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contents

home and family 22 Thanksgiving Memories 23 Saying Grace 56 More than the Daily Grind 64 Grocery Basket & Grill 68 Jim and Kelly Thompson, Soyworx 78 Oh, Christmas Tree 79 A Blue Willow Christmas 80 A Gift from My Grandparents 82 Shelf Life: Moravian Christmas in the South 83 Joy in Abundance

Wellness 81 caring hearts: Mercy and Faith 86 caring hearts: Share a Home 88 Help Kids Eat Right Over the Holidays 90 Share the Road

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all about PETS 113 Dr. Brock: Giving a Pet for Christmas? 115 PEANUT, the Pony 116 Hitting the Road with Fido 116 FOR-the-BIRDS 117 Abigail, 2017 Hero Dog 118 Santa Paws at Dero’s

Gardening 70 Beautiful Beautyberries 73 Fall is Time for Planting 74 New 2017 Poinsettias

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Beginning on page 92 and throughout this issue, you’ll find a wealth of fun discoveries to fill your Yadkin Valley Weekends. Visit yadkinvalleyweekend.com and sign up to receive a free weekly email with suggestions for fun ways to visit a special event or make a special memory.

in every issue...

8 Our Recipe Box 10 editor’s letter 15 beginnings 107 USA Flag Contest 120 What Is That? 124 Business Section 126 Subscription Form 128 Sandra’s closing devotion

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OUR RECIPE BOX...

32 foodsandflavors™ 16 28 29 30

Microwave Magic Best YV Cooks: Meatloaf Best YV Cooks: Thai Peach Mango Salsa Cookbook Collector: 52 Pounds & then some 32 in Amanda’s Kitchen: Pecan Scones and Cinnamon Rolls 34 Edamame: the Wonder Bean 36 Holiday Comfort Foods 42 Chef Jeff: Warm Up with Winter Soups 48 dessert tray: A Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix 50 Marilyn with Breakfasts on the Go 58 A Merry Moravian Christmas complete with Traditional Recipes 63 Herb: Coffee

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29 Thai Peach Mango Salsa 28 Meatloaf

Autumn Glaze Bacon & Egg Quesadillas Birds' Nest Breakfast Bites Blueberry Smoothie Breakfast Bars w/Cranberries Breakfast Cookies Breakfast Roll-ups Breakfast Smoothie Butter Semmels Caramel Corn Cinnamon Rolls Café Mocha Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies Creamsicle Smoothie Dixie Peanut Brittle Egg Nog French Toast Lois’ Apple Cake w/Caramel Icing Love Feast Coffee Meatloaf Microwave Cake Mini Quiches Moravian Christmas Cookies Moravian Love Feast Buns Moravian Sugar Cake Moravian White Christmas Cookies Morning Glory Muffins Orange Blueberry Muffins Overnight Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cereal Bars Pecan Scones Pumpkin Spice Coffee Quiche Lorraine Salem Christmas Cakes So Good Cookies Southern Pound Cake Thai Peach Mango Salsa

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Merry Christmas

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just a note from Yadkin Valley Magazine is a publication of Creekside Communications, Inc. 413 Cherry Street East Bend, NC 27018 336-699-2446 November-December 2017 Volume 18 Number 2 Publisher/Editor Barbara Krenzer Norman Advertising Sales John Norman Ken & Denise Knight Sue Harrison

Sharing my extensive Christmas wish list with Santa. At last it’s that time of year in the Yadkin Valley heartland when we feel the coolness of the winter air moving in. You also realize you have never really stopped feeling the exuberance of these upcoming holidays. It seems that undercurrent of holiday excitement lingers through the entire year. Then you hear on the car radio there are only 50 some days left till Christmas—there can also be a tinge of panic in the air! Make your own Southern celebration feasts with your family’s favorites or you can try some of our issue’s fabulous foods—real crowd pleasers guaranteed to make your season comfy and homelike. We have packed this issue with Thanksgiving and Christmas memories such as possum on a platter, a newly married couple’s first Christmas tree, a Blue Willow Christmas tea and vivid memories of a youngster and her grandparents' decorations. Emily-Sarah shares working two vintage working mills that make a fun day trip for you & your kids. Holiday cooking ideas of goodwill and companionship are some pure comfort foods. Our cover defines the perfect gift to prepare ahead and have on hand as a sweet hostess treat or a ready-to-go gift. Congratulations to Yadkin Valley Magazine’s contributor to the feature in Amanda’s kitchen, Amanda Joyner won a first place ribbon in the Dixie Classic Fair’s commercial wedding cake category. Mary Bohlen, a long time writer for us, has returned to Yadkin Valley Magazine. She has finished her mountain home and has picked up her pen and fired up her adventurous nature to bring some great Yadkin Valley articles to us. Glad to have her back. She found a vintage Moravian cookbook at a sale and in this issue she brings us a Merry Moravian Christmas with authentic Moravian recipes. This holiday season, please remember our service men and women are significant and important. Let them know we are proud of them and what they stand for. Embrace the spirit of joy the holidays evoke as we stand at the border of a new year of renewed hope. And don’t forget to whisper your wish to Santa!

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Contributing Writers Mary Bohlen, Jennifer Bean Bower, Robin Brock, D.V.M., Miranda N. Burgin, Colleen Church, Betty Cooper, Caroline Donalson, Chef Jeff Harris, Mindy Herman, Amanda Joyner, Jan Kelly, Stephanie Koreneff, Emily-Sarah Lineback, Carmen Long, Cindy Martin, katie martin, Laura Mathis, Sandra Miller, Judy Mitchell, Adrienne Roethling, June Rollins, Rebecca Swaim, Jessica Owens Wall, Marilyn C. Wells.

Photographs & Photographers John & Barbara Norman, June Rollins, Jan Kelly, Cindy Martin, Carmen Long, Amanda Joyner, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Mitchell’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Mary Bohlen, Ryan Guthrie.

Distribution Cindy & Wayne Martin, Tray Norman Rebecca Cranfill, Randall Norman Ken Knight YVLM Test Kitchen Chef Amanda Joyner To inquire about advertising in Yadkin Valley Magazine (336) 699-2446 john@yadkinvalleymagazine.com

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on the cover...

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Jan Kelly has shared a Dry Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix that will be judged as one of the most preferred gifts of the 2017 season! It’s simple, it can be created in advance of the wildness that comes with the holidays and it let’s you create a gorgeous presentation package to please the gift receiver of any age. Another positive of the dry mix is that it will keep two weeks prior to giving and doesn’t have to be baked right away when gifted. Let special ones know you cared enough to take your time to make something just for them. You are only limited by your imagination in decorating your jar so let your creativity loose and try this gift dry cookie recipe in dessert tray on page 48 in this issue.

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getting in touch with us.... Our telephone number is:

336-699-2446 Mailing Address: Yadkin Valley Magazine 413 Cherry Street East Bend, NC 27018 Editorial Offices Distribution/Receiving 413 Cherry Street, East Bend, NC 27018 Email Directory: Editor- Barbara Norman: barbara@yadkinvalleymagazine.com Advertising- John Norman: john@yadkinvalleymagazine.com E-mail Ad Copy To: advertising@yadkinvalleymagazine.com Weekends/Events Calendar: planner@yadkinvalleymagazine.com BEST Yadkin Valley COOKS: recipe@bestyadkinvalleycooks.com Send your pet photos: petpics@yadkinvalleymagazine.com Please note that with our office move to 413 Cherry Street our mailing address has changed. Also our former warehouse phone number (336) 961-3407 and our toll free number valid on Ridgewood Trail, East Bend are no longer in service. Please direct all calls to 336-699-2446. Yadkin Valley Magazine assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Entire contents copyright © 2017. All rights reserved. Reproduction of our created advertising materials and design work are strictly prohibited. Yadkin Valley Living, Yadkin Valley Magazine, Yadkin Valley Weekends, Best Yadkin Valley Cooks are trademarks of Creekside Communications, Inc., 413 Cherry St., East Bend, North Carolina 27018. Proudly printed in the USA. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the magazine. We assume no responsibility for changes in schedules, prices, hours or information. Before traveling long distances, it is always wise to use the contact numbers included in the magazine to confirm that the events you wish to enjoy are still on schedule. The contents of advertising and articles do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher.

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June Rollins “Let’s All Pull Together,” 8x8, Oil, ©June Rollins. Christmas Cards available at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuneRollinsARTCARDS?ref=si_shop

Not Your Typical Christmas Card Each year I like to make a Christmas Card. Some past subjects I’ve painted have been poinsettias, angels and snow-covered evergreens. These typical, seasonal images have been received well. This year, I struggled in choosing a subject/theme for my card.

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with June Rollins Visit June’s website www.junerollins.com

Scrolling through non-copyrighted online photos for inspiration, I finally came across a reindeer that spoke to me. I liked the way the painting turned out, but was uncertain if it was seasonal enough. I showed it to two of my co-workers for additional perspectives. One said, “Is that a reindeer? He looks sad.” The other commented, “A reindeer. How cute. It could be a Christmas Card.” They were both right. “This reindeer is a little sad because he has a beseeching message,” I said, showing them my sample card. Card Front: My Holiday Wish... Inside Sentiment: ...Let’s All Pull Together. Both exclaimed. “I get it! I like it!” I was encouraged by their feedback, but still uncertain. “It’s not a typical Christmas card.” Yeah, but if you’re having a difficult year, they can be cheesy,” said One. And there is a lot of division in the country...in the world..., right now. We do need to pull together,” said the Other.

The painting out of a subject I’m attracted to will often bring my true feelings into focus. I’m thankful for the process and hope the result will resonate with others as well. And now that you know my Holiday Wish. May I ask you..., What’s your Holiday Wish? May all our wishes come true during this season of miracles and continue to be lived out in the New Year. ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

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foodsandflavors~™ Carmen Long Microwave Magic

photos & text by Carmen Long Family and Consumer Agent N.C. Cooperative Extension Surry & Alleghany county centers.

One of my first opportunities as a young extension agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in the fall of 1987 was a food demonstration at the Dixie Classic Fair. The equipment provided in the demo kitchen included a microwave oven which was still relatively new to me. I had used a microwave in college, but the fair food demo project required some reading and planning. I decided I would use quick and easy microwave snacks as my theme. I secured several Extension and Community Association (ECA) members to go as volunteers, gathered all the needed supplies and away we went. It was a beautiful day at the fair and the crowd was large. The first few recipes were successful and the audience was eager to sample all that we made. Then came the peanut brittle. I explained how to make the syrup out of sugar, corn syrup, peanuts and salt, put the bowl in the microwave and turned it on to cook. While the mixture was cooking, I talked to the audience about the next steps and commented as to how delicious it smelled. The timer went off, I turned around and opened the door and gasped at the view inside. 16

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My beautiful new plastic bowl was now only two inches high and there was sugar syrup and melted plastic covering the whole glass tray in the bottom of the microwave! I whispered to one of the volunteers to take the tray to the back and scrape off the mess which quickly hardened. I went on to mix up the next recipe and never mentioned the peanut brittle which the crowd was waiting to sample. Thank goodness none of them mentioned it either. I had practiced the recipe before the fair, but the wattage of the Dixie Classic microwave must have been higher. Thankfully, I had brought more than one bowl. Lesson learned, make sure your bowls are microwave safe for all microwaves. The rest of the recipes went well and everyone enjoyed the snacks. One of our current Surry Extension and Community Association members, Phyllis Davis, is a pro at making peanut brittle. Phyllis graciously shared her recipe after doing a peanut brittle demonstration for the Pilot Mountain Achievers ECA club. Fortunately, there were no disasters this time and the peanut brittle was delicious. Through the years, I have used my microwave for many different recipes. Microwaves are somewhat magical considering how quickly they cook, the yummy food you can make and the fact that they don’t heat up the kitchen. Follow these key ideas for successful microwave cooking in your kitchen: Use cookware that is designed for use in the microwave. Ceramic, glass containers and all plastics should be labeled for microwave use. Wax paper, microwave plastic wraps, parchment paper, cooking bags, and paper towels should be safe to use. Do NOT let plastic wrap touch the food during microwaving. Plastic storage containers such as take-out containers, margarine tubs, whipped topping containers, and other single use containers should NOT be used in the microwave. These containers can melt or warp, possibly causing harmful chemicals to seep into the food. Never use foil, brown paper or plastic grocery sacks, thin plastic storage bags, metal containers or newspaper in the microwave. Arrange food items evenly in a covered dish and add some liquid if needed during cooking. Cover the dish with a lid or microwave safe plastic wrap; loosen or vent the lid or wrap to let steam escape. The moist heat that is created will help destroy harmful bacteria and will help food cook evenly. Stir or rotate food midway through the microwaving time to eliminate cold spots and for more even cooking. Always allow standing time of 2 minutes to complete cooking. Leftovers and ready-to-eat foods such as hot dogs should be heated to 165°F or until steaming hot—not just warmed up. Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

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Microwave Dixie Peanut Brittle shared by: Phyllis Davis, Pilot Mountain Achievers ECA Club 1 1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts, skins on 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon butter 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 2 1/2-quart microwave safe container. 700 watt oven: Microwave 4 minutes on HIGH POWER; stir, microwave 4 minutes longer on HIGH POWER. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 2 minutes longer on HIGH POWER. 1200 watt oven: Microwave 4 minutes on 60 PERCENT POWER; stir, microwave 4 minutes longer on 60 PERCENT POWER. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 1 minute longer on 60 PERCENT POWER. *Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet; spread to ¼ inch thickness. When cool, break into pieces. Store in airtight container. *Note: Any cooking time adjustments necessary for lower or higher watt ovens must be made BEFORE adding baking soda. Helpful hints: Measure out all ingredients and grease baking sheet before you start. I prefer to use a microwave safe GLASS container so you don’t need to worry about it melting. Source: Virginia/ Carolinas Peanut Association

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So Good Cookies This recipe is a family favorite from my Aunt Margaret Hubbard who lived in Indiana. Aunt Margaret passed away several years ago, but thank goodness, she shared the recipe with my mom so the So Good Cookie tradition can continue. My kids often request these treats when Mamaw Alice and Papaw Ed come to visit.

My grandfather Thad Weber made caramel popcorn balls on Sunday afternoons when I was a child. My mom says that is really the only thing she can remember him making, but he had that recipe perfected. This microwave version is much quicker but still tastes delicious and brings back pleasant memories.

Caramel Popcorn 3 quarts freshly popped popcorn—I use a hot air popper. Can add an extra cup or two of popcorn–—plenty of caramel to coat 6 Tablespoons butter or margarine 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar ¼ cup light corn syrup ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon vanilla Place popcorn in a large (at least 4-quart) lightly greased pot or bowl. Set aside.

