Cherokee Indian Elder and Cookbook Author Johnnie Sue Myer offers several great recipes in her new cookbook (2011) “The Gathering Place”
According to Johnnie Sue, “Dried beans have been a staple of the Cherokee and mountain people for a long, long time. Not only are the beans and excellent source of protein but are also quite tasty and quite inexpensive, of course adding pork has its own tradition.”
It’s going to going to be very interesting over the next couple of days. Parts of Asheville are expected to have 10 inches of the fluffy white stuff on the ground by the end of the weekend!
Which is really scary since Asheville has an eclectic mix of Northern transplants (who apparently aren’t afraid of any kind of bad weather) , native born Western North Carolinians (who know that snow storms and post-melt black ice are killers here in the mountains), and people who are from other warmer regions (who think both of the other groups are crazy and/or paranoid).
So just to help keep us all safe here is a guide I found online. Stay warm, stay safe and enjoy! (Oh, and by the way, we’re closed until Monday!)
Just a quick note to tell you about one of our Asheville woodturning wizards, Bill Wanezek. Bill was recently the featured artist in the regional arts and culture magazine, The Laurel of Asheville.
This came as no surprise to us since Bill’s wood turned bowls, otter letter-openers and handcrafted pen and pencil sets are some the most popular wooden gifts items that the Mountain Made gallery has to offer. (more…)
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Stuart Nye Jewelry & Mason Jars?
Now if you’re not from around here (any of the Southern states) then you might be a bit confused by the title of this piece.
But if you are from the South, especially if you are a Southern woman, then you have probably seen or wore a piece of Stuart Nye jewelry and have drunk an adult beverage or two from a Ball Mason Jar.
The idea for this article came up when a woman in the gallery mentioned that wearing Stuart Nye was a Southern “thang”. And of course we started joking around and naturally mentioned that drinking from Mason jars was also a common habit here in the South. (more…)
Comments Off on The After Christmas Sale at Mountain Made
As you might have noticed we don’t have offer any sales or discounts here at Mountain Made during the regular shopping season. So when we do offer our once a year, After Christmas Sale, we try to make it worth the wait!
Currently our artwork is 25% off from Dec 26 to Dec 31, 2015
Bio/Artist Profile Bill’s woodworking career started as a youngster working side by side with his dad. He often starts out with a concept and then changes it as the beauty of the wood reveals itself. He currently has about 30 different kinds of domestic and exotic hardwoods from which he makes …Read More »
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