Archive for the Digs Deep Category

Growing Goodness: Guerilla Gardening

Growing Goodness: Guerilla Gardening

You have probably heard of the term “guerilla” applied to various tactics before, such as Guerilla Marketing. A splash of a logo artfully emblazoned on the side of building or street pavement, a double utilization of redundantly bland outside space and a consumer brand image getting in front of the sometimes elusive and constantly distracted public eye. Guerilla Gardening, is just about that type of unexpected if not slightly irreverent action, but also about production of something alive and growing. It can be for consumption or simple, visual beauty. A neglected piece of land overgrown with weeds can be transformed […]

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For The Love Of Cacao

By Christine Sykes Lowe Dan and Jael Rattigan, owners of French Broad Chocolates in Asheville, NC are made to order entrepreneurs- from backgrounds in business management to the spark of creativity, they embody many of the essential elements that people need to succeed while launching a venture. And for the past six years, succeed they have. In addition to their thriving retail location, otherwise known as French Broad Chocolate Lounge in downtown Asheville, they have a bean-to-bar chocolate factory and public tasting room that provides an outlet and direct link to the small farmed resources of their cacao. Having been […]

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes

An Italian- American tradition, “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” is a Christmas Eve event that celebrates both biblical tradition and the use of seafood in the family meal as a way of abstinence from meat, a long Roman Catholic tradition during the various days of the week as well as during Lent. The meal, or “The Feast” typically consists of seven different seafood dishes, among those various meal components may include some combination of anchovies, whiting, lobster, sardines, dried salt cod, smelts, eels, squid, octopus, shrimp, mussels and clams. Various pastas, vegetable dishes, homemade breads and of course, wine […]

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