The 2022 Kentucky Gift Guide

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2022

Kentucky GIFT GUIDE The

by K E N T U C K Y M O N T H L Y M A G A Z I N E


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Kentucky Monthly is thrilled to partner with Kentucky Proud, bringing to your attention some of the finest handcrafted gifts and treats our Commonwealth has to offer. Be sure to check out some featured Kentucky Proud products on pages 8-11.

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Kentucky Monthly’s mission is to celebrate this wonderful state we call home. What better way to demonstrate your Bluegrass State pride and unity than by supporting local retailers, artisans and producers? In the pages ahead, you’ll find Kentucky-made items perfect for gift-giving throughout the year!

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HOW TO SHOP Chit Chat Art Chitchatart.com

Heart-toHeartInspired Art Valerie Lopez and her mom, Betty Notter, have been sharing meaningful conversations for as long as Val can remember. They cover all kinds of topics, and Betty, an artist originally from Paducah, decided to take highlights of their conversations and turn them into art. The result is an illustrated roomy tote bag featuring subjects such as zodiac signs, superheroes and favorite destinations. This colorful Kentuckythemed bag includes fun references to Churchill Downs, Muhammad Ali, and, of course, bourbon.

Chit Chat’s Kentucky Canvas Bag is also available in The Kentucky Monthly shop this holiday season! Shop, save and subscribe at shopkentuckymonthly.com.

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GIVE A Gift THAT GETS THEM In The Spirit Purchase a bottle of Monk’s Road for those special people in your life.

Monk’s Road is a premium line of spirits from Log Still Distillery that draws on tradition and a pioneering spirit to offer uncompromising quality in unexpected ways. So, start a new holiday tradition this year and give them a bottle of Monk’s Road. You can find Monk’s Road at the Log Still Distillery Tasting Room and in fine liquor stores throughout Kentucky. Happy Holidays.

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Monk’s Road Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey® Gethsemane, Kentucky 50% Alc/Vol. • Log Still Distillery ©2021 All Rights Reserved • Please Drink Responsibly

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HOW TO SHOP Nerd Babes Co www.etsy.com FACEBOOK: Nerd Babes Co nerdbabesco@gmail.com Nerd Babes Co works with local Kentucky breweries to repurpose old beer cans!

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Creative Repurposing Lexington-based Carrie Johnson is helping to save the planet one bottle and can at a time. Her company, Nerd Babes—where she holds the title of Head Nerd Babe in Charge— focuses on old wine, bourbon and beer bottles and cans, transforming them into functional art in the form of candles and tiki torches. She crafts upcycled items—with Kentucky farm fencing turned into lamps and jars, and cans and mugs transitioned into planters. In addition to pursuing a doctorate in biochemistry, Johnson aims to keep as much stuff as possible from ending up in a landfill.

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CUSTOM LEATHER GIFTS

Central Kentucky Tack and Leather shop online, in store or give us a call 859.299.TACK(8225) CENTRALKYTACKANDLEATHER.COM

Unexpected Wonders

3380 Paris Pike, Suite 1100 Lexington 40511

Kentucky Soaps & Such has been making generosity easier since the creation of our signature gift baskets in 2006. We offer a variety of options, featuring bath products, snacks, and more—all built to fit almost any budget.

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Fresh Gifts.

Beeing2gether, LLC

At Beeing2gether, LLC, we raise and breed our own honey bees. Our flagship hive as well as several others are located directly within inner-city Louisville. Beeing2gether, LLC, has also partnered with local beekeepers and farmers throughout Kentucky to help provide raw and authentic honey made in Kentucky.

Louisville

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Golden Gelato Company

Italian tradition, Kentucky roots. Golden Gelato serves up authentic Italian gelato made daily with natural ingredients.