7 to 8 blocks of almond bark or a 16-ounce bag of white chocolate chips 1 cup peanut butter 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1 ½ to 2 cups lightly salted dry roasted peanuts (can chop if desired) 2 cups Rice Krispies Combine the chocolate and peanut butter; microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until melted. Will take about 1 minute. Mix together marshmallows, peanuts and Rice Krispies. Stir into the chocolate peanut butter mixture. Drop by a spoonful on parchment paper. Can wear disposable gloves and form into 1 ½ inch balls. Makes 3 to 3 ½ dozen cookies. Let dry. Keep in a covered plastic container or tin. Enjoy!

Place butter in a 1 ½-quart microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Stir in corn syrup, sugar, salt and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in vanilla and soda. Pour over popcorn, stir until all popcorn is coated and no sugar mixture remains in the bottom of the dish. Divide popcorn in half and cook one half at a time. Cook popcorn mixture on high for 2 ½ to 3 minutes, stirring well after each minute. Remove from oven and stir well. Spread on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and cool. Repeat with remaining half. Break into pieces; store in an airtight container. Makes about 12 cups.

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The Place Where Great Holiday Meals Begin! 302 East Main St.,

Historic Elkin At the intersection of Main St. and Standard St.,

(336) 835-1426 Open Mon–Sat, 9am–6pm

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We accept EBT and all major credit cards.

Phillip and Jean Lyles invite to visit our

Pennsylvania Dutch Bulk Food Store,

Yadkin Valley General Store

Special Prices on our DAILY SAMPLE ITEMS Enjoy a Taste Test and Save!

a must-stop shopping place for your holiday baking, candy-making and gift needs!

We buy in bulk and divide them into smaller quantities, so you can take advantage of lower prices and still purchase the freshest, highest-quality ingredients.

Cheese Dried Fruit Scone Mix Muffin Mix Pancake Mix Soup Mix Soup Base Trail Mix Pasta

Amish Butter Baskets Nuts & Spices Cookie Mix Cappuccino Mixes Dip Mixes Pie Fillings Amish Jams Dried Beans

Snacks S/F & Low Carb Organic Juices Amish Cookbooks Old Fashioned Christmas Candy Holiday Sprinkles Melting Chocolates Fondant

Extracts Candy Oils Cinnamon Sticks Glazed Fruit Ciders & Teas Russian Teas

We stock Granny Roselli’s Original Italian Dressing & Spaghetti Sauce!

Gift Boxes!

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Huge Selection of Christmas Candies! including old fashioned Chocolate Cream Drops

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Christmas Open House November 10 • 11 • 12

Friday 10-7 • Saturday 10-4 • Sunday 1-4 Door Prizes • Refreshments

Customer Appreciation Days

Special Values & Buys as we say Thank-you for your business

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Polka Dots 104 Elm Street across from the Courthouse

Yadkinville (336) 677-6510 Free Gift Wrap • Gift Certificates Monday-Friday 10-5:00 Thursday til 7 • Saturday 10-3

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Serving a traditional New Year’s Buffet

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Merry Christmas from the Carousel Gang

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Mix the 2 cake mixes together in a gallon zip-lock bag. To make the cake, put 3 Tablespoons of cake mix in a mug. Add 2 Tablespoons water; Stir together; microwave for 1 minute. Let rest for 15 minutes or until cool. Serve with fruit, whipped cream or topping. 3 2 1 cakes are great when you need a little sweet treat. Put some of the mix in a bag, include directions and give as a gift with a decorative mug.

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The Hanes Family: Mike, Evva, Travis & Mona

What Makes a real Moravian Cookie? "Always look for my name and my picture on your Moravian cookies!" If the label says, "Mrs. Hanes" then your Moravian Cookies are authentically Hand-Rolled, Hand-Cut, Hand-Packed. Only our bakery can make that promise.

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Coming to see our cookies being Hand-Rolled, Hand-Cut, and Hand-Packed has become a tradition for so many families. We invite you to visit our cookie factory and start your very own family tradition. MONDAY–FRIDAY 7–5, SATURDAY 9–4 (come before 2pm, MONDAY–FRIDAY if you want to watch our bakers roll)

TEL (336)764-1402 TOLL-FREE (888) 764-1402 FAX (336)764-8637 www.HanesCookies.com e-mail: hanes@HanesCookies.com

We make our delicious cookies in ginger, sugar, lemon, black walnut, chocolate and butterscotch

Economically priced small and large cellophane bags are available for bakery pick-up. You can also call ahead and place your order and we will have it ready and waiting.

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anksgiving Memories by Betty P. Cooper

Thanksgiving has always been a holiday to enjoy. My dad enjoyed having possum as a special treat. It wasn’t a treat for me—I never ate it. Well, except for one time I took one bite and the more I chewed the larger it seemed to get. I know I had to remain at the table and couldn’t slip it to the dog so finally it was swallowed! My dad’s generation considered possum a delicacy. We never knew how many people would come by for dinner There was no telephone service in our area at that time so we had no advance idea who would be there. Family members came because mother was a good cook and always an abundance was there. Thanksgiving isn’t like that any more. People would not drop by without an invitation. After Thanksgiving, mother would make 2 or 3 fruit cakes for Christmas. Then she made spicy molasses cookies. My dad like to snatch a cookie (called Joe Froggers) as they were removed from the oven. It was said they originated by family. Members who lived before the Civil War. The idea of them being around that long ago made them all the more interesting. When I was a child, I had a miniature poodle that would get on the table after we had left the food in the middle of the table. We pushed the chairs under the table, confident the dog could not get up. Yet he often found he could jump on a chair and explore the leftovers—he only ate the mashed potatoes! My sister and I would go with our dad to get a Christmas tree. We waited until the week before Christmas to be sure it would stay fragrant. I recall beautiful ornaments imported from Germany. I don’t know where they are…perhaps they got broken as a young generation got o help decorate. I still love the aroma of fresh cut trees—it reminds me of those trips to the woods long ago. As I sit writing with my cat sleeping on my lap, I fantasize I smell the good aroma coming from mother’s kitchen. Sometimes I can almost smell the cookies baking and imagine my dad snatching a hot cookie off the pan. These memories are so vivid.

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Saying Grace

written by katie martin My brother had a really good friend he used to eat with. Though they were many years apart, they never seemed to have a problem talking. On one particularly gloomy day, my brother called and asked his friend to eat. She had been going through a particularly hard time. He made sure she understood that lunch would be his treat. When she arrived at the restaurant, she had decided that lunch would be her treat. Half teasing, they argued through the serving line and even when they sat down. They did however stop to say grace. As it was their custom, they bowed their heads and said a short prayer. Both of them were thankful for many things including the meal and their friendship. After saying grace, they enjoyed their food and lots of lively conversation. Right before they finished eating, a well dressed lady approached their table. She introduced herself and then continued the conversation by saying her father had been a pastor. She picked up their bills off the table and said she would like to pay for their dinner. She said watching them pray together had brought back many good memories of her family. As they continued to talk, she mentioned her father by name. My brother's friend had gone to the Pastor's church. My brother's friend proceeded to tell the Pastor's daughter about her father. Some of the stories the daughter had never known. What started as simple lunch between friends, on a gloomy day, ended with new memories for all of them. Each person was sure they had been given the best gift. It is one day of Saying Grace, that will not be forgotten!

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Be sure to include all the prep and baking steps and important elements such as pan sizes. And tell us about your dish. Is it one your Mom made? Is it a family tradition for Sunday dinner?

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Meatloaf—one of my most favorite foods growing up. It was always a treat when Mom would make meatloaf for supper. Many years later when I learned how to cook, I soon also became a collector of cookbooks (and I still love to add to my collection!) My meatloaf recipe came about really as a combination of a couple other meatloaf recipes from a couple of my cookbooks. But I decided my new "creation" must include what I always felt was Mom's "secret trick," brown sugar and ketchup for the sauce on top! I love the convenience of using instant oatmeal vs. crushed saltines and also using onion soup mix instead of chopped fresh onion. The Worcestershire sauce gives it a great flavor and sometimes, I may add a little A-1 Steak Sauce for a different variation. I hope you will enjoy my version of one of the greatest "Comfort Foods" ever! My meatloaf has certainly been a hit at church dinners, with family reunions and other friends I've shared it with down through the years.

Jennifer Wiseman’s Meatloaf 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck 1 1/2 cups oatmeal 1 box onion soup mix 1 small can tomato sauce 1 egg, beaten

Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 4 Tablespoons ketchup

In a large bowl, mix together ground chuck, oatmeal, onion soup mix, tomato sauce, egg, salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Shape into loaf in a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Mix together brown sugar and ketchup and spread over top of meatloaf. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes. yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


I love peaches! I love cooking! I love chasing the elusive "best" recipe. Fortunately for us in the Yadkin Valley, NC and SC are "peach states." We are blessed with a long season of fresh peaches that do not have to travel far to reach us. Too, many folks in our area have their own peach trees and a bounty of fresh fruit throughout peach season. I've developed this fresh peach recipe over time because I doggedly work until I get a recipe that passes the "here-try-this" test with friends and family. I take into consideration suggestions, feedback and criticisms until I get about a 95% approval rating. The 5% of curmudgeons probably just need to get a life. The salsa is worth tracking down the sweet chili sauce if it is not available at mainstream food stores. All Oriental food stores carry it.

J. Dwain Phifer’s Thai Peach Mango Salsa 3 large ripe peaches 1 large ripe mango (Should yield slightly when pressed and have rich red/golden color.) 1/2 sweet onion (Vidalia) 1 “baby” red, orange or yellow bell pepper 1 small clove garlic, grated 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro (Can increase or decrease according to taste.) 1 Tablespoon lime juice ¼ cup oriental sweet chili sauce (Available in Oriental food section. It will have pieces of red pepper and a syrup-consistency.) Peel the mango and peaches, remove pits and chop into small chunks. Dice the sweet onion and bell pepper into very small pieces In a mixing bowl, stir together the peach, mango, onion, bell pepper, garlic, Oriental sweet chili sauce and cilantro. Add the lime juice and stir until well mixed. Let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes for flavors to combine, or refrigerate until needed. Serve with lower sodium, baked corn chips or one of the gluten-free varieties made with beans.

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foodsandflavors~™ cookbook collector with Caroline Donalson Collecting cookbooks is an intense hobby for me. Barbara is always looking for unique cookbooks as she hunts through antique shops for her own collectibles. Monday morning I noticed a brand new cookbook had mysteriously appeared on the corner of my desk. It was John and Barbara's new cookbook, 52 Pounds and then some! It has a personal notion...a tad about their family, how they started Yadkin Valley Magazine and how they decided that the outstanding Southern pound cake made the topic they wanted to write about. The book is divided into four distinct sections on pound cakes and then some: Pound Cakes from Scratch, Yummy top hats such as frostings, icings, drizzles, glazes and dustings, quicker and easier "pound cakes" using commercial cake mixes and then, believe it or not, when you crave something other than a pound cake, some delicious, too good to miss cakes that have been featured in Yadkin Valley Magazine over the years. It's easily that special cook's perfect Christmas gift...

Southern Pound Cake 1 cup Crisco 1/2 cup butter 3 cups sugar 6 whole eggs 3 1/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 lemon extract

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Cream shortening, butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add alternately to dry ingredients with milk. Add flavorings and mix. Pour into a greased/floured tube pan. Bake at 350°F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until golden brown.

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foodsandflavors~™ in Amanda’s Kitchen

Amanda Joyner Christmas time is already upon us, wait wasn't it just Christmas last week? This is my second favorite time of year, just after fall, of course. It's time to pull those old decorations from storage. I must confess, I always put my tree up before Thanksgiving! Stores are packed with busy holiday shoppers and I’m planning for my two nieces Rylee, five years old and Lilah, a big three years old. To make this time of the year extra special, I get to shop for toys again. Don't even get me started on the pressure of cooking and baking...ladies you know how busy it is this time of year, from holiday parties, fall weddings, birthdays, church get-togethers and pageants— it sure is a blessing to be able to do all of these things along with working and family but I also look forward to the down time off work the holidays provide. These two recipes are crowd pleasers for the holidays but are also divine any time of year. Hope you enjoy them for breakfast, as gifts or to have for brunch time guests. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Pecan Scones 3 cups all purpose flour 2/3 cup of sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks of cold butter cubed 1/2 cup whole milk 1 egg 1 cup of chopped pecans Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture and cubed butter to a mixing bowl with a wire whisk attachment, at slow speed until combined mixture resembles small peas. Add milk and egg; then add chopped pecans. Dump mixture on a floured surface and roll out into a 9x13-inch square. Cut into 2 columns then cut into 4 rows. You should get 12 even squares. Next cut each square in half from corner to corner. Place scones on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 16 to 18 minutes. Top with a powdered sugar glaze and enjoy. Great for breakfast with a cup of coffee! yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


Cinnamon Rolls 2 packets of active dry yeast 6 Tablespoons Crisco 1 cup of sugar 8 cups of all purpose flour (keep more handy for dusting the rolling surface) 2 cups of very hot water

2 eggs beaten 1 Tablespoon salt Melted butter Brown sugar Cinnamon

Dissolve yeast in a cup of lukewarm water (this is VERY important—too hot or too cold it won't activate the yeast). In a mixing bowl add the 2 cups of hot water, sugar and Crisco. Beat for 30 seconds; let sit till water becomes just warm. Add 2 cups of flour and mix; add yeast mixture and combine. Next, add the 2 beaten eggs and the remaining flour, beat with a dough hook attachment for 3 minutes on low. Dump mixture on a floured surface and knead; after which place in a buttered bowl covered with a towel for 30 minutes. The dough should double in size. Cut dough in equal halves. Roll out one half into a long rectangular shape; generously cover entire surface with melted butter, then top with cinnamon and brown sugar (you can use as little or as much as you want, it's a matter of taste). Begin to roll the dough toward you. I stretch the dough slightly as I roll to ensure a tight spiral. Once rolled, you must crimp the seam. Spray a 9x13-inch pan very heavily. Cut the rolls with a very sharp knife; you should get 15 rolls easily. I have tested a couple of pans and prefer to put only 9 rolls in a pan allowing them to rise and spread out more. You can put 12 in a pan if you want them smaller. Once the pan is full, place a towel over them and again allow them to double in size for 30 minutes (I know it's a lot of waiting, but it's worth it). Once this is accomplished, place the rolls in a 450°F oven for 10 minutes, then lower the temperature to 375°F for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. The rolls with come out golden brown and smelling like heaven. Repeat directions with the other half of the dough. Top with a glaze to complete. Simple glaze: Mix 3 cups of powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of water You can also use my cream cheese icing recipe, in the Sept/October issue (p.32). ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

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Edamame: The Wonder Bean

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When I first read about edamame, I had two questions. The first was “What is it?” and the second was “How do you say that?” Pronounced eh-duh-MAH-may, it’s basically a fancy word for soybeans that have been harvested before the bean itself has a chance to harden. You can buy them in the store either shelled or still in the pod. So, being the health-nut that I am, I decided to do a little research on edamame to see if they lived up to the hype. In addition to being really yummy, these little beans are nutritional powerhouses. They’re high in protein and iron, making them an ideal component for those who follow a plant-based diet. They are high in iron—one half cup delivers about the same amount as a four ounce chicken breast—and also Vitamins A and C and fiber. Edamame is naturally glutenfree, low-calorie, and has little to no cholesterol. You’re probably thinking it can’t get much better, right? But we haven’t even looked at the ways that it can help your body. While everyone is different and may experience things differently, some of the research on edamame has concluded that it can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Long-term consumption may help prevent bone loss and promote a healthy heart. There are even some studies that suggest it can help hypertension. And as an added bonus for those who are trying to watch their weight, edamame is so high in protein and fiber that you feel fuller without having to eat as much. Have I convinced you to give it a try? I hope so because the recipe below is delicious. I’ve used it for several family meals, and it has always been a hit. Use it as a side dish for upcoming holiday gatherings or for your own meals at home. It pairs great with any meat. Bon appétit!

