Valarie Russell on November 25th, 2014

Come down to the Farmer’s Market and support your local vendors.  Saturday is “Small Business Saturday”!   I know of several vendors who will be set up with great gift giving ideas for the holidays… Shealy Farms – honey, 3D Valley Meats, Family Spirits Homestead – aka…”Jelly Lady”, Dot’s home baked goods, Rattlesnake Hill Farm – […]

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Valarie Russell on November 11th, 2014

This Saturday, we will once again be located under the pavilion at the corner of Bank & Market Streets from 10-noon for your shopping pleasure. There should be a few other vendors there as well; Shealy Farms with their local honey and Grass Corp. with their fresh milk products and possibly even others. This Saturday will […]

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Valarie Russell on November 11th, 2014

While vacationing last week I discovered that the National Dish of Saint Maarten on the French side is Callaloo Soup (Caribbean Greens). It’s made with pork cubes, chicken stock, okra, hot pepper (habanero or Scotch Bonnet are typically used), onion, callaloo leaves (spinach like, so I used spinach) and other ingredients. This soup is really delicious […]

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Valarie Russell on November 11th, 2014

I am admittedly not a great baker (a cook- that’s totally a different matter) but this is a simple and amazing recipe even I can do. Moist, dense, and super chocolate-y, no one will ever guess there’s zucchini in this bread. What a great way to use up some of our excess harvest that I […]

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