Daily Archives: June 20, 2011


Sassafras is one of those rich childhood memories that I savor and crave from time to time. Rich is the aroma, flavor, and the memory my mother’s love and attention. When the world around me was not just right, my … Continue reading

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Most mountain folks make “hootch” and never realize it. Sourdough bread is another mountain tradition. Nothing is more endemic than a loaf of native sourdough bread. Nobody really knows when people began the making of a sourdough starter, or levain … Continue reading

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