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Warm Yourself Up with Winter Soup There is nothing better to finish off a chilly winter day, than to come home to a hearty and warming bowl of soup. One of the joys of soup is that it is so versatile! It can be a first course appetizer, the star of the meal, or even accompanying side. Whether you have been cooking it all day in the slow cooker, or you are heating up some homemade soup that you prepared earlier in the week, it is sure to be an easy crowd pleaser! Here are some tips you can use to help elevate your wintertime soups to the next level.

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•Set up for success: The first and most important ingredient that you will need for every soup that you make is a good base. Vegetable stocks are a fantastic option for this as they are quick, easy, and cost effective to make. Begin by cutting your vegetables (celery, carrots, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and mushrooms) into small ¼ inch pieces. This will maximize surface area and provide more flavor. Next, sweat (lightly sauté until moisture releases) the vegetables in a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add a quart of cool water, a couple of bay leaves, and a handful of peppercorns and simmer for about an hour. When finished, strain your stock and use to make some delicious soup! •Season in Stages: Getting the seasoning for your soup just right can be a tricky thing to do. I recommend seasoning a little bit with each step along the way. This will make sure that every bite is consistently seasoned, and will avoid bland vegetables in an overly salty broth. Also be sure to err on the side of caution since water will evaporate as your soup cooks, causing the intensity to concentrate. It is much easier for you to add more salt after the fact than it is to remedy a soup that tastes as salty as soy sauce. •Thickening Textures: A thick and creamy soup is sure to warm you to the core. There are a couple of options for thickening your soup. The quickest and easiest is a slurry- equal part of cornstarch and water. Slurry will thicken immediately upon being added to boiling soup. Another option is a Beurre Manie—equal part butter and flour kneaded together. Whisk this into your soup and simmer for a few minutes for it to thicken. A third way to thicken your soup is to use cooked and pureed potatoes. The starch from the potato will thicken the soup as it cooks. •Save the Pasta until Serving: There is nothing worse than taking your first bite of an aromatic and delicious soup, only to have mushy noodles fall apart on contact. Preserve your pasta and all of the hard work that went into preparing your soup by cooking the pasta separately and adding it a la minute (at the very last minute before serving). •Storing extra soup: When making soups, I prepare generous portions in the hopes that there will be lots of leftovers. For some reason, it always tastes better the second time around. Pour any extra portions that will not be eaten right away into gallon sized plastic Zip-lock bags. Freeze these bags flat in the freezer for easy storage. When you are short on time, frozen soup makes an easy meal!

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Dry Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup white chocolate chips 1 (6-ounce) bag of dried sweetened cranberries 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Combine all ingredients in a clear 2-quart container with a tight fitting lid. Cover with lid. Store in a cool dry place until ready to give as a gift.

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Add some holiday decorations and that culminates into the perfect hostess or holiday gift. Note: The dry mix can be prepared and held in its container up to 2 weeks before giving as a gift. Be sure to store baked cookies in a tightly covered container, in a cool dry place up to 2 days. Additional ingredients to make cookies: 1 container Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine 1 container of dry cookie mix with butter in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined after each addition. Stir in vanilla until blended. Drop dough using a tablespoonful for each cookie onto UNGREASED cookie sheet and bake at 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet on a wire rack1 minute. Remove and cool completely.

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Again, Mom was right! A healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast plays a key role in healthy living by giving you energy, strength, and endurance. It also provides other health benefits such as improved mental performance plus lower cholesterol levels and even weight loss. As its name says, the purpose of breakfast is to break the fast between dinner and lunch which is particularly important for diabetics to prevent running the risk of hypoglycemia. Our bodies need to refuel after going without food for 8-12 hours through the night. Another theory suggests that eating a healthy breakfast reduces hunger throughout the day preventing overeating at lunch and dinner which can lead to overweight. A healthy breakfast consists of 3 food groups: Grain, Protein/Dairy and Fruit/Vegetables. Whole grain cereals, breads and muffins will provide the carbohydrates for immediate energy and fiber needed to move food through the digestive system helping to prevent constipation and lower cholesterol. Lean protein and/or dairy provide a boost of energy after the carbs are used up and keep you feeling full until lunchtime. Fruits or vegetables along with the grains and protein/dairy foods contribute vitamins and minerals to contribute to an overall healthy diet.

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Breakfast should cover approximately 35% of essential nutrients in the recommended daily allowance for a healthy diet. Mornings are hectic and rushed for most of us and it may seem difficult to prepare a balanced diet to sit down and eat. Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated but requires a little planning ahead. Some foods can be prepared the night before, some can be packed to go but always try to keep breakfast simple. If you or your family are not hungry early but can eat within 2 hours of waking you still get the benefits of breakfast. Pack a lunch bag for the drive or for a later snack. Try these practical suggestions for healthy, quick, out the door breakfasts: • Boiled egg, fruit and milk • Whole wheat wrap with yogurt and fruit • Overnight oatmeal with fruit and nuts • Yogurt and muffin • Cheese wrap and fruit juice • English muffin with egg, cheese and ham • Whole grain cereal, fruit and milk • Peanut butter and banana sandwich with juice • Omelet on toast • Trail mix and juice • Microwaved leftovers

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Breakfast Bars w/Cranberries ¼ c. olive oil 2 Tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoon orange jest 1 egg 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup toasted oat cereal 2/3 cup dried cranberries

½ cup wheat germ ½ cup sunflower kernels 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed ¼ cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch baking pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Whisk together oil, orange juice, zest and egg in a bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Pour liquid mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until all are moistened. Pour into the prepared pan; press down. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan by lifting the foil. Cut into bars while still warm. Can be served warm or cool. Package for a quick breakfast on the go.

Overnight Oatmeal 6 ounces yogurt, any flavor ¼ cup old fashioned or quick cooking oats ¼ cup fruit

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Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper or foil. Spray with cooking spray. Mix together cereal, peanuts and peanut butter chips in a large bowl. Microwave peanut butter, honey and butter on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. The mixture should be boiling and thick. Pour over the cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated. Press mixture firmly into the prepared pan with a buttered back of a spoon. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm enough to cut. Cut in 4 by 4 rows. Store in a covered container. yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


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1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup honey 1 egg, beaten ½ cup powdered milk

1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ cup raisins Optional ½ cup nuts, chopped

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Crush cereal in a large mixing bowl. Add oats, wheat germ and cinnamon. Mix together in another bowl the yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, honey, beaten egg and powdered milk. Mix in the yogurt mixture, the baking soda and baking powder. Stir together the dry ingredients with the yogurt mixture and add in the raisins and nuts. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of batter and roll into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment paper; lightly flatten. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool; store in an airtight container.

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Orange Blueberry Muffins 1 ½ cups flour ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 eggs 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons grated orange zest 1/3 cup orange juice 2 Tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cups blueberries 1 Tablespoon white sugar

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. Stir together the dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk the eggs and brown sugar in another bowl until smooth. Whisk in the yogurt, orange zest and juice, oil and vanilla until blended. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in wet ingredients until combined. Fold in blueberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with the white sugar. Can use cupcakes papers if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are golden and spring back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes in pan and then turn onto a cooling rack.

Birds Nest Breakfast Bites 1 (30-ounce) bag frozen shredded hash browns, thawed 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon ground pepper 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 12 eggs 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease 24 muffin cups. Mix potatoes, salt, pepper, oil and 2/3 cup cheese in a bowl. Divide into the muffin cups. Press mixture to form nests with a hollow center. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the potatoes begin to brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. Beat eggs and 2 Tablespoons water until combined; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour equal amounts of egg mixture into each nest. Sprinkle with bacon crumbles and additional cheese. Bake in the 350°F oven for 13 to 16 minutes or until the eggs are set. Cool in muffin pans; slide a knife around the edges of the muffin cups to remove. Serve warm or store in the refrigerator until breakfast. Reheat in the microwave on defrost to serve. You can substitute lean ham or Canadian bacon for a leaner meat. You can also store in sandwich bags for a quicker grab and go breakfast.

Breakfast Roll-ups 3 eggs 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 8 cooked breakfast sausage links 4 slices cheddar cheese

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat eggs in a bowl; set aside 1 Tablespoon to brush on top of the rolls. Scramble remaining eggs. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Cut cheese slices in half; place 1 on each triangle. Top each triangle with a spoonful of scrambled egg and a breakfast link.

Mini Quiches 5 slices bacon 1 (8-ounce) box cream cheese, softened 2 Tablespoons milk 2 eggs ½ cup Swiss cheese, shredded 2 Tablespoons green onions, chopped 1 (12-ounce) can layered refrigerated biscuits Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 10 muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside. Cook bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels. Crumble; set aside. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the milk and eggs. Stir in cheese and onions; set aside. Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Roll each to a 5-inch round. Put 1 biscuit round into each muffin cup and press firmly to the bottom and sides. Place half the bacon on the bottom of the biscuits and fill with the cheese mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until filling is set and biscuit are brown. As soon as you remove the Quiches, sprinkle each with the remaining bacon and press lightly into filling. Cool slightly before removing from the pan. Prepare ahead and reheat for breakfast if desired.

Loosely roll up triangles and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Brush remaining beaten egg on top of each roll-up; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until brown. Serve hot or refrigerate and reheat for breakfast.

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Blueberry Smoothie

Morning Glory Muffins

¾ cup blueberries, 1 banana, chopped, 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced, 1 cup ice cubes, 8 ounces vanilla yogurt In a blender, combine blueberries, banana, kiwi and yogurt. Blend until smooth.

1 cup flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 ¼ cups white sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups carrots, shredded ½ cup raisins ½ cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup flaked coconut 1 apple, shredded 3 eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ½ cup applesauce 2 teaspoons vanilla

Breakfast Smoothie

½ cup oats, 1 cup milk, 14 frozen strawberries, 10 baby spinach leaves, 1 banana, chopped, 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla, 2 teaspoons honey. Place oats in a blender first and chop. Add remaining ingredients; blend until smooth.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups with paper liners or grease 12 cups. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, coconut and apple. In another bowl, beat together eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until moistened. Spoon into the prepared muffins tins and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Great for a quick breakfast!

Creamsicle Smoothie

½ c. orange juice,4 slices fresh or canned pineapple, chopped, 1 banana, chopped 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 32 ice cubes Blend orange juice, pineapple, banana and yogurt until smooth. To the blender, add the ice cubes and blend until they are crushed and smooth.

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More than the Daily Grind By Emily-Sarah Lineback

Stone to plate, think of it as the farm-to-fork equivalent for traditional stone-ground flour, the kind your grandmother used to make high-rise, fluffy biscuits. “Stone grinding makes a better meal than the industrial ground variety,” says Eugene Phillips of Boonville Flour & Feed Mill in Boonville. It doesn’t grind as much away, milling the grain gently, which also retains more of the nutrients. In the 1800s and early 1900s, small, locally owned mills were plentiful across the country, but as with most endeavors, time and technology changed the landscape and, many would argue, the taste of things. As milling and other enterprises were swallowed up by giant corporations, small operations closed. Today, roughly 35 independently owned flour mills exist in the country; North Carolina has six of them, and our area has two: Boonville Flour & Feed Mill and Old Mill of Guilford in Oak Ridge. As one might expect in such a small circle, the owners are friends and the two mills sell one another’s products. “One of the mills in Greensboro that we got some of our grain from closed, and that’s when Charlie (Charles Parnell, former owner) found Boonville,” says Annie Laura Perdue, Old Mill of Guilford’s miller since the 1970s. Old Mill of Guilford, recognized by its red water wheel (and on the National Register of Historic Places), marks 250 years of operation this year. Currently 56

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owned by Darrell and Amy Klug, the mill still produces all-natural, stoneground, whole grain foods. Some of its most popular offerings are its mixes, especially its signature Sweet Potato Muffin Mix. “I love it, that’s why I do it,” says Perdue. People need to know about things like this and the history of them. It s important to know where things come from. Boonville Flour & Feed Mill, circa 1880, was first powered by a large engine and boiler, which was fired with four-foot corded wood bought from local farmers. The family-owned and operated business, bought by Sammie Phillips in 1979, specializes in stoneground cornmeal, grits and wheat, and they manufacture them much the same way as when the mill was built. They grind daily, a happening you can hear, smell, and see. The ancient building vibrates from the activity, and everyone involved can’t help but wear a bit of the fine powder by the time they re done, proof of a good day’s work. “We get our corn and wheat from Dobson,” says Eugene, “and our cornmeal comes from Mocksville.” The mill makes Daniel Boone cornmeal and grits and Our Best plain and self-rising flour; these and other local products are sold

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onsite in the mill store that sits just atop the hill from the mill. They also grind for individuals, mainly farmers who want feed for their livestock. “It’s a landmark,” says Sammie of the mill and adjacent mill store. He turned 93 years old in July and has been milling all his life, growing up in and then co-owning his grandfather’s mill in Virginia before purchasing Boonville’s mill. He still shows up at the mill most days. “I piddle more than work, but it’s how you make a living,” he says with an easy smile, and I enjoy it. With a growing appreciation of local food, sustainable agriculture, and artisan food production, the handful of locallyowned mills offers a desirable alternative for individuals as well as restaurant buyers. For the millers, it s more than a business; it’s a labor of love wrapped up in hard work and old-fashioned integrity. “You have to treat people right and keep a good product,” Sammie reminds. “And you have to have a good grain for a good product.” Eugene nods in agreement. It sounds simple, much like how flour seems simple. Yet that ingredient shapes our food just as our beliefs shape our lives. And everyone who’s ever made biscuits knows that the right flour, the best flour, makes all the difference.