Covington facebook.com/Golden-Gelato-Cov-101125938361385

Bluegrass Cavern

The Bluegrass Cavern organic popcorn farm is located directly over its accompanying cave system, providing a natural canopy of protection for the variety of inhabitants thriving in the ecosystem below – meaning the pure farm does not use insecticides or pesticides that would otherwise harm the many lifeforms and critters who call the cave home – from crayfish, to beetles, to crickets, to salamanders, and bats! Our mission is to provide healthier food alternatives and to support causes that promote healthier lifestyles and food options while preserving natural habitats. So, before you kick back and watch your favorite show, be sure to grab our organic red, white, or blue popcorn. We’re USDA 100% organic-certified and grown right here in Kentucky. Enjoy! Hopkinsville bluegrasscavern.com

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association

Honey makes the sweetest holiday gift! Visit the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association website for a full listing of members who have local honeybeerelated products across the Commonwealth.

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Fresh Thinking.

Buy Local

Buy Local is a Kentucky Proud® program for restaurants committed to sourcing and supporting local farms. Many Buy Local restaurants offer gift certificates. For a full listing of participating restaurants, visit our website. Share the gift of a delicious, locally sourced meal with someone special!

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Kentucky Wine

This holiday season, give a gift that everyone will love. With over 65 small-farm wineries in the Commonwealth, it’s easy to find the perfect Kentucky wine for even the pickiest of palates.

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Eagle Bend Alpacas

Eagle Bend is a National Historic Registry property home to 50 award-winning alpacas. It is the first alpaca farm in the Northern Kentucky area and, with the addition of a small flock of Cormo sheep, has built one of the finest fiber herds in the state of Kentucky. The on-site online yarn & fiber shoppe contains luxurious finished goods for the discerning shopper as well as yarns made from its alpaca and sheep herds. It specializes in all-natural fibered yarns. Various classes are also available throughout the year to enable you to improve your knitting/crocheting skills or to teach new techniques. Burlington eaglebendalpacas.com

Mills Tree Farm

Mills Tree Farm proudly produces a variety of trees that would be the perfect addition to your home to help celebrate the holidays.

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Fresh Gifts.

Moonlight Meat Processing

Mulberry Orchard

Moonlight Meat Processing and Farm is a USDAinspected facility located in Williamsburg, Ky. In addition to processing cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, deer, and elk, it also has a meat shop that specializes in locally raised meat. The retail store at Moonlight Meat Processing is open six days a week. It sells a variety of meats like beef (both grass finished and grain finished), pork, and lamb. It makes every effort to source as many products locally as possible. Stop by and visit Moonlight Meat Processing soon!

Make a quick trip for some juicy peaches or come out to the farm for the day and take a hayride through the orchard, visit with animals, play in the kid’s area, shop in the market, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery from a rocking chair. Don’t forget to join Mulberry Orchard in the fall to pick your pumpkins and have an adventure in its corn maze during one of its many fall festivals.

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Shelbyville

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SouthDown Farm

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Sugar Mountain Trading Co.

SouthDown Farm is a small, family-owned farm in the hills of southeast Kentucky. The family grows an amazing amount of vegetables in a small area using intensive market gardening methods. They make value-added products with the vegetables by baking and processing what they grow, including carrot cake scones, cucumber bread, jalapeño cheddar scones, grape jelly, and jalapeño salsa. Their niche product is producing Kentucky Maple Syrup from maple trees on their steep hillside property.

Sugar Mountain Trading Company is a down-to-earth online retailer located near Berea, Ky. Their primary goal is to deliver the best products for the best prices. What they value most is you. They are passionate about doing their part to make your life better. They provide high-quality merchandise at a great value and try their best to deliver exceptional customer service. They actively go out to fairs and festivals to meet new people and gather customer’s responses first-hand. That is their business model because they know you will tell your friends and family if you love their products.

Ermine

Mt. Vernon

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Fresh Thinking.

