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

Our journey in Buying a Mitsubishi Hyper Heat Mini Split to replace Jotul F3 Wood Stove as Primary Heat

Mini split air conditioning unit with hand operating remote control

Our mountain cottage We moved to the mountain a half decade ago.  Sounds so long. As I write, it will be our sixth winter.  It’s a small cottage.  About 800 square foot on main floor, with an 800 square foot… Continue Reading

Best Qigong in Asheville Area: Mind grounding with the other Martial Art

Sign at road: Embracing Simplicity Hermitage Meditation Center 828-338-2665

Have you been on WNC’s beautiful hikes, toured the Biltmore, circled downtown, driven the Blue Ridge Parkway, but still looking for something new to do in the Asheville area? Maybe some Martial Arts?? Tried yoga, but looking for something a… Continue Reading