Boonville Flour & Feed Mill, 203 Carolina Ave. S., Boonville, is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 336-367-7999 or visit boonvilleflourmill.com to learn more. Old Mill of Guilford, 1340 NC Hwy 68 N., Oak Ridge, is open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 336-643-4783 or visit oldmillofguilford.com for more details. yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


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The Unity of Brethren Church is one of the oldest denominations in the world. It grew out of the reformation movement in Europe in the early 15th century and because the people were from Moravia, (today the Czech Republic) they were known as Moravians. As part of their beliefs in missions, groups of Moravians came to America and established a settlement in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then in 1753 fifteen of the Brethren traveled down the Great Wagon Road to Carolina to carve out of the wilderness a place they called Bethabara. “On November 17, 1753 at three o’clock on a snowy, cold Saturday afternoon, they reached the spot where now stands the village of Bethabara, known to some as Old Town. In an empty trapper’s hut they took shelter. In the evening they wrote in their dairies that they were indeed in the wilderness for that had heard wolves howling around the cabin. That same evening of their arrival, those tired, but thankful men held the first Love Feast here.” —Bethabara Moravian Church Cookbook

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A signature piece of our North Carolina Christmas season comes from the traditions of the Moravian faith. Nothing can put me into a more holiday spirit than attending Candle Tea or Christmas Love Feast, two hallmarks of the Moravians. This season there will be an the opportunity to enjoy both at historic Bethabara and Old Salem. The Candle Tea has been a Christmas tradition at Old Salem since 1929 and for many, marks the opening of the advent season. Candle Tea is organized and sponsored by the Women of Home Moravian Church. This has been one of our family’s favorite parts of the Christmas season. We so much enjoy carols sung with music of the 18th century organ, the smell of beeswax candles, the story of the Christ Child at the German putz, and wonderful refreshments. This year we are especially looking forward to Christmas in Bethabara with the Love Feast in the 1788 Germeinhaus on December 2nd, and Carols by Candlelight by the Piedmont Chamber Singers on December 10th. The Christmas Love Feast Candle Service commemorates the birth of Christ and have been a tradition in the Moravian Church for over 250 years. The yellow glow of candles symbolize Jesus as the Light of the World. One of the hymns always sung at the service is “Morning Star.” The words were written long, long ago back in the old country but in 1836 Francis Hagen composed the melody. Hagen was born and raised in Salem, NC. This sweet Christmas tune is said to have been especially written for children. The Love Feast is an opportunity to show God’s love to all through the breaking of yeast rolls and rich warm coffee. What we now call the Moravian Star has been an advent symbol for many Christian faiths in Central Europe since the 1800s. Most likely this tradition was brought to America by the early Moravian settlers. The star is used by many people as a remembrance of Jesus, as the bright and Morning Star and also the star that guided the Wise Men to Bethlehem. When traveling along business 40 in Winston-Salem, I get a good feeling when I see the large Moravian Star hanging over Baptist Hospital. The word “putz” comes from the German word putzen, meaning “to decorate.” In the case of the Moravian Christmas traditions, the putz is a decorative nativity. Some church leaders believe the putz is as important, or more so than, the Christmas tree because the manger scene tells the story of the birth of the Holy Child. The putz can be as simple or elaborate as you wish and as big as you want. Sometimes they take up the space of a whole room. According to a diary written in Bethabara the first one used there was in 1760. When I was a child my mother always placed a nativity on a small table in the window of our living room. It is 60 years old and I still use it each year.

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Music is an equally important part of the Moravian Church and no more so than at Christmas. The sounds of voices in harmony with the old organs and brass bands reflect the importance of musical worship in their churches and celebrations. Sometimes while waiting in the line for the Candle Tea at the Square in Old Salem the band gathers and plays Christmas hymns. That is so beautiful to me and almost brings a lump in my throat. Bring some of the customs into your home by displaying a putz, (Nativity), hang the Moravian Star or try your hand at some of the heritage recipes from the Bethabara Moravian Church Cookbook. Many people really like the coffee served at the Love Feast. The soft yeast buns are delicious and the special brew of coffee really sets if off. The recipes featured here are from the 1976 cookbook, Bethabara Moravian Church Cookbook. I found it at a flea market this past summer and instantly knew I had to share this treasure with you, our readers. The recipes are in their original format and have been handed down from generations ago. We wish you joy and peace during this holy season and hope to see some of you at the Love Feast at the 1788 Moravian Church in Bethabara or the Candle Tea at Old Salem.

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Christmas in Bethabara December 2, 5-8, Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-924-8191. Experience Christmas at Bethabara like never before. Immerse yourself in the Moravian holiday traditions by candlelight. A traditional Love Feast, sponsored by Bethabara Moravian Church, starts off the evening in the Gemeinhaus (event free but ticketed). A magical park lighting starts off an event filled with fun activities for visitors of all ages. Meet local craftsmen. Experience living history at the French and Indian War encampment in the Village.

Carols by Candlelight December 10 at 4 and 5, Warm up with the Piedmont Chamber Singers while they sing traditional holiday carols by candlelight in the 18th century Gemeinhaus.

Candle Tea in Old Salem The Women’s Fellowship of Home Moravian Church organizes and hosts Candle Tea to share with our guests the Moravian traditions and customs of the season. Candle Tea is held in the Single Brothers House on Salem Square in historic Old Salem. Thursdays & Fridays, Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8, 1-8:30, Saturdays, Dec. 2 and 9 at 11:30-8:30. Tickets $5/adults; $1/children under 12. For more information call 336-749-9463.

Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies A Christmas tradition around the Yadkin Valley Magazine office is a trip to 4643 Friedberg Road in Clemmons to Mrs. Hanes. When you can smell cookies baking as you get out of the car in the parking lot, you know you are in the right place. We all have our favorites, ginger, lemon, sugar. The factory store is open MondayFriday 7-5 and Saturday 9-4. www.HanesCookies.com

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Moravian Love Feast Buns

1 package active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1 egg 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup soft butter or shortening 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup warm mashed potatoes 7 to 8 cups sifted all purpose flour (about) 2 cups warm water 1/4 cup melted butter or light cream Add yeast to 1/4 cup warm water; stir until dissolved. Beat egg and stir slightly in a large bowl; mix in sugar. Add butter mixture, salt, mashed potatoes and yeast mixture; mix until blended. Add flour and 2 cups warm water alternately to make a soft dough. It may be necessary to add an additional 1/3 cup flour. Turn out onto a floured board and knead until smooth, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover with damp towel and let rise in a warm place (85°F) until double in bulk, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Turn dough out onto a floured board; punch down. Shape into buns about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. (If preferred, other type of rolls, such as clover leaf, can be made with this dough.) Place on a greased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between buns. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1 hour. Heat oven to 400°F. Bake buns for 20 minutes. or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter or cream while still hot. Makes about 1 dozen rolls. Eleanore Lewis (Mrs. Henry A.)

Love Feast Coffee 3 gallons water 1 quart milk 1 pound coffee 2 pounds sugar

Let water come to a boil; drop coffee (which has been placed in a cloth bag) into boiling water and reduce heat. Let stand without joining 10 to 15 minutes, stirring bag through water. Remove coffee bag. Add sugar and dissolve. Add milk. Keep hot until ready to serve.

Moravian White Christmas Cookies 2 cups butter 3 cups granulated sugar 5 eggs, well beaten 1 cup cream 1 teaspoon soda, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water 4 or 5 cups flour Cream butter and sugar together until well blended. Beat the eggs and add to mixture. Stir in the dissolved soda. Sift the flour; add alternately with the cream. Mix thoroughly. Dough must be stiff enough to roll. Chill for several hours. Roll out thin on floured board; cut with fancy cookie cutters. Bake in moderate oven 350°F about 12 minutes. Eleanore Lewis (Mrs. Henry A.) yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


Butter Semmels (Coffee Cake)

Moravian Christmas Cookies

(A Moravian “companies” delicacy) 2 cups milk, scalded 6 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup mashed potatoes 1/2 yeast cake, dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water 1/4 cup powdered sugar 2 Tablespoons butter, melted This batter must be made in the early evening and set to rise in a warm place until morning. Mix together the dissolved yeast cake, mashed potatoes and 1/2 cup of sugar. Let stand for 4 hours. To the scalded milk, add the butter and stir until melted. When cool, add eggs, 1/2 cup of sugar, salt and combine with the yeast mixture. Sift in flour and knead thoroughly. Cover and let rise in a warm place until morning. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Brush the dough with melted butter; cut in 2 inch squares. Turn up the 4 corners toward the center. Place on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart and let rise until light. Bake in a hot oven 450°F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with powered sugar. Serve hot with plenty of coffee. Eleanore Lewis (Mrs. Henry A.)

Salem Christmas Cakes

1 quart molasses 3/4 pound brown sugar 3/4 pound lard and butter mixed 3 Tablespoons cinnamon 2 Tablespoons cloves 1 Tablespoon each ginger, mace, soda (dissolve in 1/2 cup boiling water) 14 cups or 4 pounds flour Brandy, if desired Mix and chill well overnight. Roll thin; cut into shapes. Put on greased baking sheet and bake 350°F until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Mary Thomas (Mrs. F.J.) ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

Beat well: 1 cup lard 2 cups sugar 1 pint molasses Add 3 teaspoons soda dissolved in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt (Note: use fresh spices) Beat well 1 cup lard, 2 cups sugar and 1 pint molasses. Add 3 teaspoons soda dissolved in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add more flour to make a very stiff dough. Roll out thin and cut with assorted cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. 350°F until lightly browned.

Original Sugar Cake (Old Salem Recipe) 1 cup mashed potatoes 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 yeast cake dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water The potatoes should be fresh-cooked and mashed just before using. Stir the above together and let stand until light. 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup slightly warm milk 3/4 cup melted lard 1 teaspoon salt Enough flour to make a rather soft dough Let rise, put on tins, spreading out the dough flat with the hands; let rise again. Cream together brown sugar, butter and cinnamon, (a piece of butter the size of a walnut and a handful of sugar with a sprinkling of cinnamon is the amount for one cake). Spread on the cakes. Bake in a moderate oven. The dough should be made at night and left to rise until morning, provided it is not made before 10 o’clock and is baked quite early in the morning. The original recipe called for liquid yeast (1 cup) and I am under the impression that my mother never used an entire yeast cake (Fleischmann). However, I am not certain of that. This amount makes 2 sugar cakes. Tins should be well greased with lard. This recipe was given to me by Mrs. Lucy Leinbach Wenhold (Salem College). It was her mother’s original recipe. Swaneda Cleckley (Mrs. M. A.) No vember-December 2 017

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Coffea, a member of the Rubiaceae family, are evergreen shrubs or small trees native to southern Africa and Asia. The trees produce edible red or purple fruits called “cherries” which contain two seeds named coffee beans, though they are not true beans. A single tree can grow to be 100 years old, depending on the growing conditions, and the taste of the coffee beans from the same bush can vary widely year after year, depending on weather conditions. Coffea is a medicinal herb, one of the most popular in the world. There is an Ethiopian legend wherein coffee is discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi, who found his goats frolicking and full of energy after eating the red fruit of the coffee shrub. Kaldi tried the fruit for himself and had a similar reaction. Of course, they would have been reacting to coffee’s high dose of caffeine. This natural stimulant also serves as an inborn plant pesticide, protecting the coffee fruit from insects. Second only to oil, coffee is now the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world. Many of us enjoy coffee for that temporary boost of energy we get, along with its great flavor, but did you know it was good for you? Coffee can act as an antioxidant, according to a new study out of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. There are many types of dietary antioxidants, and coffee is a very good source of some of them. The antioxidants found in coffee are a little different than those found in whole plant foods like fruits and vegetables so for optimal health, it is best to get a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from many different sources. Drinking coffee has been linked to numerous health benefits, including a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and liver, heart and neurological diseases. Coffee may also benefit mental health and help you live longer. Coffee contains: Caffeine, notorious for giving you energy, boosting your mood and improving your memory; Vitamin B2, an essential vitamin that helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy, promotes healthy skin, hair and eyes and helps the body metabolize proteins and fats; Magnesium, which helps regulate your blood pressure, promotes a regular heart rate and keeps your bones nice and strong; Potassium, a necessary electrolyte that helps the muscles contract properly, regulates your body’s water balance; Hydrocinnamic acids, helpful with neutralizing free radicals in the body and preventing oxidative stress. We love coffee, we rely on it, and we drink it in massive quantities. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. The majority of studies on the health benefits of coffee show that somewhere around three to five cups per day is best. For best results, limit the amount of sugar you add and keep in mind that coffee is a stimulant – if you feel reactions like restlessness, insomnia, headache, or other symptoms, you may need to adjust your intake. And be sure to avoid coffee in the later afternoon and evening so it won’t interfere with your sleep. Remember, the caffeine in coffee can help rid you of a headache, but a lack in water consumption while enjoying your daily coffee can contribute to headaches. As with all things, moderation is the key. Easy Café Mocha Add one envelope of your favorite hot cocoa to your cup of coffee with some added cream. For a sugarless version simply add a couple of teaspoons of cocoa to your coffee. The cocoa adds additional antioxidants! ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

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The Grocery Basket and Grill story and photos by Mary Bolen

Margie Roberts ~ Sweetheart cook at The Grocery Basket and Grill in Ferguson.

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One day when I was doing some volunteer work at Whippoorwill Village at Ferguson, lunch time rolled around and sisters Sharon Underwood and Margaret Martine invited me to go over to The Grocery Basket and Grill with them for lunch. Soon as we sat down at the table I knew I had found a good place to eat in the company of down home folks. It’s the only eatery for miles; a gathering place for breakfast and lunch and to catch up on the news of the neighborhood. The grill opens at 7a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Owner Margie Roberts is up and has the coffee on early. She says, “Some of the men get here early and sit around and talk ’til I get breakfast.” These men work hard and need a hearty breakfast she says. “Lots of hunters come in too. A hot breakfast puts a good start on the day.” Choices from the breakfast menu includes livermush, ham, bacon, sausage, eggs and gravy served as plates or sandwiches. Margie says her restaurant used to be a store. “It was called Joe’s Store. They had groceries and stuff, but when I got it, we just did the grill. I’ve been here 29 years. It’s pretty much like it was back then.” This is a country place. Plain and simple which also means no credit or debt cards accepted. Lunch includes handmade hamburgers, bologna and cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, onion rings or fries, freshly made egg salad sandwiches and homemade pimento cheese sandwiches. Margie makes her own yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


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chili and slaw for the burgers and dogs. The toasted pimento cheese sandwich is one of my favorites. In the fall and winter months the lunch menu has additional choices. Margie says folks need a good hot meal in cold weather. The fixins are different each day. Tuesday look for country style steak and gravy with mashed potatoes. On Wednesday Margie makes her own spaghetti and salad. Thursday is Taco Day and Friday is real pinto beans, buttermilk cornbread and meatloaf. Margie says, “All come and eat and are happy.” Yes, I have been back many times to visit Margie, have a sandwich and a cup of her good iced tea. But I must confess I’m looking forward to some county fried steak, pintos and cornbread. I hear some times she puts on the soup pot. Sounds good to me. Maybe we will see you this winter for one of those hot lunches. The grill closes daily at 2 o’clock. If you happen to show up at just before closing time you may be out of luck. After a day at the grill Margie goes home to tend her garden, sew on her quilts or just rest up for the next early morning breakfast at the grill. At the age of 85, I think Miss Margie can rest up all she wants. She is an amazing woman and a great inspiration to me.

