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From the Kitchen: W.Va. culinary champs ‘going to Disneyland’
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From the Kitchen: W.Va. culinary champs ‘going to Disneyland’

There was a television commercial that portrayed a super winner, generally from the sports world, being asked what they plan to do now that they have won.

Just as in the TV spot, the management and culinary teams from the culinary arts program...

From the Kitchen: W.Va. culinary champs ‘going to Disneyland’
From the Kitchen: W.Va. culinary champs ‘going to Disneyland’

There was a television commercial that portrayed a super winner, generally from the sports world, being asked what they plan to do now that they have won.

Just as in the TV spot, the management and culinary teams from the culinary arts program...

Innerviews: Indian Methodist minister drawn to hospital pastoral care
Innerviews: Indian Methodist minister drawn to hospital pastoral care
He’s a Methodist minister from India, an oddity. But the Rev. Ravi Isaiah learned a lot as odd man out, first as a Christian in India, again as a foreigner in America.
Rick Steelhammer: Some deep thoughts on toilet paper and parking

When it comes to toilet paper, are you a high-roller or a low-roller?

Before I got married, I was a random-roller: it made no difference to me if the paper rolled off the top of the bathroom spool or off the bottom. As long as I had an adequate...

Vines & Vittles: Well-aging wine
Vines & Vittles: Well-aging wine

By John Brown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of the few benefits of being a long-in-the-tooth wine lover is that you probably have squirreled away a few bottles over the years that are finally coming of age.

Yes, it can be a sublime...

Counter Intelligence: Think tap water’s risky?
Counter Intelligence: Think tap water’s risky?

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thirsty? Pour yourself a glass of something cool and refreshing, naturally sugar-free, calorie-free, truly thirst-quenching and only costing pennies per glass. Water, right from the tap, is often a...

Smell the Coffee: On becoming a fan

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’m still a bit new to basketball fandom.

It had never been my sport, neither to play nor to watch. Football, I got. I understood its strategies and was familiar with its penalties and was...

Garden Guru: Don’t fall for garden store gimmicks
Garden Guru: Don’t fall for garden store gimmicks

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sometimes it takes me a while to come up with an idea for my weekly article. Sometimes inspiration strikes at the weirdest of times and the column just writes itself.

This week, the latter is the...

Beers to You: ‘Growler bill’ helps brewers, consumers

By Rich Ireland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was like music to my ears when I tuned in to this year’s State of the State address and actually heard the words “craft brewer” leave the lips of Gov. Tomblin.

The governor ...

Live Life Fully: Happy is a state of mind

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you think we’re all born with a “Susie Sunshine” or “Donnie Downer” personality and that’s all there is to it, think again.

While it’s true we...

Judy Grigoraci: From the Kitchen — Green Chili Shootout is Saturday

We might think spring and summer are the only reasons the color green comes into its own down at the Capitol Market.

We would be wrong, because this Saturday, Tammy Borstnar, executive director of the market, is once again hosting the annual...

Innerviews: Hair offers stylist another medium for artistic expression
Innerviews: Hair offers stylist another medium for artistic expression

He’s one of those left-brainers, the artsy type. He plays music. He paints. He writes. And above all, David Mayse styles hair. It’s another creative outlet, as challenging and rewarding to his artistic nature as a blank canvas awaiting...

Steelhammer: Lone Star State’s inmate recycling program runs short of fuel

Texas, the state that leads the nation in oil, gas, cotton, beef and, believe it or not, mohair production, may be in danger of losing its No. 1 status in a somewhat more controversial field -- prisoner execution.

According to a Washington Post ...

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