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The Dread Pirate, Roberts, an area acoustic-music trio, will perform their specialty “jazzgrass” tunes at the February Music at the Merc! program at The Copper Room (a/k/a The Copper Lounge) at Hidden Creek Mercantile in Hurricane.

  • By Susan Maslowski
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The weather in 2017 provided one of the longest growing seasons I remember. In late October, I still had beautiful peppers on the vine. The farmers market was closed for the year, and I didn’t want the produce to go to waste. I decided to roast and freeze the surplus.

  • By Susan Maslowski
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Several years ago, a local fisherman befriended my husband. Throughout the year, he gives us frozen packets of cleaned and filleted fish. There are always several varieties. One of my favorites is crappie, which is considered among the best-tasting freshwater fish.