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Jimmy and Kelly Thompson began making their soy candles and seasonal accessories as an Internet business, ten years ago in 2007. They researched soy oil and learned what a natural, pure, clean burn soy candles make and that sold the business idea. That company today is still thriving on the Internet, but also in a stand-alone store in Jonesville off Hwy. 67 West, next door to Cracker Barrel. Jimmy who recently retired from his long term corporate job, is excited to be now devoting his work day totally to Soyworx, so the husband and wife team have their fingers in every aspect of constantly creating new scents, pouring wax, packaging and shipping as well as the retail store with help from several employees. Jimmy is the master fragrance soy oil blender coming up with new scents and the challenge of coming up with creative scent names all the time, but particularly during holiday seasons. Kelly oversees producing those favorites like Under the Miseltoe, Gingerbread Man, Elves Breath and who could forget the Dirty Santa candles. An old standard, Vanilla Overdose remains a customer favorite. There’s even a candle for migraine headaches called “Headache Relief.” The holidays are extremely busy time at the store, on-line and the couple participate in Greensboro’s Holiday Market and at the Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights selling candles in the Tanglewood Barn. Soy candles are popular with allergy suffers, who say the candles do not irritate sensitive noses.They also consider the hand poured candles as gifts, stocking stuffers, party favors, shower and wedding tokens. Soy candles burn as hot as paraffin. Continuing to compare, soy is all natural while paraffin is pure diesel fuel that actually gives off toxic fumes. The eight-ounce jar soy candle will burn 35 to 45 hours longer than a paraffin candle especially when you trim the wick with each usage. In addition to their famous six ounce jar candles, Soyworx offers soy tarts, fragrance sprays, scented oils and a host of candle accessories. Remember too, all those Soyworx Candles are handmade, talk about buying locally made products! Plus in the retail store, the North Carolina made soaps are a bit hit. They are most excited about their newest offering, Melissa & Doug toys. Both Jimmy and Kelly see the fun these toys provide, but the educational aspects are a tremendous benefit. The couple are avid supports of local animal causes. Their behind the scenes work comes from a true belief of doing good for others. While anytime is a good candle time. Christmas time is the perfect time to bring the warm glow and the scents of the holidays into your home.

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Yadkin Valley Home & Garden

Beautiful Beautyberries! by Adrienne Roethling, Garden Curator of Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden adrienne@pjcbg.org

The garden shouldn’t be complete without some fall color in the form of berries. Not only are Callicarpa or beautyberry a spectacular addition to our gardens but also a beneficial source of food for the birds. Stems of beautyberries can also be cut and used in bouquets. Consider making some room for these beautiful plants. After reading this article, one can find the perfect variety to fit in any space of the garden. Callicarpa is a group of plants in the mint or deadnettle family. This plant sets itself apart from others in the family in that it behaves and produces showy fruits. The word callicarpa in Greek translates to beautyberry (kallos = beauty and karpos = fruit). Most species of beautyberry are hardy shrubs found throughout Asia where a few are growing in the tropics. Species that we grow in the states are deciduous shrubs producing flowers in summer followed by a showcase of pink, purple or white fruits. We are fortunate to have one that grows natively in the United States. American beautyberry is a fast growing shrub found in Maryland as far south as Florida, stretching west into Texas as well as northern Mexico. Most colonies exist in open meadows but a few grow in nearby woodland habitats. But, the most suited environment for beautyberry is full sun. Our Native American beautyberry reaches maturity around three years of age, growing to approximately 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. However, in favorable soils, one can expect an 8 to 9 foot tall and wide plant. This deciduous shrub emerges in late spring with clear green leaves producing on upright to almost arching stems. White flowers are borne in summer followed by a spectacular show of bright purple berries. The berries are held in tight clusters at every leaf axil. As you can imagine, birds show up in a frenzy come early fall. Typically, the native beautyberry has bright purple clusters of fruit. Over the years, a pink fruited and several white fruited forms have been discovered. Currently, Callicarpa americana ‘Welch’s Pink’ is on display in the gardens near the Hillside Boulder Garden, while the typical form of American beautyberry has been growing in the perennial border for since 2009. We have grown both forms from seed as the seedlings produced are true to type.

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Callicarpa dichotoma

Callicarpa dichotoma is native to Asia where it grows in full to part sun. Reaching maturity at 2 to 4 feet wide and tall, it’s one that can be placed in a smaller or patio garden. Soft pink flowers are borne along the leaf axils followed by clusters of purple to violet fruits. The stems grow in an arching manner offering a unique and tidy appearance. Once frost hits, the leaves fall off and expose the bright fruits which are often consumed by hungry birds. Purple beautyberry is an easy and manageable plant that needs little or no care once established. It has been growing near the garden’s outdoor Pavilion since 2014.

Though there are a couple of hundred species that one can grow, the last in my article is a species native to Mexico. Callicarpa acuminata is actually quite hardy to the Piedmont region of North Carolina and has been growing near the Patio Terrace since 2011. Also reaching 5 to 6 feet tall and wide, it produces red wine colored fruit almost appearing in a much larger cluster. This certainly is one of the most heat and drought tolerant forms that we’ve grown. Callicarpa acuminate, Woodlanders Callicarpa produces a chemical in the leaves and when crushed, it gives off an odor that deters mosquitos. The Department of Agriculture has formulated and patented the product callicarpenal as a mosquito repellent. If you grow beautyberry in your gardens, crushing leaves and rubbing them onto your body may prevent bites. It’s a multi-purpose shrub that is not only attractive, but is functional and easy to grow.

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Yadkin Valley Home & Garden If your landscape needs an update, now is the time to do it. Fall is the ideal time for planting trees, shrubs and perennials. We are entering the cooler periods of the year when plant water demands decrease and root growth potential increases. The cooler temperatures and reduced water needs makes this a less stressful planting season for gardeners and plants alike. Three main types of plant material are available for purchase, container-grown plants, bare-root plants and balled and burlapped plants. Container-grown plants are available in all sizes and can be planted anytime of the year. If you order plants, such as fruit trees, from a mail order company, they will most likely ship bare-root plants to reduce shipping costs. These plants should be planted while they are completely dormant. Balled and burlapped plants are often used where large plants are requested and should be planted in fall, winter, or early spring. When planting individual plants, dig a hole at least two to three times as wide as the rootball and just as deep. It is acceptable to plant slightly high in a raised manner in heavy soils, but never plant too deep and bury the rootball. Fill the hole with the same backfill that was removed, and do not amend. Be sure to loosen and chop up any clods before backfilling. Lime and phosphorus fertilizer can be mixed with the backfill, but do not incorporate nitrogen fertilizers that may burn the roots. Water plants before and after planting and apply a three to four inch layer of organic mulch around the plant. Mulch prevents weeds, cools the soil and conserves soil moisture. When planting container grown plants, inspect rootballs for entangled, circling roots which may impede future root growth and development. Loosen or prune roots to correct, and loosen the root mass prior to planting. Inspect and trim or remove damaged or girdling roots of bare-root plants before planting. For bare root plants, spread the roots out in the planting hole or trough and carefully secure with soil, making sure not to plant too deep. When planting balled and burlapped material, do not plant with wire baskets, burlap and plastic ties intact, this will impede root growth and water uptake of plants. Remove all nylon strings, and cut and remove or fold down as much of the wire basket and burlap as possible without the rootball falling apart. If planting several trees, shrubs and/or perennials in large bed areas, consider preparing the entire bed and not just individual holes. This can be very beneficial for heavy, clay soils. Incorporate a two to three inch layer of organic material, such as compost or manure, into the soil. Beds can also be raised or elevated to improve drainage. Be sure to soil test the area to determine how much lime and fertilizer is needed prior to planting. Water plants well before and after planting, and apply a three to four inch layer of mulch over the entire bed. After planting, remove weeds as they emerge, as weeds will compete with the plants for water and nutrients. Provide supplemental water in the absence of rain. Most plants require one inch or water per week for optimal growth. It is best to provide this water in one to two deep applications, as opposed to frequent shallow applications. Deep watering encourages deep rooting, which allows plants to better withstand drought conditions. Most plants will not survive in water-logged soils, so avoid overwatering. Plant water demands and needs are dependent on many different factors, so it is important to be observant.

Fall is the Time for Planting written by Colleen Church Colleen Church, County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Yadkin and Davie counties.

Soil test kits and additional information on planting trees, shrubs and perennials is available from your local North Carolina Cooperative Extension Center. You can find your county’s center by visiting "http://ces.ncsu.edu" http://ces.ncsu.edu, or simply insert your county’s name, such as "http://yadkin.ces.ncsu.edu" http://yadkin.ces.ncsu.edu or "http://davie.ces.ncsu.edu" http://davie.ces.ncsu.edu.

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POINSETTIAS Flowers for Thanksgiving and Christmas? by Judy Mitchell

Tapestry What flower do you think of when you think of Christmas? Red poinsettias are the most common. There are so many more amazing colors than red now. There are green, gold, and orange ones. They make nice Thanksgiving decorations or if you aren’t traditionalChristmas. Put an orange bow on them with gold foil to use as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Change the bow to red or ivory for Christmas. Poinsettias will last through both seasons if given proper light and water. There are two double poinsettias that are named Winter Rose or Harlequin. They are compact and are nice for smaller spaces such as nursing homes and come in red, so still look traditional, but different. Another compact poinset-

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tia is Tapestry. It is red with variegated leaves, cream and green. If you like multicolored ones, the Red Glitter or marble- pink and cream ones are for you. Red Glitter is red with splashes of white. No two are exactly alike. Marble is pink and cream. There are several different ones: Marblestar, Winter Blush and Mars Marble. Luv U Pink is a new type of hybrid with an unusual bloom and unique color of pink. It also has been bred in hot pink and soft pink. I don’t know of anyone that grows them here in this region other than Mitchell’s. Don’t forget to spruce up the outside of your home. Fresh pine needles or mulch always add a clean look. A pot of pansies makes a cheerful entrance. I have always heard if you want to sell your

home, plant yellow flowers. The yellow pansies and violas are fragrant. Pick a few to float in a bowl of water inside. More people see the outside of your home than the inside. The first impression comes from the outside. Rake the final leaves from fall. They make a mulch for your garden and help smother the weeds. Compost them into the soil when you til it. Keep weeds pulled. Weeds will grow even in cold weather and these cool season weeds will reseed if you let them. Enjoy the final fall vegetables. I have picked spinach throughout the winter. I have cooked mesclun for greens when I had more than we could eat fresh. It was delicious!

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It was always worth it to me even if we did spend a while getting the lights just right because once it was complete, ornaments and all, we would stand in the darkened living room with the tree as our only light, Christmas songs playing softly in the background. It always gave me that warm, fuzzy feeling of closeness with my family. In 2015, I got the chance to start my own holiday traditions because that’s the year I got married. For our first home, my husband and I rented a little

Oh, Christmas Tree written by Stephanie Koreneff

Christmas has always been my favorite season with its sparkling lights, pretty decorations, and a sense of cheer that isn’t usually felt any other time of the year. It feels truly magical and I always hate to see it end. One of my most cherished Christmas traditions is getting to put up the Christmas tree. Growing up, I would get excited about it right before Thanksgiving because I knew that on Black Friday—the day everyone is out shopping—my family would be home, putting up our tree. Dad would put on some seasonal songs and grab the video camera. We would get our artificial tree out of the attic where it spent the rest of the year and start assembling it, branch by branch. The pain was always untangling the lights. And don’t get me started on the search for the elusive burnt out bulb! 78

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cabin. I knew the minute I saw it that it would be beautiful decorated for Christmas. I couldn’t wait. By that time, my family had upgraded to a pre-lit tree and didn’t need our old light-it-yourself tree. When they offered it to us, I jumped at the chance to get it since that tree held many special Christmas memories. Dad brought it to our cabin and Kirk, my husband, and I got to work. As we put it together the day after Thanksgiving, we laughed, we took pictures, we listened to Christmas music. It was almost just like how I grew up except with my husband in our first home. As we untangled the lights and put them on the tree followed by the ornaments, I thought about years past when I would do it with my family at home. It was a little bittersweet to think about but, when we lit it to admire our work, I couldn’t help but feel excited about all of our Christmases to come.

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A BLUE WILLOW

CHRISTMAS photo & story by Cindy Martin It all started when my dear friend, Barbara, discovered a miniature Blue Willow tea set carefully wrapped and tucked away for decades in a suitcase in the attic. “These were John’s mother’s,” she said. “And we’d like to share them with you so you and your little four-year-old friend, Nylah, can celebrate Christmas in style. Wouldn’t she delight in having a Christmas tea party?” My husband Wayne and I agreed whole heartedly and immediately began preparing for this auspicious event. First, we found a small table, just Nylah’s size, and lovingly placed each Blue Willow piece. From the table covering to the cups and plates and saucers and, of course, the tiny teapot, we created a picture perfect setting for our holiday tea. At last, the moment arrived, and we gathered together and sipped our Lipton’s Brisk and snacked on petite scones and finger sandwiches. “You need to hold your pinky like this,” Nylah’s mom advised her, elevating her right hand with little finger lifted and arched. Nylah, being the gracious hostess, followed suit. “What’s this?” Nylah asked as she pointed to the two doves soaring high above the willow tree. “The plate tells a story,” I told her. “There once was a Chinese princess long ago, whose father wanted her to marry a wealthy merchant, but she fell in love with someone else. The princess and her true love met under the willow tree and decided to run away. Her father was very angry and wanted to force her to marry the man of his choice. The gods, like Cinderella’s fairy godmother, turned the young man and the princess into doves so they could fly away and live happily ever after.” “I like that story,” Nylah said. “Now, let’s have some more tea.” As she and her mom prepared to leave, we presented her with one last Christmas gift, a piece of Blue Willow to remind her of our happy time together. Nylah carefully opened the package and clapped her hands in glee. She smiled as she clutched the plate to her chest and said, “Now I have my very own Blue Willow.” Reporter’s note: When I was doing research for this story, I inquired of various folks: the clerk at the grocery, the technician at the lab, the person in line behind me at the post office, the lady at the drive through at the bank . . .“Do you have Blue Willow?” Instantly they’d reply, “Why, yes, it was my grandmother’s.” Or, “My mother collected a set from a grocery store give away. We used it every day.” I discovered Blue Willow is more than a pattern on a plate. It evokes nostalgia and brings back special memories of days gone by.