Noche Linda Farms

Paw Prints Bakery

Noche Linda Farms cattle are bred, born, and raised on the farm. They are finished on clean pastures and eat a grain mix of corn, molasses, and distilled whiskey by-product. No steroids, no hormones, no animal by-products, and no antibiotics are used. The meat, including the ground beef, is dry-aged and vacuum packed.

Paw Prints Bakery is dedicated to providing you natural, handmade dog treats made with local ingredients. As a Kentucky Proud® business, they cover all the bases from everyday treats and individually decorated cookies to birthday cakes and cupcakes!

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Georgetown

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Wildcat Mountain Farmstead Cheese

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Wilderness Trail Distillery

Wildcat Mountain Cheeses are made from quality milk produced by grass-fed Ayrshires, Holsteins, and Jersey cattle. Low-temperature, pasteurized whole milk produces rich and creamy cheese. Its traditional handcrafted cheeses include Cheddar, Gouda, Colby, Bernstadt Swiss, and fresh cheese curds. New additions include Victory and Pioneer Coffee rub cheeses. The artisan cheeses are carefully produced, aged, and hand-cut.

At Wilderness Trail, they have a pioneering spirit, just like the settlers who followed the path Daniel Boone blazed into Central Kentucky. In keeping with their location in the birthplace of Kentucky, they blend old traditions with the science of making bourbon and other fine spirits. After years of working with distilleries around the world to provide advice and fermentation products, they launched their premium craft distillery in 2012 with a focus on making the highest-quality bourbon, rye whiskey, and vodka. Their specialty is making unique spirits from locally grown grains to ensure quality while adding a healthy dose of science to the process.

East Bernstadt

Danville

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Lounge in Luxury

A Passion for Celluloid

Seamstress and artist Chantel creates flowy, comfortable dresses from breathable, natural fabrics such as linen and gauzy cotton. These garments, which will become softer over time, are handmade in Chantel’s home with prewashed fabric, so there is little risk of shrinkage.

Here’s a great gift for the movie and TV lover in your life—the one who can’t get through a conversation without quoting Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or relating a fun fact about The Dukes of Hazzard. Those film and video buffs are certain to love art from The Celluloid Android. The Bowling Green company’s designers create clever and attractive prints and canvases with quotes and imagery from iconic movies, video games and TV shows.

HOW TO SHOP HOW TO SHOP TheCelluloidAndroid thecelluloidandroid.com www.etsy.com

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Hailing from Winchester, KY, Dirty South Pottery is a husband and wife owned pottery company based in the heart of the Bluegrass State. Although they are well known for their trademarked “this might be bourbon” Mug that is always a popular gift, you’ll find that they have much more to offer than just specialty mugs. All of Dirty South Pottery’s work is made-from-scratch by the owners on the potter’s wheel, and are microwave & dishwasher friendly. Their studio is located in a historic building in Winchester’s downtown where they also have a small mercantile shop that features other makers and locally made products.

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Healing & Harmony Emily from Bellevue hand crafts delicate necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Using genuine amethyst, quartz, lapis lazuli, mookaite jasper, citrine and other gemstones and minerals, she is mindful of instilling positive energy, healing properties and love into each piece she creates.

HOW TO SHOP Hatha Heartmade Hathaheartmade.com

HOW TO SHOP It’s Your Turn Socks www.etsy.com

Say It On Your Socks Personalize socks with a fun message on the bottom of each foot! These make perfect gifts for bridesmaids, brides-tobe, new moms, bourbon lovers and others. Louisville artist Crystal uses high-quality stretch heat transferable vinyl and a professional grade heat press to create a gift that’s as comfortable and useful as it is amusing.

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P OIN T S

OUR RICKHOUSE FLOATS.

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Life Jackets Required. Moored on the Kentucky bank of the Mississippi River, O.H. Ingram is the only whiskey aged from birth to bottle in a floating rickhouse. Using the climate of the river, along with its rise and fall, we provoke a novel interaction between barrel and spirit. IngramWhiskey.com k e n t u c k y m o n t h l y . c o m 15


Makers We Follow We found some of our favorite Kentucky-made products on Instagram! Here are a few feeds that we love to follow. Go check them out!

