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Mary Casey-Sturk

“What’s the deal with all the pancakes?” With apologies to Jerry Seinfeld, we really don’t know, but let’s find out! more

Sweet Appalachia

I consider myself a scrounger, part from necessity, part from the love of “rescuing” something of value. When my mother needed household items after an extended period of illness, I traded pet-sitting duties for a kitchen table and some stools. more

Features

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Corn bread, home grown vegetables that were then canned, biscuits and gravy, stews, rabbit, chicken and dumplings and apple desserts—these are the foods commonly thought to be of Appalachian origin. more

Features

Virginia wines

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Virginia is the fifth largest producer of wine in the United States—behind California, Washington, Oregon and New York—and the wines in this region won’t disappoint. more

Departments

Lost and found

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As we’ve aged together, I’ve noticed that many conversations with my husband include describing something we’ve either lost or found. The best conversations rotate around something we lost and then found. And then sometimes lose again. more

Good Reads

Mountain men

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

My father was raised in Pike County, Ken., where the men have their own notions about romance. In his early courting days things were easier; everybody wanted to get married and have babies, so it was simply a a matter of making arrangements. more

Good Reads