Discovering Local Food at Ingles Markets

Taste of Local food products

One of my missions with this blog is to encourage foodies to support their local food producers, whether it be through CSA”s (Community Supported Agriculture) or buying produce at the local farmers markets. Since moving to the Appalachian Foothills area, I have never before witnessed such support for local farmers and food products. The regionalRead more

Wine and Shopping in Highlands, NC

Sip and Shop Highlands Food and Wine Festival

Sampling various wines and shopping throughout the beautiful town of Highlands, North Carolina, with my husband – made for one of the most pleasant Saturday’s ever! Sip and Shop Saturday was just one of the events at the 2017 Highlands Food and Wine Festival. Edible Upcountry and Edible Asheville Magazines partnered with the Highlands Chamber of CommerceRead more

Food Trucks Roll In at Highlands Food and Wine Festival

Truckin Highlands Food and Wine Festival

The 2017 Highlands Food and Wine Festival presented some of the best food trucks Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina has to offer. Appropriately coined, Truckin’, the four-hour event allowed patrons to sample a wide variety of flavorful dishes, prepared by some of the most talented restaurants on wheels.   To complement the savory samples, wereRead more

Perfect Birthday Gift for a Foodie

Birthday gift for a foodie JoAnn's Food Bites

Another birthday has rolled around and although my husband did not inquire as to what I might like to do, I decided to create my own birthday celebration. Food adventures are what I love to do whenever we go on vacation or visit a new city. The culinary adventure I planned when we were inRead more

Foodie Heaven at Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods - JoAnns Food Bites

Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Lowes Foods  opened their first location in the Upstate of South Carolina in late September.  I finally visited a couple of weeks ago and boy, was I amazed. Visiting a Lowes Foods is not a normal trip to the grocery store, be prepared to spend most of the afternoon pursuingRead more

Fish Tacos: 100 Day Real Food Challenge

fish tacos - 100 days real food challenge

Challenge is an UNDERSTATEMENT. When your household hates vegetables and you are a foodie, this 100 days of real food is nearly impossible. Today’s recipe is in Lisa Leak’s new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food.   Easy Fish Tacos with PicoRead more

Gourmet Goodies at Vom Fass Greenville

Vom Fass Spirits

Ever wanted to sample a whiskey before you bought it?  Ever want to taste an aged balsamic vinegar before you invested in a bottle?  You can do both of these at Vom Fass, a 258-store franchise operation.  Originally from Georgia, I never enjoyed the Vom Fass experience; relocating to Greenville has yet another benefit.  Ms.Read more