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Food Notes: Sept. 24, 2017

Food Notes: Sept. 24, 2017

The Wine Shop at Capitol Market will mark its first fall wine tasting at 2 p.m. today. The tasting will feature West Coast wines. The cost is $15 a person.

Good to Grow: Fairy garden brings magic to the neighborhood

Good to Grow: Fairy garden brings magic to the neighborhood

It’s September, which is, for a gardener, a very busy month. And, yes, I have a long list of chores.

Vietnam veteran builds prosthetics in war zones

Vietnam veteran builds prosthetics in war zones

Dave Evans’ life didn’t end the day he lost both his legs below the knees in Vietnam.

Discovering my homeland in Smrecany, Slovakia

Discovering my homeland in Smrecany, Slovakia

I took the trip of a lifetime in June. First to London, then to the village of Smrecany, in Slovakia.

One Month at a Time: Tour of Mardi Gras Casino shows signs of regulations

One Month at a Time: Tour of Mardi Gras Casino shows signs of regulations

Editor’s note: Every month, feature writer Bill Lynch takes on a new skill he knows little about or to learn or to undertake a new challenge. In the month of September, he is learning how to deal blackjack at the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, in...

Books and Brews expanding to Charleston’s West Side

Books and Brews expanding to Charleston’s West Side

A Putnam County restaurant, coffee shop and bookstore plans to expand to Charleston’s West Side next year. Hurricane’s Books and Brews plans to add a second location at 222 West Washington Street in the Spring of 2018, business owner and ...

The Food Guy: New Riverwalk sushi and noodle house needs time

The Food Guy: New Riverwalk sushi and noodle house needs time

I was happy when a new sushi place opened in South Charleston, but even more excited to hear the Sushi Garden there would offer a selection of noodle bowls to accompany a traditional lineup of sushi, rice and teriyaki creations.

Learning a sweet new skill — cookie decorating

Learning a sweet new skill — cookie decorating

You might remember Jordon Dotson, also known as “Sugar Momma Sweets.”

On Retirement: The right words can help people with dementia

On Retirement: The right words can help people with dementia

Ah, the effect of just the right wording.

A stranger got it just right. We passed recently as I was walking our dog, the latter with his tail still up and wagging.

Innerviews: Inveterate river rat celebrates half-century of boating

Innerviews: Inveterate river rat celebrates half-century of boating

There’s hardly anything Tom Pile enjoys more than his 6-mile commute to work. No stop lights. No stop signs. No traffic jams. And the lanes are as wide and open as a Montana sky.

Vintage West Virginia: Quarrier Street changes

Vintage West Virginia: Quarrier Street changes

Each Sunday and Monday, Vintage West Virginia provides a glimpse of the past in the Mountain State.

On the Town: South Charleston centennial, July ArtWalk

On the Town: South Charleston centennial, July ArtWalk

The City of South Charleston began its month-long 100-year birthday celebration Aug. 9.

Rick Steelhammer: Research that makes people laugh, then think, is an Ig Nobel task

Rick Steelhammer: Research that makes people laugh, then think, is an Ig Nobel task

While Bob Dylan waited nearly six months to pick up his Nobel Prize for literature, there were few no-shows at a ceremony last Thursday at Harvard University honoring the 2017 recipients of the Ig Nobel Prize, which honors researchers who have done...

Vintage West Virginia: Art & Craft Fair

Vintage West Virginia: Art & Craft Fair

Each Sunday and Monday, Vintage West Virginia provides a glimpse of the past in the Mountain State.

WV Travel Team: Biltmore only one sight to see in Asheville

WV Travel Team: Biltmore only one sight to see in Asheville

You can’t go to Asheville, North Carolina, without touring the Biltmore Estate. That would be akin to skipping Notre Dame on your visit to Paris or bypassing the Colosseum in Rome.

Salt of the earth: Mineral’s wells run deep in Kanawha Valley

Salt of the earth: Mineral’s wells run deep in Kanawha Valley

The only salt-makers left in the Kanawha Valley today are on a mission to preserve the area’s well-seasoned heritage.

A little good news — and a used car — help change a life

A little good news — and a used car — help change a life

The light-blue car first rolled off the production line in 1998 at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Live Life Fully: Tragedies unite us, but for how long?

Live Life Fully: Tragedies unite us, but for how long?

This past week we experienced the brunt of two major hurricanes and the sixteenth anniversary of September 11th.

WV Culinary Team: White sauce — the little black dress of the cooking world

WV Culinary Team: White sauce — the little black dress of the cooking world

In fashion, black is basic. In cooking, white is basic, as in béchamel (white) sauce, considered one of the five classic French “mother sauces.”

WV Design Team: Hollywood Regency meets WV warmth

WV Design Team: Hollywood Regency meets WV warmth

Have you ever walked into a friend’s home and thought ‘Wow, this is the most unique room I have ever seen?’

Good to Grow: It’s been a grape year

Good to Grow: It’s been a grape year

With the leaves of the mighty black walnut starting to turn across the region, giving a preview that fall and shorter days are abound, I found myself staring into a purple pearl abyss of grapes, along my fence line last week. Just ...

Food Notes: Sept. 17, 2017

Food Notes: Sept. 17, 2017

Culinary instructors will explain step-by-step how to make Kibbeh with yogurt-rice sauce, Lebanese cauliflower, Za’atar pistachio mint olive Labneh dip and honey sesame brittle.

WV Farm2Fork Team: Perennials produce abundance in any season

WV Farm2Fork Team: Perennials produce abundance in any season

We’re newish farmers. Neither Doug nor myself grew up with this life, but we felt called to do something, anything different than the life we lived for the first eight years of our marriage.

One Month at a Time: Trying my hand from the other side of the table

One Month at a Time: Trying my hand from the other side of the table

The cards went around the table. On the first round, I drew a queen.