Grady Pennington @grady.pennington

Jody Jaques @pocketofpenniesjewelry

Courtney @finelytwined

“Leave the Bottle” Brad Praria @bradpraria

Former railroad conductor and self-described jack-of-alltrades Joey Golding of Louisville creates digital art with bourbon as its primary subject. As a Certified Bourbon Steward, he looked for art to display that represented his love of Kentucky’s native spirit. When he was unable to find what he was looking for, he decided to create it himself. Now, he enjoys sharing his love for Kentucky and bourbon culture with others. Golding’s prints include a wide range of bourbon brands, but he’s happy to take requests if you don’t see your favorite.

HOW TO SHOP Two Spike Customs twospikes.com

Anna Gregory @anna.gregory.design


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A Lovely Offering An olive branch traditionally is a symbol of peace, and peace is what you will feel while browsing at The Olive Branch in Wilmore. Owner Erika Miller offers interior design services along with handcrafted items created by local artisans. Stop by the storefront or browse online for Kentucky-inspired art, pillows, home décor and frameable prints.

HOW TO SHOP The Olive Branch 327 East Main Street, Wilmore, KY 502.517.5659 | theolivebranchky.com

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Wonderful Watercolors Colorful and engaging prints of Thoroughbred racehorses, Keeneland, Kentucky Derby winners and, of course, bourbon would look perfect in any Bluegrass State lover’s home. Lexington artist Aimee Griffith has been named the official artist of the 148th Kentucky Derby, and her stunning watercolors reflect her love of the Commonwealth.

HOW TO SHOP Watercolors by Aimee www.etsy.com FACEBOOK: Watercolors by Aimee watercolorsbyaimee.com

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for the foodie...

Bee Sweet Delicious and nutritious make for a great combination, and both can be found in Crigger Farm’s honey products. The Warsaw farm is home to happy bees that make use of the area’s natural flowers to produce pure goodness. Try Crigger’s Creamed Honey, a spreadable treat, or the Peanut Butter & Honey Fluff.

Just Say Cheese

HOW TO SHOP Crigger Farm 859.287.1400 criggerfarm.com

A gift of creamy and delicious Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, made from adorable, contented cows in Barren County, is sure to please practically anyone on your list. At the 300acre farm, visitors can watch the cows voluntarily line up to connect to the robotic milking machine. Shop the farm store to pick up and some cheddar, brie or Monterey Jack. If you can’t make it to Austin, the folks at Kenny’s are happy to ship, whether you need a wheel of Kentucky Bleu or a few 8-ounce packages of the farm’s signature buttery St. Jerome cheese. Kenny’s offers gift boxes also.

HOW TO SHOP Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese 2033 Thomerson Park Road, Austin 270.434.4124 kennyscheese.com

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Nestled in the rolling green hills of northern Kentucky is Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast, an award-winning oasis of luxury and comfort in a classic American setting. Known for timeless serenity, exquisite luxury and scrumptious breakfasts, Willis Graves is a pure delight. A stay at the scenic bed & breakfast is an experience you’ll never forget.

5825 North Jefferson Street, Burlington, Kentucky 859.689.5096 willisgraves.com inn@willisgraves.com

Gift a Kentucky Staycation A visit to one of these local destinations makes a thoughtful gift. Mention Kentucky Monthly when you book a stay and receive a discounted offer. Offer is exclusive and limited to these locations.

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HOW TO SHOP SugarTree Gallery sugartreegallery.com FACEBOOK: Sugar Tree Gallery www.etsy.com

Can you say charcuterie? Handcrafted boards—perfect for cutting, assembling a charcuterie board, or serving cheese— make a special gift when they are personalized. Cambellsville’s Josh and Hannah David craft heirloom-quality wooden boards with beautiful engraving. Customers can select the monogram style, the size, and even the type of wood. Options include white oak, hickory, hard maple and mahogany.

