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Locally grown meat to be showcased at Capitol Market

State agriculture officials, officials with the state’s beef industry and local cattle producers will be at the Capitol Market in Charleston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday hosting a “Beef for Father’s Day” event. Locally...

Locally grown meat to be showcased at Capitol Market

State agriculture officials, officials with the state’s beef industry and local cattle producers will be at the Capitol Market in Charleston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday hosting a “Beef for Father’s Day” event. Locally...

State farmers market group names new director
State farmers market group names new director

As markets for locally grown produce continue to expand throughout the state, the West Virginia Farmers Market Association has hired a new leader.

On Monday, Mason County resident Jeremy Grant replaced Kelly Crane as the group’s...

WV Book Team: Cookbooks give W.Va. fare traditional and fancy spins
WV Book Team: Cookbooks give W.Va. fare traditional and fancy spins

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are two new cookbooks that in many ways could not be further apart in style and approach, yet they have the same roots and both are based on long cooking traditions in West Virginia.

For 22 years now, Barbara...

Counter Intelligence: We’re sweet on our annual cherry harvest
Counter Intelligence: We’re sweet on our annual cherry harvest

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — My first taste of a fresh sour cherry was a dozen years ago as we moved into our house with three small kids.

Pulling up the road to our driveway, we were greeted by a head-high tree that leaned ...

From the Kitchen: Time to get your grill on

If you didn’t already pay homage to the smoke and fire king on Monday, standing behind the grids of your Weber, it’s probably time that we all should have our outdoor grills ready to ignite — except for those loyal year-round...

Counter Intelligence: The joy of cooking up a cookbook
Counter Intelligence: The joy of cooking up a cookbook

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our FedEx driver has been efficiently schlepping packages of every imaginable size to our neighborhood for as long as I can remember.

He never appears to age and emerges from the emblazoned white truck with grace,...

From the Kitchen: Little lessons that are big on taste

The tiny tykes kitchen at Weberwood Elementary has seen more action since the last column I did featuring the cooking achievements of the pre-K class.

That past effort resulted in the printed recipes for guacamole and a “whole lotta...

Counter Intelligence: Berry tasty dessert welcomes kids home
Counter Intelligence: Berry tasty dessert welcomes kids home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It's birthday month at our house — three birthdays in three weeks. Throw in Mother's Day and the occasional graduation and it's a nonstop party.

This year, one of the birthdays coincides with the return of our...

Vine & Vittles: A sip off the new Block
Vine & Vittles: A sip off the new Block

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston's newest restaurant — The Block, at the corner of Capitol and Quarrier streets — is an epicurean's dream come true with a deliciously enticing menu and a wine list that is extensive and well thought out....

Craft beer predicted to grow under new WV law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Tourism Commissioner Amy Shuler Goodwin said Monday she’s confident the number of craft brewers in West Virginia will double from the current 11 with new legislation that lowers licensing and bonding costs and...

Counter Intelligence: Exciting time for WV farmers markets
Counter Intelligence: Exciting time for WV farmers markets

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Vegetable paradise has erupted before my eyes, with the farmers market season seemingly arriving overnight. Winter one day, summer the next. Bring it on!

What a pleasant surprise to see the East ...

Cafe buttering up customers toward a better way to eat
Cafe buttering up customers toward a better way to eat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The problem with eating healthy is good food takes time to prepare, even if you’re just having salad.

Downtown at lunch, it’s easier to just grab a sandwich at the drive-through or have something...

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