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Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste & Occasion

Quench by Ashley English, featuring two recipes from Amber of Pixiespocket.com! Hey, y'all! I'm in a book! Please pardon my enthusiasm...this...

Asheville Herb Festival 2014

Asheville Herb Festival 2014 This year was the 25th anniversary of the Asheville Herb Festival.  I have attended every year but one...

Growing Onions from Scraps

Regrow Spring Onions from Scraps I may never buy onions again. Growing Onions from Scraps is easy! It has been over...

Local Business Love: West Asheville

Good day, folks!  I recently spent a lovely day accomplishing wonderful things around West Asheville, like getting my ukulele restrung and tuned, eating Thunderstruck Coffee...

Honey (and Cider!) around Asheville – 2013

Beekeepers from places as diverse as the Fynbos region of the Western Cape of South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, and Vancouver Island in Canada are sending jars...

Raspberry Allergy?

Aww, drat! After a few in-home experiments, I've got a strong suspicion that I have developed a mild raspberry allergy! I got some lovely fresh...

WNC Farm Profile: Spinning Spider Creamery

Bloomy Samples at Market, photo fromSpinningSpiderCreamery.com Now, I know that there are people out there who just do not like goat...

WNC Farm Profiles: Hickory Nut Gap Meats

Pepperoni.  Hot Sopressata.  Sweet Sopressata.  I keep trying to get a picture of these amazing meats for you all, but it's been impossible. Every Saturday,...

Apple Picking & Processing 2011

I live in an incredibly beautiful and bountiful area.  Western North Carolina has so much to offer in the way of local, healthy food that...

Let’s Talk About: Local Honey!

Every now and then, folks ask if I ever sell plain, local honey in my shop. Unfortunately, I won't feel quite right doing this until...

Pixie’s Pocket Spotlight: Cocoa Honey

2017 update: I have not made this honey to sell in a long time, but if you want some, I suggest you visit the Asheville...