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with a Heart Pick up a bag of Drinklings Coffee and you’ll acquire a small batch of freshly roasted, ethically sourced beans in compostable packaging. With lots of varieties such as Sumatra, which combines dark chocolate and woody flavors, or the Colombian, with a sweet and fruity taste, there is a style perfect for your morning cuppa. Owners Randy and April Hardman do more than sell coffee, espressos and cool mugs. They bring their values of dignity to all people, love of the earth, and commitment to making the world a better place through all their products and services. Visit their cozy coffee shop in Wilmore, look for them at farmers markets, or shop online.

Tell them Kentucky Monthly sent you! Give the gift of the Red River Gorge! Located in the heart of the Gorge, Red River Gorgeous offers one-of-a-kind treehouses and custom-built cabins. Visit our website to make reservations and purchase gift certificates. From off-the-grid bungalows to cliff-hanging luxury treehouses, we have something for everyone! 3546 Nada Tunnel Road, Stanton, KY 40380

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Falls Creek Cabins and Campground 2001 Hwy 90, Corbin, KY 42653 800.541.7238 | FUN@KY-RAFTING.COM | WWW.FALLSCREEKCC.COM

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Holiday gifts, wedding gifts, towels, hats and apparel, purses, bags, luggage, tablecloths and much more.

HOW TO SHOP Drinklings Coffee & Mugs 100 Rice Street, Wilmore 859.545.3052 drinklings.coffee

Eunice-Marie Cronin 115 S Hubbards, Louisville KY 502.418.2999 | eunicemariecronin@gmail.com

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Capturing Kentucky Lexington artist Kayla Weber Nord uses vibrant hues to paint Kentucky landmarks such as Keeneland, Churchill Downs and buildings from several universities. Visit her studio at Springhouse Gardens in Nicholasville to see her originals as well as prints, ornaments and colorful hand-painted globes. You also can shop online. Can’t decide on a print? Nord offers gift cards, too.

HOW TO SHOP Kayla Weber Nord Springhouse Gardens 185 West Catnip Hill Road, Nicholasville kaylaweberart.com

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BOOKS

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for the explorer... Old Talbott Tavern

Frazier History Museum

A gift card is always the right size! Stumped for a gift idea? How about a membership or a gift card to an event or Kentucky landmark?

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Beaumont Inn beaumontinn.com The Brown Hotel brownhotel.com Boone Tavern boonetavernhotel.com

Kentucky Derby Museum derbymuseum.org National Corvette Museum corvettemuseum.org Speed Art Museum speedmuseum.org

Old Talbott Tavern talbotttavern.com

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum kentuckymusichalloffame.com

The Seelbach seelbachhilton.com

Kentucky Gateway Museum kygmc.org

MUSEUM MEMBERSHIPS

AT T R AC T I O N M E M B E R S H I P S

Frazier History Museum fraziermuseum.org

Louisville Zoo louisvillezoo.org

Behringer-Crawford Museum bcmuseum.org

Newport Aquarium newportaquarium.com

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A S H O W O R S E A S O N PAC K AG E

Broadway in Louisville broadway.com Lexington Opera House lexingtonoperahouse.com The Carson Center thecarsoncenter.org Pioneer Playhouse pioneerplayhouse.com

Alums and undergrads of Kentucky colleges and universities appreciate the gift of swag and game wear that they can pick out themselves from a university bookstore.


Shop Local Buy Kentucky open 7 days a week in historic downtown Frankfort

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for the reader...

Waveland’s Treasures: 50th Anniversary of Waveland State Historic Site

Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places

By Bob Willcutt and Susan Miller

By Ouita Michel, edited by Sara Gibbs and Genie Graf

The beloved and historic Waveland mansion sits majestically on Nicholasville Road, just 6 miles from downtown Lexington. The lovely home dates to the 1850s and has been lovingly restored to its antebellum grandeur. This coffee-table book celebrates Waveland’s 50 years as a state historic site by sharing the history of the Bryan family and more than 200 stunning photos of the grounds, outbuildings and interiors.