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I also learned, in 1780, Thomas Turner created the original design for Blue Willow after hearing the legend. He asked an apprentice engraver of the Spade Company to engrave it in 1784. It was introduced in Staffordshire that same year and was immediately a hit. It was soon popularized and introduced by other companies like Adams and Wedgewood. The pattern has been in continuous use for nearly 230 years, longer than any other pattern. In 1940, author Doris Gates, penned the award-winning book, Blue Willow, a fictional account of the Dust Bowl and Great

Depression. The Blue Willow plate, a gift from her great grandmother, is the prized possession of Janey Larkin, the young daughter of a migrant worker family. The Blue Willow pattern comes to represent Janey’s dream of a permanent home. Not surprisingly, Blue Willow is available for purchase online, and at local antique stores. If you’d like your own Blue Willow Christmas, there are ornaments, trees and place settings with the Blue Willow pattern that come in a variety of colors like green, pink and even brown.

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Jennifer Bower and sister Crystal Evans. Christmas Eve, mid-1970s. Courtesy of the author.

A Gift from My Grandparents by Jennifer Bean Bower Memories, Christmas memories. They’re the sweetest ones I know. —Frank Sinatra, “Christmas Memories”

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Thinking back on Christmases past, gifts rarely come to mind. It is an odd occurrence, as countless childhood hours were spent tearing through closets and crawling under beds in search of them. Even more peculiar is that my remembrances of Christmas are full of moments I never gave much thought to. For sixteen years, Christmas Eve was celebrated at my Grandma Levie and Grandpa Harvey’s house. Every year without fail, grandpa would meet my family at the door with grandma in tow. Their faces shone with excitement and there was hugs and pats for all. A casual observer might have believed they were witnessing a long awaited homecoming—that we lived hundreds of miles apart—but just the opposite was true. The journey to my grandparent’s house took less than five minutes and we saw each other on a weekly—more often daily—basis. Nevertheless, on Christmas Eve, the love of their family overflowed. Inside the house, the aroma of an “almost ready” Christmas dinner lured everyone to the kitchen. There, lids clanked to the beat of hot steam and the oven declared that the main course was done. Across the countertops, grandma displayed her finest fresh-baked pies, hand-rolled cookies, and Jell-O desserts. In the center of the sugary exhibition, stood a massive three-layer orange pineapple banana cake—a once-a-year creation. The meal was a masterpiece that had taken her weeks to prepare and a day to complete. Of course, Grandpa had been busy too. He tidied the house, gathered the decorations, and placed them in their designated locations. On the front door he hung three large red bells, and on the windowsills, he set plastic candles that glowed red. In the living room, he put up the tree and decorated it with decades-old ornaments and strings of starburst lights—the kind that made colors dance on the walls. At the base of the tree, he carefully arranged the crèche and placed the packages around it. As the finishing touch, he turned on the record player, which filled the room with a soft medley of carols. My grandparent’s house was small and their decorations simple, but what continues on page 112

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caring hearts Mercy and Truth Ministries “A LIGHT OF HOPE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD"

Rebekah and Dr. Jeremy Simpson This is the consummate giving time of year; an appropriate time to learn about a non-profit organization, Mercy and Truth Ministries, (MTM), based out of Elkin. Rebekah, Director/President of MTM and her husband Dr. Jeremy Simpson School Representative, (MTM is embarking into the public school programming. Working with the school administrations and guidance counselors to assess the needs of the tri-county students to offer hope and guidance through character building classes and training) and pastor of Thanks to Calvary Baptist Church in Elkin have been full-time ministers for 22 years. The founders, the Simpsons, sent a message for our readers, "We would like to thank each one of you for taking time to read and learn about Mercy and Truth Ministries as we reach out to our local less fortunate families and seniors. After studying the demographics of Yadkin, Surry and Wilkes counties it became very clear to us of a great need right at our back door. It is very easy to find organizations reaching out globally and that is wonderful. But while we are reaching out to families across the ocean we have families living right here among us that are suffering as well. With that being said we are approaching the very exciting season of Christmas. MTM has a goal to help 100 Families and 500 Nursing home and Assisted Living residents during the most wonderful time of the year! We will be helping families and seniors with, Christmas gifts and a Christmas meal, that would not be able to afford this blessing. Please help us pray—the need is very large but MTM believe that we live in the greatest place in the world. We believe there are citizens out there that have the same heart and burden as we do. If you would like to adopt a family for Christmas, you can do so for $200. Keep your eyes open, we have a bus we will be using as a Mobile Toy Drive, where we will be accepting new toys for these families. We will be at Yadkinville YMCA, Walmart and some of our local churches and schools. Please consider partnering with us, as we endeavor to put sunshine in the lives of our neighbors. May God bless you all." Like to learn more about Mercy and Truth Ministries? 336-469-6976 info@mercyandtruthministries.org Web: www.mercyandtruthministries.org ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

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Shelf Life

Moravian Christmas in the South

First released in 2007, author and historian Nancy Smith Thomas has produced a scholarly book based on her 18 years at Old Salem and comprehensive research of Moravian traditions in the South. This beautiful coffee table contender is jam packed with vintage black/white and generic color photographs of Moravian Christmas traditions, “The Moravians emphasis on a family-centered Christmas grew greatly through the 19th century,” with the customs of the Christmas tree, “...more or less commonplace in the 1840s,” and the Pyramid-reported as early as the late 1700s and other decorations such as ginger Moravian cookies, glass ornaments, the beloved Moravian star and the Putz. The Gift Bringer, “The Moravians started very early in giving gifts as symbols of their religious beliefs and as affectionate tokens to children at church on Christmas Eve-and so the Gift Bringer. Lighted candles, beautifully printed Bible verses, tasty treats such as ginger cakes or honey cakes and apples were all popular 18th century gifts.” Too, there are foods and beverages for the Love Feast, music and other services. A mix of vintage post cards, artifacts and other print materials plus a bit of background history of the German Moravians who settled in “Wachovia” allow you to read one specific topic or all.

You are invited to join Nancy Smith Thomas, author and Old Salem Museums & Gardens Christmas Interpreter with the Stokes County Historical Society on Sunday, November 12th at 2p in the King Public Library, 101 Pilot View Drive, King for a book sale & signing.

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Joy in Abundance a personal memory written by Marilyn C. Wells When you visit someone in an end of life situation do you feel a bit anxious or do you come away with an experience of joy and happiness? I must admit I am often apprehensive, even nervous visiting someone who won’t live much longer but recently I have been blessed with some pleasant visits. As you look at this photo, you will see two happy ladies filled with joy, one is 89-yearsold and the other is 4 ½ months old. This was the first meeting of great-great Aunt Lois and her great-great niece Mary Jane, named after my mother. They sat together for about 15 minutes smiling, talking and enjoying every minute. What a blessing for my son, Stuart and I, to observe this joyful visit with two ladies we love very much. Unfortunately, the visit occurred at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in WinstonSalem. You see recently, my Aunt Lois Gray was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and was faced with some very difficult decisions. The doctors gave her the possibilities of treatment options for her to consider. She had spent her last career as a nurse and caregiver where she had obtained knowledge of the pros and cons of treatments. Lois made the decision to forego any treatments and live her life to the fullest. She went to meet her Savior on August 11, 2017 with only a brief time of unconsciousness where she could not share her beautiful smile and cheery manner. Lois Combs Gray was born on February 20, 1928 and at age 89 her life was filled with lots of happy times. She married Clyde Gray and raised two fine, talented sons, Joey and Todd who married ladies, Avis and Trish, who were devoted to Lois. She was also blessed with a grandson, Bradley Gray and four great grandchildren. After marrying, Clyde and Lois joined the Christ Moravian Church in Winston-Salem in the 50s, where they and their family became active members. One of her great pleasures was to serve as a diener for their Love Feast! She grew up as the 8th of 10 children on a large farm in Wilkes County in a loving home. As the children scattered to different areas to pursue their individual careers, they still arranged meetings and family reunions to keep in touch. Through the years, the sisters and brothers, would meet for Saturday night dinners at a favorite restaurant, Yadkin Valley Seafood. The entire Combs family are seafood lovers partly due to the oldest son, Guy, owning the Combs Fresh Seafood Market which exposed the family to a variety of seafood. Lois and all her siblings had an interest in foods and were excellent cooks taught by their mother. There was always a cake baked or a new dish to try when you went to visit—my son, Stuart would always say, “The Combs’ are the best cooks!” when we would mention upcoming reunions. Lois was also one of the best bargain hunters. Sherry, my sister, says she enjoyed “the thrill of the hunt.” At family gatherings, she was always sharing her special purchases with anyone who needed them. It brought her great joy to share with others and she did in many ways. This lady was always dressed to a tee and no one would have known that she was such an expert in consumer purchasing. She also knitted and sewed, giving away the useful dishcloths and rice bags when someone visited. Lois also gave rice bags to the nurses that provided care at the Hospice home continuing on with her giving spirit. While my daughter Krista, my son Luke and I were visiting Lois the week before she passed, she told us days before she came to the Hospice home, she had baked some of her favorite cakes and put them in the freezer to be used at a church function. The frozen cakes were then served at the gathering following her funeral. What a unique way to continue sharing with your friends and family! She also shared her famous Apple Cake recipe from memory with us that evening. I got her permission to share with Yadkin Valley Magazine readers the recipe and the picture of her and Mary Jane. This magazine was one of her favorites and she was happy to share with its readers. Lois Gray gave the example of how to live and die with a gracious, positive, loving attitude that brought joy in abundance to everyone she met. She was ready to meet her Maker with great faith and ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

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didn’t want to be a burden to her family. She told me that my dad and her brother, Wayne, always said that I was like her. We knew what we wanted-— we may not always get it, but we knew what we wanted. What a great example of a gracious lady for me to follow!

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Share-A-Home written by Rebecca Swaim

Getting ready for the Share A Home Christmas party. As with most homes in Boonville, Thanksgiving left-overs are securely packed and the Christmas boxes are slowly making their way out of storage. This scene is no different on 2800 Woodruff Road. The beautiful two story brick home is filling with excitement and joy for the upcoming season. For some this may be their first year experiencing Christmas at the Share-A-Home, but for others who have been a part of this excitement, the anticipation can hardly be contained! If you or your loved one wants to be a part of this atmosphere and excitement, Share-A-Home may be the answer. Here you can experience the security and comfort of a loving home environment. Whether there is a need for assisted living or perhaps just a need for companionship, we welcome and encourage you to be a part of our loving family. Our non-profit facility has been a pillar in this community for over 30

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years. One reason this facility has been so successful is that the staff, director and board strive to create a “home away from home” for all who enter our doors. We offer private and semi-private suites. We want our residents to enjoy the carefree living without the responsibility of household chores such as cleaning, laundry, cooking and getting dressed. Speaking of cooking, our known reputation of having some of the most mouth-watering Southern homecooked meals complete with delicious desserts are raved about by residents, families and anyone who has been fortunate enough to have had a place at our table. We also offer daily snacks, one being an all-time favorite, the 6 O'clock Ice Cream treat. This wonderful home is nestled in the northern part of Yadkin County. It beautifully landscaped, with well-manicured lawns, beautiful flowers, birds of every species and a beautiful lake in the

If you are interested in knowing more about this wonderful “home away from home”, please contact our director, Sue Hudson. Share-A-Home phone: 336-367-5420 email: shareahome@centrylink.com website: shareahome.wixsite.com/shareahome

back. Residents can sit on the back patio to watch ducks and other waterfowl, or sit in the large covered front porch to catch the evening sunsets. The long drive into the home makes a smooth level path for those who care to take short walks or perhaps just sit in the beautiful gazebo and admire the nearby mountain ranges. Inside in the common area is where residents can enjoy conversation, laughter or just watch a favorite TV program. Family and friends are so important to the Share-A-Home, they are welcomed at any time. It may be to drop in for coffee or a brief check on your loved one or an afternoon visit, you are always welcome! The surrounding community is very supportive of the Share-A-Home. Community churches volunteer church services, bible studies, music and monthly bingo. Neighbors share fresh garden vegetables as well as dropping by just to socialize.


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Help Kids Eat Right Over the Holidays Courtesy of Carmen Long, Extension Agent, Surry and Alleghany counties Just when kids are settled into the school routine with studies and sports, we have two major holidays jam packed with desserts, candy and more desserts! Ensure kids focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles within their family. A healthy lifestyle not only helps our children grow and feel great, it makes it easier for them to learn and be successful in all they do. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. Teach your child while cutting, mixing and preparing meals. They will learn about food and may even be enticed to try new foods they helped prepare for the meal. Make an effort to sit down as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day’s experiences with one another. Research indicates that those families who eat together have a stronger bond and children have higher self-confidence and perform better in school. You can help your kids form positive healthy habits by setting a good example. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, choose lower-sodium options and

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make at least half the grains your family eats whole grains. For beverages, choose water over sugary drinks and opt for fat-free or low-fat milk. Aside from being a great way to spend time together, regular physical activity is vital to strengthen muscle and bones, promote a healthy body weight, support learning, develop social skills and build self-esteem. Kids are encouraged to be active for 60 minutes daily. You are challenged if your child is a picky eater. Experts say a conversation can help to find out what they like. Teach them about the foods they need for their growing bodies and find ways to make sure they have the knowledge and ability to eat healthy and tasty foods at every meal. Moderation is the key thought when it comes to the sugars of the holidays. Keep the line of communication open and work together to let them sample but not overindulge. For more healthful eating tips, recipes, and videos visit www.KidsEatRight.org

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The roads in our counties are used for more than just driving motor vehicles. As we all know, many of our roads are used by people for recreation such as biking and running. The roads in our area of the state, and even the county for that matter, are beautiful, with long straightaways and sweeping curves, not to mention the views! This means drivers, bikers and runners all have the right to use the same roads and share the same space. According to their website, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for keeping people safe on America’s roadways. This includes people using all types of transportation such as cars, buses, vans and motorcycles. But they also address the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians. On their Pedestrian Safety page, NHTSA mentions “Pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2015, totaling 5,376 deaths.” This is up from 4,884 the year before. And in regards to cyclists, their website states, “Bicyclists accounted for 2% of all traffic deaths and 2% of all crash-related injuries in 2014.” How can we work as a community to keep these at-risk groups safe as they are using the roads along with motor vehicles? What are some things all parties can do to make the roads a safer place to drive, bike and run? The U. S. Department of Transportation has started the “Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative.” This initiative’s goal is to encourage local communities to assess biking and pedestrian safety in their area in an effort to lower accidents and fatalities. And NHTSA has tips for drivers when sharing the road. They give specific things to remember when encountering a pedestrian: • Be aware that you can encounter a pedestrian any place or any time, keep your eyes out for them! • Stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, even if it’s not marked. • Be mindful of slowed or stopped cars; they could be stopping or slowing down for a pedestrian so be careful when passing. • If you see a pedestrian, do not assume they will act predictably; be alert! • Drive in front of other people’s homes how you would like people to drive in front of yours. They also point out that motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians have the same right to the road as cars and trucks, but are much more vulnerable because they are not protected by a vehicle. There is also guidance for runners who run on roadways. Runner’s World has the following suggestions and recommendations when running on the road. • Do not assume the driver sees you. They actually recommend you act as if they don’t. • Runners should follow all signs and traffic lights as vehicular traffic does. • Run against traffic, giving at least three feet between you and the passing vehicle, wear bright colored clothing and something with reflection. • Road runners should be ready to jump onto the shoulder or sidewalk to avoid a vehicle should use hand signals to indicate turns and movement. • They should run with identifying information and a phone. • Overall, the runner must stay alert. This includes running with only one ear bud in, keeping their head up, and looking out for driveways, distracted drivers, high traffic areas, and other potential dangerous situations.

