Win Tickets to the World Beer Festival in Columbia!

December 9, 2013

Hey guys, let’s grab some drinks together… for four hours! In January! Courtesy of All About Beer Magazine, who brings the World Beer Festival to Columbia each year to introduce us to a slew of exciting craft breweries who are making some of the best and interesting swills that you can find. I’ll make this [...]

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DIY Tofu Press

December 2, 2013

For well over a year I had a tofu press on my Amazon wishlist because I do enjoy tofu but do not enjoy having to find heavy objects to balance on top of it to press the water out. That method only works somewhat, because eventually the paper towels and kitchen towels become too saturated [...]

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Columbia’s Jolliest December Food & Drink Calendar!

December 1, 2013

Happy holidays and celebrations to all! December is a funny month because there’s so much action loaded into the first half of the month, then it goes silent until New Year’s Eve when everyone crawls back out for a big blowout to cap off the year! Many events this month also have a shopping tie [...]

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My Top 5 Favorite Small Businesses in the Midlands

November 29, 2013

The Columbia metropolitan area spans around 30 miles, give or take, from the Northeast area to the good edges of Lexington county, and packed within those miles are dozens of excellent small businesses run by the people all around you. The past few years I’ve highlighted the importance of Small Business Saturday, even though it’s [...]

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Stocking Up on Provisions for a Cold Winter

November 25, 2013

Cold is not something that we welcome in this household. It means higher electric bills, more laundry from wearing more clothes, and not getting to sit under the carport and breathe in fresh air. But as we all know, you can’t stop the cold from coming so we embrace a few combative measures to stay [...]

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Thanksgiving Desserts Class with Charleston Cooks!

November 22, 2013

The difference between cooking and baking is that cooking is more go-with-the-flow, more artsy. Baking, on the other hand is a science with chemical reactions happening in the pan and much less of a margin for error. No one likes a flat, rock hard cake, so freestyling it and whipping “about a cup of flour” [...]

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Night Standing

November 13, 2013

The thing about having annoyingly specific tastes is that it takes a while to find what you’re looking for. The reward though, is that split second, gut-reaction feeling that comes when you know you’ve found it. After I found and refinished my dresser, a boring brown IKEA Malm was no longer cutting it, so I [...]

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Zoe’s Kitchen Opens in Lexington

November 11, 2013

You can tell that Lexington is getting fancy when they are starting to get restaurant duplicates from downtown Columbia. Zoes Kitchen is the latest to migrate westward, and is now open in the former Cinnabon/Caravel/some sandwich shop location on 378, right down from Target. I was invited to come and check them out on their [...]

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Why We Aren’t Celebrating Thanksgiving The Same Way That We Used To

November 4, 2013

It’s November in the year 2013, which means that two major things are happening in Internetland: one, people are starting to do those “daily thanks” posts on Facebook and Twitter which is more suited to your livejournal; and two: people are starting to pin Thanksgiving recipes like woah. This part isn’t annoying because it’s delicious, [...]

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Columbia’s November Food Calendar

October 31, 2013

How is it time for November already? I feel like the students just arrived back in town, and here we are in Thanksgiving month! The holiday excitement is starting to mount, and the cold is taunting us by reminding us that she is coming to keep us freezing until May. Sounds like as good a [...]

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