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Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: You’re never too young to learn how to cook
Photo courtesy of Weberwood Elementary School
Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: You’re never too young to learn how to cook

I was fortunate a couple weeks ago to spend a little time with a group of young potential chefs at their basic-training headquarters.

Young and very basic is accurate because, after all, how much...

Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: You’re never too young to learn how to cook
Judy Grigoraci — From the Kitchen: You’re never too young to learn how to cook

I was fortunate a couple weeks ago to spend a little time with a group of young potential chefs at their basic-training headquarters.

Young and very basic is accurate because, after all, how much...

Innerviews: Math coach plays by the numbers
Innerviews: Math coach plays by the numbers

Do the math. Yes, you can.

That’s Sara Cohen’s mantra at All Things Math, a teaching service she operates adjacent to the entrance at the Bridge Road Rite Aid. You might call her a math tutor. Don’t. She prefers coach. Her...

Steelhammer: New Patterson book a “bomb”

With 76 of his novels making the New York Times best-sellers list, James Patterson can afford to have at least one book bomb.

Maybe that’s part of the rationale behind the marketing campaign for his newest book, “Private Vegas,...

Garden Guru: Small gardens are big business
Garden Guru: Small gardens are big business

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you have been to a garden center or home decor store lately, you’ve likely seen an increase in the popularity of small garden containers and plants.

At garden centers, you’ll find...

Smell the Coffee: Kitchen duty

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We’d already been together awhile before Didier popped the big question.

Not the marriage one. The one about my cooking.

More specifically, about my cooking for him. Something about...

Counter Intelligence: Super Bowl snacks score
Counter Intelligence: Super Bowl snacks score

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just when we start settling in with better eating habits in the new year, the Super Bowl comes around quickly to derail our resolve.

Fear not! Healthful, delicious game-day solutions are here....

Live Life Fully: Could you be addicted to stress?

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Let’s face it: Some people just can’t relax. It’s actually stressful for them.

How can this be? After all, most dreams described by lottery winner wannabes usually include a...

Mind Your Manners: Bad manners bad for business
Mind Your Manners: Bad manners bad for business

By Pam Harvit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What could rude behavior and incivility within your workplace cost you?

Plenty!

Impolite behavior by employees not only tarnishes a company’s reputation, it can affect the...

Beers to You: Craft beers for food pairings

By Rich Ireland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Turn the calendars back three years or so and try to picture the craft beer shelf at your favorite craft beer retailer (if you could find such a thing back then).

Then imagine trying to find...

From the Kitchen: Easy-peasey, grilled and cheesy

One day, desiring to pump up the flavor volume a bit in the meek and lowly grilled cheese, I came up with today’s recipe. It was also a way to use up the bread that was in my freezer.

Has the person been identified who first discovered...

Innerviews: Zest for life, especially sports, remains strong at 91
Innerviews: Zest for life, especially sports, remains strong at 91

It’s amazing, his mind. Approaching 92 in March, Dick Hanlen remembers about everything that ever happened in his long life, especially anything about sports.

He recalls the first ever athletic encounter between Charleston High...

Steelhammer: West Virginia hot dog holds its own in cuisine survey’s battle of the blands

When it comes to haute cuisine, the haute dog rules in West Virginia, according to a new Huffington Post survey based on customer input from Yelp, the do-it-yourself online rating service.

The tube steak was deemed to be 146 percent more popular ...

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