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The website Bicycling.com has similar suggestions for bikers riding in a rural area. These also include making the assumption the driver cannot see you. This helps put the cyclist on the defense and ready to react. Riders should look behind them frequently. This helps them see any driver coming around them, which may then turn right, in front of the biker, causing an accident. Check oncoming traffic also. Someone could be passing ahead and not checking what’s in the opposite lane. Avoid riding into the sunset. This makes it harder for motorist to see you. If a pause is needed, it’s recommend that they are in high visibility areas. It’s best for bikers and motorist if cyclist ride single file. Cyclist should also use hand signals to indicate turns. Cyclist should be wearing helmets and any distracted driving, by either the cyclist or the driver, is unacceptable. Vehicles should pass cyclist slowly, giving a wide berth. Many states have a 3 feet rule for passing cyclist. This is a good suggestion for passing runners as well. Other tips include eye contact between the driver and the runner or cyclist and to maintain the “two second” rule for distancing yourself. Everyone has a right to the road. Cycling and running are great workouts to keep chronic disease at bay. We want to encourage our neighbors in their efforts to train, push themselves and to be physical active. Let’s all work to make sure they make it through their workout safely. All parties are responsible, so make sure you are being safe whether you are the driver or the athlete.

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48th Annual Davie Craft Show The 48th annual 3-day Davie Craft Association's Craft Village will open its event on Thursday, November 9 from 5p to 8p in the B.C. Brock Gymnasium, 622 N. Main St., Mocksville. Enjoy shopping with over 50 artisans both new and old event friends featuring traditional, contemporary and unique handmade items from members of the Davie Craft Association. The Craft Village will include photography, fused glass, florals, crocheted, felted and knitted wearables, soaps, holiday ornaments and home dĂŠcor, jewelry, baskets, woodworking, painting, pottery and much more! Members of the Davie Craft Association represent multiple area counties such as Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Iredell, Surry, Rowan, Stokes and Yadkin. Nothing tops a quality handmade item by talented local artists whether its for a gift or a present for yourself. By shopping locally you are helping to support an individual artist as well as the local economy. Have a sweet tooth or need a tasty, homemade gift for someone special for the holidays? Don't find yourself chained to your kitchen when you can purchase from a delicious array of homemade goodies such as cookies, pies, breads and cakes. Friday, November 10, hours are 9a to 8p and Saturday, November 11, hours run 9a to 4p. Admission is $1 for adults and kids over 12. KABOBS, will be serving food during all show hours. A portion of the proceeds also benefit local charities. www.daviecraftassociation.com

The Columbiettes will be hosting a huge used Book Sale and Bake Sale in the Family Center at Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 4820 Kinnamon Road in Clemmons on Friday, November 3 from 4 to 7p and Saturday, November 4 from 8 to 1p. Proceeds will benefit charities. For questions: JOANSCHLICHER@msn.com Carole Williams invites you to Talley’s Flower Shop, 322 South Main Street in King for Christmas Open House. Friday November 3, 9-7 and Saturday, November 4, 9-3. Refreshments, Door prizes, every customer receives a free gift. The floral showroom will be overflowing with decorating ideas. 336-983-9265.

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Christmas Parades WILKES COUNTY Wilkes County Christmas Parade, December 2. Starts at 3 in the afternoon. This year’s theme is “Christmas Past, Christmas Future.” Wilkes Chamber of Commerce advices you head to 6th Street early! DAVIE COUNTY November 18 is the Hometown Christmas Parade at noon In downtown Historic Mocksville. Look for the Bed Race entrants! This year’s theme is “It’s a 50s Christmas.” The Advance Fire Department produces a super family parade on December 9 from 10 to noon. FORSYTH COUNTY Winston-Salem Jaycees' 27th Holiday Parade runs from 5 to 6:30p on December 2. It ends at Corpening Plaza for a Tree Lighting. Walkertown’s Christmas Parade is on December 2 at 1p. Lewisville Civic Club Christmas Parade organizers goes all out with holiday floats, drill teams, marching bands and a most gorgeous Santa on December 10 at 3p. Kernersville Christmas Parade is December 3 at 2:30p. Rural Hall will also celebrate with a Christmas parade on December 3 at 2:30p. YADKIN COUNTY The Twilight Christmas Parade, complete with Santa & Mrs. Claus, will travel this year from Woodruff Rd. to Boonville Elementary School on December 2.

Here Comes Santa Claus in the Mount Airy Christmas Parade! photo by Cindy Martin

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Yadkinville Fire Department will host a Christmas parade on December 2 at 10a featuring band music and Mr. & Mrs. Claus. SURRY COUNTY Get ready for lots of glam and excitement with Mount Airy’s huge Christmas Parade filled with an abundance of holiday decorated floats cruising up Main Street. Action begins at on November 25 at 9a. Sunday December 10th marks the Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade from 3 to 5 with marching bands and over 100 participating groups. Vicki Roberts is in charge: vkroberts@embarqmail.com

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Dobson’s Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Dobson Lions Club on Saturday, December 2. Lineup starts at 1 and parade starts at 1 with marching bands and Santa! 336-356-4193. Pilot Mountain’s Christmas Parade has marching bands and is followed by hot chocolate from the P.M. Civic Club STOKES COUNTY King has an afternoon parade starting at 2p on December 2. Walnut Cove’s parade is on December 9 at 2p. Always the second Saturday in December. Guaranteed to be a huge 2-hour parade with lots of floats and candy galore. Santa will bring up the end of the parade and multiple vendors will be in town for food and drinks.

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ROWAN COUNTY The 58th Holiday Caravan Parade called the "Loveliest and Liveliest" holiday parade, Wednesday, November 22 at 2p in Spencer and 3p in Salisbury. China Grove/Landis share the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade, Tuesday November 21 in Landis at 3p; China Grove at 4p. Cleveland Lions Club has its 40th yuletide parade on Saturday, December 2 at 2p.

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Trinity United Methodist Church,725 W. Dalton Rd., King NC will host a bazaar, Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8AM-11AM. Breakfast will include sausage and country ham biscuits, fried apple pies and sugar cake. Chicken pies, baked and canned goods, crafts and Christmas reruns will be featured. Tickets will be available for a quilt to be given away. Come join us! For more information, contact the church office, 336 983-5405.

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Come have a free tour of the greenhouses at Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse at 1088 W. Dalton Rd. in King, NC and get a preview of the poinsettias on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00. We will show and explain the innovations that help us grow better plants while conserving water and energy. See the poinsettias and other plants we are growing for Christmas. They will be ready for purchase and can be custom wrapped. Orders for churches and businesses are due. 336-983-4107. www.mnandg.com. November 16 Teacher Workday Camp 10-5, Perfect for K-5 students at Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy City Schools and Surry County Schools. $20/Members; $25/Non-Members. Each day includes crafts activities, games and a snack. Please pack a bag lunch. For more information and to register, contact Sonya Laney at sjlaney@northcarolinamuseum.org or 336-786-4478, ext 228.

November 25, 5:30p at the East Bend Fire Department for a devotion, tree lighting and caroling plus free chicken stew/crackers, pintos/cornbread, donated homemade desserts, Santa (bring your camera!) door prizes, bin for hopefully collecting BUNCHES OF non-perishables for Christian Ministry. Admission is free. BYO BOWL AND SPOON! For more information call: 336-699-5100. ya dki n va l l e yw ee ke nds .com

Artist, June Rollins is offering a 2018 Art Calendar of selected paintings created in 2017. See the 12 images for each month and order at www.junerollins.com. $18 per calendar includes free shipping. Also available are assorted note cards and originals.

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New Exhibit Pedal Power: The Art and History of the Pedal Car Pedal cars are one of the clearest examples of American’s fascination with and love for the automobile. From the very earliest days of the automobile industry, through the post WWII boom years and into the muscle era of the 1960s, pedal cars were among the most highly sought after toys for kids in a country that was embracing the car culture on the heels of rapid industrialization. This exhibit explores the concurrent development, history and artistry of this iconic American toy. Pedal Cars will be on exhibit through January 3.

Pedal Car Raffle: To go along with the Pedal Car exhibit the Museum is raffling a new reproduction pedal firetruck. Tickets are $5 and the drawing will be held December 15, just in time for the holidays. December 2, Parade of Trees at Museum of Regional History with free admission that day

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Elkin Community Chorus Christmas Concert for two performances at 4 and 7p, admission is free to the Elkin First United Methodist Church in Elkin.

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Santa will be taking your Christmas lists at Melody Square. And what a night it is. The air simply is on fire with excitement and lights sparkle everywhere. For over 20 years, Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership has opened the night with fun, food and shopping for a wonderful community event...admission is free. Everything runs from 6 to 9 and starts at Melody Square and meanders down Main and into 9th and 10th streets. Enjoy live Americana music by the “Holiday Bell Tones” on 10th Street along with lots of craft and civic groups. Performers with a mixture of dance styles will entertain you on 9th Street. Reindeer Village is sponsored by the Wilkes Art Gallery from 6 to 8 for children’s holiday crafts and a really impressive gift shop. For the third year, a live Nativity Scene is staged on the Brushy Mountain Ruritan’s Park site, just off Main Street. Church groups will be on hand with goodies such as steaming hot soup and homemade apple pies. You’ll find hot cocoa at several spots along the route. Enjoy the unique sound of two groups of bell ringers inside Melody Square and on Main Street along with carolers, train rides, hay rides. The Peoples’ Choice Award invites your votes for the winner of the magical window displays on the store fronts.

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What a great celebration bringing Wilkes County folks to historic downtown Wilkes and let’s not forget a visit with Santa inside Melody Square.

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Open House at Black Cat Railroad Station on November 11th and December 9th. Huge Model Railroad HO Scale with more than 10 trains running at once. Also two layouts for the tykes to run themselves. Hours are from 10 am til 2:00 PM at the Club: 800 Elizabeth Street, North Wilkesboro, 28659. No admission charge however donations greatly appreciated to help defray costs of operations as we are a non-profit Org. (501-C3). Come have fun with the Trains! The Surry County Historical Society is hosting a Christmas of the day Saturday, December 2 , 11 to 5 and Sunday, December 3, 1 to 5. The event will feature a 1820s Christmas with decorations and food reflecting that time period at the Edwards Franklin House in Lowgap. Admission is free.

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Poinsettia Open House Mark your calendars for our Poinsettia Open House at Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse at 1088 W. Dalton Rd. in King, NC. It will be Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 12:30 to 4:30. We are one of two commercial greenhouses in the state to hold poinsettia trials. The information gathered each year helps the national poinsettia breeders decide which poinsettias they will release to the market next year. We are growing over 10,000 in 80 different varieties this year. You will enjoy seeing new varieties, voting on your favorites, and free refreshments. 336-983-4107. www.mnandg.com. ya dki n va l l e y w ee ke nds . com

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The Morgan couple, reenactors, portray the Fulton couple, Wilson and Polly, as they read to guests. The Stokes County Historical Society Museum of Regional History’s Christmas Open House is part of Historic Danbury’s Christmas celebration on Sunday, December 3rd. The Open House runs from 2 to 5 at 403 Main Street, Danbury with circa 1855 decorations and special guests. Gary and Karen Chandler are Colonial reenactors presenting: a special historical reading about Col. Jack and Nancy Shipp Martin by Karen and a long rifle display and discussion by Colonial weapons expert Gary. Kyle A. Berrier, local author and historian will be on hand to talk about descending from the first settler in the Townfork Settlement. Berrier’s work preserves and honors local history and heritage.

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The Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association, Inc., will host its Annual Small Town Christmas Saturday, December 2. Gather your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of holiday activities in downtown Boonville. Begin by shopping local at Boonville’s downtown businesses as you listen to holiday music. Grab a cup of hot chocolate! From 2 to 5 see Santa. Have pictures made by the Christmas tree. Then get ready for the Reindeer Dash at 4:30—an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots is all you need to enter the race. Dress up in your favorite holiday attire to win the prize for best holiday costume in the race. (For more information about the Reindeer Dash, contact Shari Allen: 336-631-9708). After the Reindeer Dash, the twilight parade will begin at Woodruff Road and travel down Main Street ending at the former school on River Road. All parade participants should meet at Woodruff Road by 3:30. (For more information contact Sarah: 336-367-7941. www.boonvillenc.com

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A Gift from My Grandparents they created was magical. For sixteen years, Christmas Eve was exactly the same. Nothing ever changed—not the food, decorations, or even the carols. But after that sixteenth Christmas, change came and it came without warning. On January 10, 1987, grandpa suffered a heart attack and died. Grandma came to live with my family and her house was later sold. Although grandma was still with us, my heart longed for the Christmas I once knew. I needed to walk into my grandparent’s house, to taste food from their stove, to see their decorations, and to hear carols played on their stereo. The routine of Christmas, and the feeling that came with it, was gone. Christmas wasn’t Christmas anymore and I did not look forward to it. Many years later, when I was grown and married, grandma joined grandpa in death. Only then did I comprehend the gift that she and grandpa had bequeathed me. For too many Christmases I mourned what had been lost and failed to see what had been gained. My grandparents, through their love and actions, gifted me joyous memories that can be recalled any day or in any season. Forever I will hear their welcoming voices, I will see the twinkling lights of their Christmas tree, I will feel their love, and I will taste that magnificent one-of-akind three-layer cake. Material gifts—like the ones I searched for in my youth—are soon forgotten, but the gift of love remains. Perhaps cliché, it is a sentiment that was best expressed by Dr. Seuss in the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In it he said, “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store…Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.” Thank you Grandma Levie and Grandpa Harvey for showing—and giving me—that “little bit more.” In memory of Levie Sarah Jane Smith Shelton (1908-2002) and Harvey Roy Shelton (1908-1987). yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


Good Health

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Robin Brock, D.V.M.