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The owner of several restaurants in central Kentucky, Ouita Michel is a local culinary institution. She shares some of her recipes in this cookbook. Michel’s farmto-table cuisine is featured, with dishes that embrace Southern favorites along with her take on American and international recipes. Who doesn’t love her insideout Hot Brown or creamy chicken mushroom soup? Now you can make them at home, but be sure to use locally sourced ingredients, just as Ouita would.

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HOW TO SHOP $24.95 hardcover 859.403.2040 ouitamichel.com

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Perfect Black By Crystal Wilkinson Combining her Appalachian roots with deep topics such as mental health, motherhood and racism, Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson shares so much through her poetry and prose. Her collection, two decades in the making, is compelling as well as inspiring.

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A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City: Murder, Secrets, and Scandal in Old Louisville By David Dominé Sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction, and in this story about a 2010 murder that took place in a Victorian mansion in the Old Louisville neighborhood, author David Dominé rolls out the facts. Layers of the crime are uncovered through the testimony of local drag queens, the city’s vibrant LGBTQ community, and several other neighbors in what is known as The Pink Triangle Murder.

The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard

Cook Together, Eat Together

By Bill Caddell and Flo Caddell

By University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension

Kentucky writer, environmentalist and artist Harlan Hubbard (19001988) lived a simple life that he shared in his art. This book is a collection of more than 200 of Hubbard’s watercolors, his least-studied artworks, but a body of work that the Caddells know is worth highlighting. The book includes anecdotes from those who knew Hubbard, giving further insight into his art.

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Designed to help families enjoy more home-cooked healthy meals, this cookbook includes nutritious recipes to inspire the entire family to work together in the kitchen for meal prep. It features recipes for an assortment of meals and includes easy one-pot dishes, soups and nutritional information.

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as seen in...

Kentucky Monthly features products, Kentuckians and businesses all year long. Here are a few of our favorites from this year.

Gifts That Give Back Handcrafted leather goods and candles from Survivor Made are thoughtful gifts that help support a good cause. A Healing Journey • June/July survivormade.org

Sublime Sipping Purchase Kentucky-produced wines and bourbon in just one stop at Baker-Bird Winery/B. Bird Distillery. Pay a visit to the scenic, historic winery in Augusta or place an order online. A Pairing Across Centuries • May bakerbirdwinerydistillery.com

In the Spirit Family and friends are sure to delight in a gift of Monk’s Road bourbon, rye or gin from Log Still Distillery. Bourbon Bliss in Bardstown • September logstilldistillery.com

One of-a-Kind Lodging

Local Favorite

A stay at Wigwam Village in Cave City, a recently renovated vintage roadside motel, makes a fun gift!

A dinner out at The Pine Room in Harrods Creek is an event in itself, with sumptuous dishes and evening performances by a jazz pianist.

A Piece of Americana • October historicwigwamvillage.com

Mix It Up For the home chef on your list, Weisenberger Mill’s cornbread, muffin, hushpuppy, biscuit and pancake mixes make cooking a breeze. A Good Taste • May weisenberger.com

Neighborhood Treasure • May thepineroomky.com

Dressed to Impress Classic children’s clothing from Lexington-based Little English is always a stylish option, with details such as smocking and soft colors. Little Treasures • March littleenglish.com

Sleep in a Treehouse An overnight visit to one of the Canopy Crew’s Red River Gorge rentals is an unforgettable experience. Treehouse 2.0 • April thecanopycrew.com

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The Belle Louise HISTORIC GUEST HOUSE

Pa d u ca h, Kentuck y The Belle Louise Historic Guest House offers a variety of accomodations and unique spaces to host small gatherings of your friends and family.

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