How I Wish For Words

How I Wish For Words

How I wish for words. Real words, not just the ones that Mame pens for me. I long for words that drift from my own mouth and float softly on the air and find their way, landing in the ears of those whose hearts need the healing oil of the sweet truth. I have been […]

Salt Homemakers Show set for April 30

Salt Homemakers Show set for April 30

This year’s annual Salt Homemakers Show will feature a culinary “Battle of the Mayoral Candidates,” as Pam Limes, Steven Williams and Drew Hastings will square off to see who can cook up the best dish in front of hundreds of guests at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College. Limes and Williams are running […]

Raised Beds

Raised Beds

Raised-bed gardening is the key to growing lots of healthy plants with the least effort. Raised beds are containers of soil above ground level, with space to walk around them without packing the growing soil down and squeezing out all the air. They also prevent the surrounding grass and weeds from invading and competing with […]

Moonshine a story of entrepreneurship

Moonshine a story of entrepreneurship

By Monica S. Schultz Mention the word “moonshine” to most people and images of ignorant outlaws in the hills of Appalachia or drunken mob-driven speakeasies spring to mind. However, the true story of moonshine has always been one of entrepreneurship in the midst of recession. Now with craft distilling becoming more popular (and legal), the […]

Alice’s Laidback Living in Hillsboro welcomes shoppers

Alice’s Laidback Living in Hillsboro welcomes shoppers

Just three miles east of Hillsboro, nestled among the woods and hills, is a store where customers can find refurbished furniture and vintage pieces that are “different and unique,” according to owner Alice Wilson. Alice’s Laidback Living opened last summer, with its doors welcoming shoppers in June. In the months since, Wilson said, the store […]

Covey of quail and waffles with blackberry bourbon maple syrup

Covey of quail and waffles with blackberry bourbon maple syrup

By Tyler Viars Having lived the better part of the last decade south of the Mason-Dixon Line, I have indulged in many pounds worth of chicken and waffles. To my northern friends, this may sound like a stretch but you have to trust. The combinations of crunch, salty and sweet tantalize my palate. I must […]

Andrea Chaffin: Clean eating

Andrea Chaffin: Clean eating

By Andrea Chaffin Someone on the outside might see clean eating as a trend or just another diet idea, but those who do it are quick to point out that it’s more a way to live every day life. And this lifestyle seems to be everywhere lately. So, what exactly does it mean? What is […]

Pamela Stricker: Spring cleaning from the inside out

Pamela Stricker: Spring cleaning from the inside out

By Pamela Stricker On a recent visit to Alice’s Laidback Living outside of Hillsboro to do a photo shoot for the cover of this edition of Salt, I got inspired by the beautiful store, the décor, the clever arrangements of furniture, the gently burning fire, the lilting music. It was a delightful repass and escape […]

Lora Abernathy: O-H … Oh-Yeah!

By Lora Abernathy When I was younger, I dreamed of moving to Ohio. I loved my home state of West Virginia, but, always the adventurer, I wanted to live elsewhere. Ohio was perfect. It was a much bigger state with vibrant major metros — and it was right next door. I am proud to announce […]

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