giveaway: hand carved cherry wood cutting board by walnut hollow workshop

As we near the end of November those of us who live in climates with four seasons begin to say farewell to the farmers markets. Over the warmer months we’ve met many vendors selling wide varieties of fresh produce. But, of course, produce is not the only thing that you will find; honey, beeswax candles, soaps, alpaca wool and that is just that start of it. It is at the farmers market in Fredericksburg, Virginia that we met the folks who are Walnut Hollow Workshop. Their booth was the epitome of what a farmers market mean. “Walnut Hollow is a small, family run farm located in Caroline County, VA. At their booth you will find a variety of products, including eggs, honey, beeswax, and handmade wooden bowls, spoons, cutting boards, and rolling pins, all made from natural and locally grown materials and wood. All unique hand carved pieces are carved... Read the Rest →


giveaway: pumpkin whoopie pie pan and a whoopie pie cookie recipe…

Whoopee for whoopie pies. The popularity of whoopie pies is on the rise. We’ve been making our own for years and are now seeing the trend grow. You can create many varieties of whoopie pies from the always popular chocolate with buttery marshmallow filling to sweet strawberry pies with a creamy, subtle strawberry filling. Autumn is now upon us. Soon, if not already, we will smell the aroma of fireplaces taking the chill out of the air. We will see leaves turning gold and red. And of course, we will seek out pumpkins. If each month had a flavor October and November would have to share. There is no other time in the year when pumpkin is so revered. It is the flavor of the season with all the warm inviting spices that go with it. Why not a pumpkin whoopie pie with a cream cheese filling! Oh, yum! The... Read the Rest →