Asheville Herb Festival – A Must See Event May 5-7, 2017

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| By Tammy Taylor | Herbs have been part of human culture since the beginning of time. Although they add the characteristic Italian flavor of spaghetti sauce, as well as that nutty-exotic flavor of Indian curry dishes, herbs have long …

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Ten Warning Signs of Health: The Relationship of Pieces to the Puzzle of Health

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| By Elizabeth Pavka, PH.D. | According to the Merriman-Webster dictionary, “Relationship is the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.”

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Food For Thought: One-Pan Wonders – A Skillet is All You Need!!

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What could be better than a luscious meal made in one pan? Fewer dishes, easier clean up, and yummy food… writing about one-pan dishes got my creative juices flowing! (Pun intended)

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How I Lost 8 Dress Sizes Without Really Dieting

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| By Tammy Taylor | Three things happened. First, I had children and never lost the pregnancy weight. The doctor said nursing the children would make the weight drop off, but it didn’t. That was the biggest factor. Second, I …

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Food For Thought: Souper-Duper Winter Soups!

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At this time of the year, we all expect cold weather, making soup even more appealing! Our fall this year was rather warm, but it’s never too warm for an easy, nutritious soup. Sometimes I put together a quick and …

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About December and Beyond

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| By Elizabeth Pavka | This “Food for Thought” article has three parts. First, how to navigate holiday parties in healthier ways.

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Food For Thought: Dessert! Need We Say More? Apples Are In!

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There are many, many apple varieties in season locally at this time of year. I am also taken my what apples offer, both in their raw form and by way of the end products like apple cider and apple cider …

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Guests at the Feast

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| By Susanne Kimball | Philosophers since Plato have argued that the topic of food is too transient to merit serious consideration, and the sense of smell and taste associated with food too primitive and instinctual. Ironically, it is in …

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Depression And Cravings: Understanding The Food-Mood Connection

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| By Medea Galligan, MS Nutrition, CHHC, AADP | When it comes to food, most of us would agree that what and when we eat can directly affect how we feel. After a heavy meal, we may feel tired and …

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Food For Thought: Make a Little Chocolate ‘Moose’!

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We all have a personal and family food culture with many influences – like the economy, health, culture, etc. How each of our families saw food and its preparation, and whether it was a priority, speaks to how we might …

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Brevard’s Reason to Bake: Creating Opportunities From Scratch

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| By Frances Neville | When Elise Sampson’s daughter Carolyn turned 18, she went to her mother with a dream – she wanted to be a baker. Elise knew she could help her find a job doing various other tasks, …

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Meet Our Advertisers: In the Neighborhood – Copper Crown Restaurant

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Kate and Adam Bannasch are about to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their east Asheville eatery, Copper Crown Restaurant. Kate tells us, “We wanted to bring a food, wine, cocktail and service experience like you’d find downtown to this area. …

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Snapshots of Life on a Small Farm

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| By Tammy Taylor | I understand roots, and not just because I grew up working on a small farm in the mountains of North Carolina. My family’s roots run deep. We’ve owned this same land since well before the …

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How Pioneer Women Rule the Roost, Yesterday and Today

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| By Frances Tacy | A hundred years ago, women’s magazines (as well as farm magazines) offered ‘beau coup’ poultry advice, and women were often able to earn a little ‘pin money’ by raising chickens and selling eggs. The history …

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