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Live Life Fully: How we get our best ideas

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Is there something magical about the shower? Or brushing your teeth and shaving? How ’bout jogging or doing needlework?

Why is it that we often get our best ideas while doing a repetitive,...

Chester not bagging it with teapot repairs

Chester, West Virginia’s northernmost city, is anxious to spout off about its unique, homespun tourist attraction, The World’s Largest Teapot. A recently launched clean-up and renovation project should keep the town with the giant teapot ...

Live Life Fully: How we get our best ideas

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Is there something magical about the shower? Or brushing your teeth and shaving? How ’bout jogging or doing needlework?

Why is it that we often get our best ideas while doing a repetitive,...

Garden Guru: Fruits for small spaces
Garden Guru: Fruits for small spaces

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many gardeners with small garden spaces, or no garden spaces at all, endeavor to grow food in small plots or containers. These gardeners usually stick with tried and true vegetables they can easily grow...

Smell the Coffee: Feeling the burn

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I was pedaling into my fifth mile on the exercise bike at the gym when I realized the world needs to create a new system of measurement.

This realization occurred while watching a TV program about ...

Counter Intelligence: Wedding shortbread cookies
Counter Intelligence: Wedding shortbread cookies

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The butter’s perfume still envelopes me even though my bake-a-thon was a week ago. Seven pounds of butter, proportionally blended with flour, rice flour, superfine sugar and a hefty pinch of...

From the Kitchen: Lasagna in the skillet

I can’t let this date slip by without warning all procrastinators out there that the income tax boogie man is watching.

That doesn’t have anything at all to do with food, unless you are harried and snowed under with accounting...

Some thoughts on death and taxes

In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes, Benjamin Franklin famously observed back in 1789.

That certainty is striking home on a personal level as I pound out these words, having returned from a memorial event for ...

Garden Guru: Dubious online garden tips
Garden Guru: Dubious online garden tips

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Social media have made it easy to share information the world around. It has made it easy for people to connect and interact more than humans ever have before.

Gardening is a common theme on...

CindySays: Swing into golf fitness

By Cindy Boggs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Golf is a game of both power and agility. If you’re into this great sport, no doubt you’re aware of sport-specific training as well as personal coaching, performance centers, screening...

Counter Intelligence: Inside-out chicken Parmesan
Counter Intelligence: Inside-out chicken Parmesan

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Who wants to play “What’s in the fridge?” After returning from a recent road trip that included everything but home cooking, I was craving a home-cooked meal. I had to resort to...

Smell the Coffee: Orange is the new brown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I was busy squinting at labels in the lotion section of Rite Aid when bits of a conversation between two ladies farther down in the aisle drifted my way.

“The way I do it is, I hit the bottle every day, first...

From the Kitchen: Don’t judge a cheesecake by its ingredients

Chef Paco Aceves, executive chef at Berry Hills Country Club, was the guest chef on March 19 for Tammy Borstnar’s “Bringing Cooking Back!” demonstration series at Capitol Market.

He started the class off right by immediately ...

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