The smell of thousands of apples is enough to make the flintiest Scrooge Thankful!

I am a bit worn out with all the non-holiday drama. While I am thrilled that people are making statements that their company will not force employees to work on Thanksgiving Day nor stuff Christmas down your throats till after Thanksgiving nor make their employees work on Black Friday OR have to explain why theyContinue reading “The smell of thousands of apples is enough to make the flintiest Scrooge Thankful!”

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Halloween Soup and the FRIED CHICKPEA RECIPE

The cold snap took me by surprise, I must confess. Cold means soup to me and I have a super-simple and tasty soup recipe to share with you along with a less simple but still crazy delicious optional garnish!  One of my favorite ways to eat soup is with a book propped up along side ofContinue reading “Halloween Soup and the FRIED CHICKPEA RECIPE”

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Pass the Stuffing and Sequins!

Dear Surf City, We are thrilled to be celebrating Thanksgiving #2 with Topsail Island! To show our Thankfulness, we will be doing $1 coffee on Mondays! Thank you for another wonderful year and a rip-roaring fall so far! All shipping orders must be in by the order deadline. Orders must be shipped the Monday ofContinue reading “Pass the Stuffing and Sequins!”

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Spooooooky Island Treats and Many Gracious Thank Yous!

It’s time to talk about this.  As you all know, we did not manage to snag the coveted “people’s choice” award in the Martha Stewart competition. It was some stiff competition and slim, slim odds but you guys fought so hard it was incredible!! Do you realize that we managed to sneak in the topContinue reading “Spooooooky Island Treats and Many Gracious Thank Yous!”

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30 Days of Joy Hath September!

I have figured out the whole beach-instafriendship equation! It’s like summer camp for grown ups!! We are the counselors and each week we have new campers that we are instantly enamored with and form friendships with, so that we are excited to see them the next year! Some campers this year were returning campers, othersContinue reading “30 Days of Joy Hath September!”

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IT’S TIME TO EAT FESTIVELY!!!!!!!

I find it absolutely amazing that I am sending out our 4th Thanksgiving email!!!  As I have said before and can’t say enough, we are thankful for all of your loyal support and keeping our minuscule operation going through the last few years. It has been a learning experience every single day and I haveContinue reading “IT’S TIME TO EAT FESTIVELY!!!!!!!”

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60 Bushels of apples a day keeps boredom at bay!

If I babble incoherently it’s only because we have so many fun things coming up I can’t stand it! This very afternoon I am going to pick up our first delivery of APPLES from the incomparable http://www.vintagevirginiaapples.com courtesy of the fabulous Margaret Shelton at http://sheltonherbfarmnc.com/. So yeah, part of my job today is to go outContinue reading “60 Bushels of apples a day keeps boredom at bay!”

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My State Fair is a GREAT State Fair!

I LOVE the  music from State Fair-but we all know I am a complete Rodgers and Hammerstein junky, so this is no surprise!  I also love the concept of putting up preserves, baking a sassy layer cake and getting dolled up to stroll around the midway.  Alternately, I could don camo cut-offs, 12 lip piercings and anContinue reading “My State Fair is a GREAT State Fair!”

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Gettin’ Ready to get Exciting in here!!!

As always, there is something going on downtown!  While I refuse to comment on the parking other than to growl and mutter there are several other projects brewing! First we are working on a Pie Contest for November called “Eat your Heart out!” to benefit the Children at Heart Adoption Agency (www.childrenatheart.com) more detail soon! WeContinue reading “Gettin’ Ready to get Exciting in here!!!”

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Pie Eatin’ Contest!

628114._GreatHarvest_PRF2  PIE EATING TIME!!!! Let’s do this people!  Seriously, if you ARE coming you do need to call or email so we can hold you a spot-otherwise we might not have a pie for you! Great Harvest Bread Co. is having a Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Saturday, October 16th!  There are 2 divisions-children ages 8-15 andContinue reading “Pie Eatin’ Contest!”

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