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Picture of IV inserted while donating blood

Why donate blood now, free Covid antibody testing My family always donated blood. My mom, uncle, and grandparents donated regularly, were in the ‘gallon club’. Besides my fear of needles, I never thought much about it until a neighbor mentioned… Continue Reading

Review: Asheville’s Best Asian Food Market, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese Grocery

Huge selection of Japanese sauces

We’ve lived in Asheville area for going on six years.  There has always been a small handful of Asian grocers in the area.  That doesn’t mean finding a large variety of fresh, unexpired, organic, healthy Asian food has been easy. … Continue Reading

Best in Asheville Review: Doughnuts in WNC, who wins best donuts? Map of Asheville doughnut shops, Donut Directory

Dozen Duck Donuts next to Dozen Hole Doughnuts

Holy cow after being on the Whole 30 Diet, and falling off during the Covid, we were running for some sweets. Time to find the best doughnuts in Western North Carolina.  Friends and coworkers have their favorites.  We’ve been hearing… Continue Reading

Best Pumpkin Patch in all of Western North Carolina: The Nix Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patch with large orange silo and mountain view behind

I have many fond memories of Halloween as a kid. Picking the perfect costume always required plenty of advanced planning. And finding the perfect pumpkin was a tall order.  When I was in elementary school, it was always the biggest… Continue Reading

Review: Best Solar Installer in Western North Carolina, Hendersonville, Asheville area

13 solar panels on top of house

Lots of folks wonder about solar, but few take the plunge.  We did, twice.  With the once 30% Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit, and about 30% Duke Energy NC Solar Rebate Program, our cost was significantly off-set.  But even with… Continue Reading