Category: Feature

Rooted Gatherings

Root vegetables are trending in the culinary world. With balsamic glazes, oven-roasted chars or grill-marked skins they are on the covers of popular cooking magazines. Rutabaga, celeriac (celery root), rainbow carrots, pink ginger, and radishes are just a few of the members of the root family. They are identified as bulbous, tuberous and tap by their underground growing systems. At harvest, farmers hunch over broken earth to uproot these often colorful, yet dirt-clod produce. And as farm-to-table recipes are on the rise, there has been a 40% increase in their consumption over the past 4 years. Yet, these crunchy...

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The Pie Hole

Photo by Marilyn Botta   Native Augustan, Colleen Hall, spent 25 years as a radiation therapist with MCG before opening her pie eatery two years ago in August. “I always liked to bake,” she reflected “but I started out making breads mostly for the Augusta Market downtown.” From there she introduced her baked loaves to Columbia County’s Evans Market, and her culinary interests broadened to sweet pies which landed her at the current Verandah Drive location. Nowadays her farmhouse-style drop-in bake shop includes savory pies, cinnamon rolls and a rich Buona Caffe coffee made uniquely for the Pie Hole...

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Books we love, NAPPA 2019 gifts

With the holidays around the corner the shelves are being stocked with fun gifts this year for young kids. Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards, has highlighted some books that are sure to put young boys and girls in the mood to read. Here are three of her recommended selections from the NAPPA 2019 gift guide. Wild Bios Books. Meet history’s greatest figures in this adorable board book series with an animal twist. Includes famous Meowxican painter Frida Catlo, Baa-rd of Avon William Sheepspeare’s, brave pilot Amelia Harehart and astronaut Neil Armswan. $7.99, Birth-2, silverdolphinbooks.com.       Where...

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More Toys from the 2019 Toy Guide — Wild and Wacky Gifts

With the holidays around the corner the shelves are being stocked with fun toys this year for young kids. Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards, has highlighted some wild and wacky toys that are sure to make young boys and girls giggle. Here are three of her recommended toys from the NAPPA 2019 toy guide. For more recommended NAPPA toys, visit the comprehensive list at www.augustafamily.com/nappa-awards-holiday-toy-guide-2019/ Pop Pops Snotz Playset: use the Slime Hammer to help you pop all the bubbles and to play with the oozey, gooey slime. The Hammer Playset contains 18 bubbles filled with...

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AR Workshop DIY Holiday Paper Goods and Brush Lettering Workshop

The 2010 design company Anders Ruff started in the early days as an Etsy shop and online store for DIY inspiration and ideas. Based on demand from fans and clients over the years, the owners, Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff, now offer DIY workshops in more than 100 franchise locations across the States. Home décor, hand lettering, wreath making and chunky blanket knitting are a few of the workshops offered in our city at the Evans location next to the Rooted Coffeehouse on William Few Parkway. A great place for birthday parties, girls’ night out, bachelorette parties and corporate...

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