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Giving a Pet for the Holidays? Christmas Candies! The holiday season is here. It is time to put on your thinking caps to come up with the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Often the idea comes up of giving pets for Christmas. Who wouldn’t want a loving and adorable puppy or kitten? All young animals are cute. Just remember that with this particular gift, you are giving a gift that will keep on costing. When you give someone a gift that is alive, you give the responsibilities of feeding, training, grooming, and veterinary care just to name a few. All of these responsibilities will last long after Christmas is over. Before even considering a pet as a gift, you should consider whether or not the intended recipient is capable of meeting all of these responsibilities. While the cost of pet food may seem inconsequential to many, to others it represents one more dollar that they simply don’t have to spend. If you are giving a pet to someone with a limited income, you may put an additional strain on their budget. If you really want this person to have a pet, then you may have to commit to providing pet food periodically. If this is not something you can realistically commit to, then perhaps a better gift would be periodic visits to this person with your own pet. If the cost of food is not a problem for the recipient of your pet gift, then consider the other costs. There are many initial costs that are not recurring like food, but can still require a substantial commitment of funds. These costs include the initial vaccination series, spay/neuter and training costs. Some of these costs can be

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included in the gift, especially if several folks get together on the gift (i.e. one person provides the pet while others provide gift certificates for veterinary services, training or grooming). Another way to combine some of the costs with the pet is to provide the gift recipient with a gift certificate to adopt a pet from a Humane organization. Many adoptions include at least one set of vaccinations and the animal’s spay/neuter. Be aware that some organizations will require that the potential adopter be approved prior to authorizing a gift certificate for them. Another advantage of a gift certificate for an adoption is that if the gift recipient decides that they really don’t want a pet, then they could choose not to adopt the pet and let the adoption fee simply become a donation for the organization. This is a much better situation than someone getting an animal and then having to take it to a shelter because they really don’t want it. Some costs of pet ownership are ones we don’t like to think about. For

instance, the cost of replacing, cleaning or purchasing slip covers for the living room sofa when the pet chews, scratches or soils it, is one example. There is also the wood chewing, shoe chewing, furniture scratching, curtain climbing, etc. Most of us who love pets can overlook these little things as most of these annoying habits can either be trained out of the pet or outgrown as the pet ages. The question is will your pet gift recipient be willing to overlook these little things? If you are giving a pet to someone who has never had a pet, my best advice to you would be “don’t.” My next best advice would be to urge you to include educational materials about the pet with your gift. You might even want to give the book first and let your gift recipient read it before the pet arrives. Better yet, include the book with the Humane Society Adoption gift certificate and make sure the gift is given on a day when the Humane Society is closed. Having to wait to redeem the certificate will give your gift recipient time to read the book.

Then he or she can decide whether or not to go and pick out a pet and what type of pet to get. This person might decide on a different type of pet or a different age of pet than what you would have chosen for him/her. If you still want to provide a pet as a Christmas gift, just remember that you should think about what is best for the gift recipient and for the pet. This is not a toy to be played with until you are tired of it and then cast away. This is a living creature that has needs which must be met. The gift of a pet can be a wonderful gift. Don’t forget that it is also a gift that keeps on costing.

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PEANUT, the Pony written by Mindy Herman, Lead Animal Science Instructor Wilkes Community College When most people think back on their first pet, they probably think about a dog or cat. Possibly even something such as a hamster or guinea pig. However, for me, when I think back on my childhood my first pet was a pony named Peanut. While I did have dogs and cats growing up as a young child, Peanut is the childhood pet that holds the largest spot in my heart and occupies most of my childhood memories. The story of getting Peanut at a young age is quite a funny story, and to this day, Peanut resides on our family farm. I was fortunate to grow up with a permanent best friend, in the form of a twin sister. My sister, Jenna, and myself never wanted to sleep in our room when we were younger. My parents would wake up each morning to find us both asleep in their bedroom floor. My grandparents decided our love for horses could be used to “fix” this issue and told us if we would be “big girls” and sleep in our own room each night, that would mean we were “big enough” to have our own pony! Of course, this lead to us sleeping each night, all night, in our own room. The ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

prize for this was our first pony, Peanut! Needless to say, we were ecstatic and filled with joy. Seeing my dad lead Peanut off the trailer that day is still one of my fondest childhood memories and I can still remember the happiness I felt that day. Peanut was a palomino pony, and we loved him dearly. We would ride him double, together, and even spent countless hours giving anyone a ride on Peanut. Who knows what all stories he heard during his time spent as our companion. He was the favorite form of entertainment when friends would come over to visit, as they would beg for us to saddle Peanut and lead them around in the front yard. Every year he was the main attraction of all of our birthday parties and our parents would have to make kids stop playing with Peanut, just to come watch us blow out our candles! It wasn’t long after that when we were blessed with a little brother, Trey. Jenna and I would spend our afternoons leading Trey around and telling him how to be a “cowboy” and teaching him how to ride our pony, Peanut. Now as an agricultural educator, I look back and

realize this was my experience as a “teacher” and it was something I loved, even as a small child! Peanut is ever-present in all of our photo albums and even in most of our home videos. Peanut’s time in our family has proven to be valuable and many memories and moments of laughter have been had, riding upon his back. Now that Peanut is 27 years old, he is still living on the family farm and continues to be an important member of our family. My niece, Hattie, who is 2 years old, now gets to call Peanut her pony. He is still the star of the show, and entertains kids at Hattie’s birthday parties, and I cannot help but reminisce on my birthday parties when children would line up for my dad to give them rides on Peanut. There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing Hattie with Peanut and it makes me so happy to hear her say “C’mon Peanut” as she pulls on his lead rope. I know that when Hattie grows up, she too will look back on those memories of Peanut and of her childhood spent with him. No vember-December 2 017

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FOR-the-BIRDS! Christmas Gift

Dog gone it! She took the keys! ‘Tis the season for giving. This is fun and rewarding for you and your kids to think of God’s neatest creations struggling to survive winter. You will need... 1 pencil, sharp Box of sugar ice cream cones Pipe cleaner for each cone Table knife to spread peanut butter Creamy peanut butter Birdseed Take the sharp pencil to poke a hole in the narrow, pointed end of the cone. Twist a knot at one end of a pipe cleaner to be inside the cone; then weave it up through the cone out the punctured hole at the top. The knot will keep the pipe cleaner from slipping out of the cone. It becomes a hangar. Gently spread a hefty coating of peanut butter with the knife or (a soft spatula) all over the outside of the cone. Roll in birdseed; gently press seeds into peanut butter. Cones run small and are really fragile so work gently but firmly. Choose tree branches high enough to be out of reach of land predators and deep enough in the tree to discourage aerial predators...twist pipe cleaner around the branch. Pull out your binoculars and a spying chair for hours of great watching.

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Hitting the Holiday Roads with Fido Advance planning is one of the most important things you can do when traveling with your canine. Get your pet a checkup before going on a trip and make sure vaccinations are up to date. Take a record of the animal’s shots with you and any medications. Always keep the dog’s collar, well identified, on his neck. Lots of folks are investing in chips if, heaven forbid, there is an auto accident and your terrified pet runs away. To avoid an upset stomach on the journey, bring along your pet’s regular food, some bottled water and lots of breaks along the way. Consider a crate if you are road-tripping—best for you, the driver and your pet. Make sure it is large enough to allow your pet to stand, turn and lie down. Be sure it is strong, wellventilated and has a leakproof bottom. Label the crate in multiple places with a permanent marker, throw in a comfy mat, a prized toy and a commercial water bottle (which will take a tad of training prior to closing the car door!)

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Thanks for sharing your pet pics! Abigail, American Hero Dog for 2017 Abigail is a one-year-old pit mix from Florida and she has been named this year’s most courageous canine besting 187 other heroic entries. Found wandering the streets in Miami, her bloody wounds and infected condition caused vets to suspect she was a victim of dog fighting. Right now her story on Facebook, Bonnets for Abigail (because her bandages looked like a bonnet) has over 12,000 world-wide followers. Her story—her dreadful treatment and her recovery spotlights a dog’s ability to forgive and also the need to end dog fighting completely.

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Merry Christmas NOTE: Consult with your veterinarian right away, not only for your pets's sake but your LIVESTOCK about rabies vaccinations. State Veterinarian Doug Meckes reports, "This year we have seen five cases of rabies in livestock (usually it's five cases for the entire year!) Horses, cattle and goats are naturally curious animals, which puts them at risk for a bite from a rabid animal that comes into their pasture." Call your local large animal Extension agent and your vet for details on infected symptoms, incubation requirements and a list of ways to discourage wildlife from your area. ya dki n va l l e yma gaz ine.com

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Santa Paws at Dero's

Bring your pets or your children to meet Santa Paws at Dero's in Clemmons on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am - 2pm. A framed photo of your pet with Santa is $10 and all the proceeds help homeless pets find “fuehrer” families in time for the holidays. Photo opportunities with the Clydesdale horses will be available as well. Santa Paws helps the Humane Society of Davie County find forever homes for abandoned pets. Since their partnership with Davie County Animal Services in July, HSDC has found forever homes for over 200 dogs and cats. Euthanasia rates in Davie County have been cut in half. By supporting events like Santa Paws, HSDC can help even more pets in 2018. For more information about Santa Paws and the Humane Society of Davie County go to www.davienchumane.org or search HSDC on Facebook.

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MOCK TIRE COUNTRY CLUB

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What IS That?

collectors Vintage Glass Christmas Ornaments: Making Collections Part of Your Holiday Traditions

By Miranda N. Burgin

In the last issue...

here’s a better look...

Our What is That was a Flashlight. Many of you including, Holly Leatherman identified it as a bullet style from the 1930s. Lots of you said it was a Ray-O-Vac Brand. Most of the memories shared recall fathers and grandfathers using this item. Pat McCoy knew it used “D” batteries and Don Sloan knew it used two batteries. The first correct draw from the hat, September/October winners are Jean Adams, a Mount Airy reader, for $100. Loretta Parsons of North Wilkesboro and David Robinette of Hamptonville are winners of Gift Certificates from Yadkin Valley General Store in downtown Elkin. This is a beautiful piece and while we’ve done a lot of research on it, we haven’t found another flashlight exactly like it. There are no markings or brand name on the light except under the switch that reads “Flash Steady.” The flashlight came from the attic of John’s uncle’s home in Hickory, along with several other flashlights and thermos bottles, all now displayed and cherished as treasures in John’s office here at the magazine. 122

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The holiday season brings with it many treasured traditions and cherished family memories. Christmas is the perfect time to display your favorite collections and make them a part of your family’s holiday festivities. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is collecting vintage glass ornaments from the 1940s and 1950s. I love the handcrafted details, the delicate hand painted floral motifs, and that irreplaceable beauty that can only come from the hands of time. Vintage glass Christmas ornaments make me feel as though I am living in one of those perfect black and white Christmas movies where all is calm and shiny bright! Among my favorite types of vintage glass ornaments are the handblown, hand painted, polish ornaments. These are very delicate pieces of glass that often feature elegant floral motifs, stars, or even village scenes. I also enjoy collecting teardrop shaped ornaments, glass bell shapes, ornaments that feature shimmering mica details, and ornaments with a snow effect known as “flocking.” The sheer variety of vintage glass ornaments available can be overwhelming. So, I like to collect pieces that feature similar color schemes. This helps give focus to my collection and also makes it easier to find ways to integrate vintage ornaments into my holiday home décor. I love to find new and innovative ways to decorate with vintage pieces. Here are a few of my favorite decorating tips and tricks: • Rather than hanging your ornaments on the tree, group them into an attractive bowl, apothecary jar, or vase for a unique holiday vignette. • Showcase single ornaments by using candlesticks or small vases as display stands. Simply turn the ornament upside down and carefully insert the cap end into the top of a candlestick or vase. •Use vintage glass ornaments as decorative package toppers in your holiday gift-wrapping. That way, the gift-wrap becomes a part of the present! Vintage glass ornaments are a popular yet affordable collectible. Basic solid color and some patterned glass ornaments can be found at antiques malls for as little as $2 each. Hand painted polish ornaments from the ‘40s and some shaped ornaments from the 50s can be purchased for between $4 and $10 each. Rare pieces and boxed lots of highly sought after ornaments can certainly fetch higher prices on online auction sites. It is important to note that the marketplace is flooded with reproductions. Be sure to examine ornaments carefully before buying. Seams down the sides, thin or plastic ornament caps, and paint finishes that just look too good to be true can be tell tale signs of reproduction glass ornaments. It is also important yad kin valley ma gaz ine.com


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to examine ornaments for damage. Some paint scratching, light discoloration, and small chips under the cap are normal signs of aging. However, be sure to carefully look under the cap to make sure that there isn’t too much chipping or breakage there as this can effect both value and your ability to hang the ornament. One of the best ways to start your collection is to search for basic pieces at yard sales, estate sales, and thrift stores and then branch out to by rare or ornate pieces from antiques malls. I have amassed my entire collection through careful, thrifty shopping and have never paid more than a few dollars for an ornament! With holly in your heart and a jingle in your step, set out on a mission to collect vintage glass Christmas ornaments this season. May your holiday be filled with the joy of collecting!

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The Business Section

Your Edward Jones Financial Advisor are, left to right: Paul Bunke, Doug Draughn, Tammy Joyce, Dale Draughn, Frank Beals, Barry Revis, Deanna Chilton, Christopher Funk

During Holidays, Be Extra Vigilant About Protecting Financial Data To help achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you should save and invest regularly. But that’s only part of the picture. You also need to protect your financial assets in various ways. One such method is guarding your personal information – especially any information that could be linked to your financial accounts. It’s obviously important to be vigilant at any time, but you need to be even more on your toes during the holiday season, when fraudsters are particularly active. So, to help keep your important data under wraps during the holidays, consider these suggestions: Extend your protection to all mobile devices. Identity thieves can now compromise your mobile devices by installing spyware that steals usernames, passwords and credit card information. Fortunately, you can fight back. By doing a little research online, you can find the best mobile security software for your needs.

Use multiple passwords. Online security specialists recommend that you use different passwords for each new online shopping site you visit during the holiday season. Although this might seem like a hassle, it can be helpful, because even if identity thieves were to grab one of your new passwords, they still couldn’t use it for other sites you may visit. And you can even find a free online program that can help you keep track of all your passwords. Be suspicious of “huge savings.” It happens every holiday season – identity thieves develop fake sites with attractive graphics and stunningly low prices on a variety of items, especially digital devices. If you fall for these pitches, you won’t get any merchandise, but you might get a handful of headaches once the bad guys have your credit card number and other personal information. To prevent this, be wary of any deal that sounds too good to be true, and do some digging on the websites that offer these mega-savings.

We welcome our new Edward Jones team members!

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Arron Misenheimer

Watch for fake shipping notices. During the holidays, when you may do a lot of online shopping, you will probably receive some legitimate shipping notices. But the bad guys have gotten pretty good at generating fake notices designed to resemble those from UPS, FedEx and even the U.S. Postal Service. If you were to click on the link provided by one of these bogus notices, you could either take on some malware or get taken to a “phishing” website created by the shipping notice forgers. Your best defense: Only shop with legitimate merchants and only use the tracking numbers given to you in the email you received immediately after making your purchases.

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Timber appraisals are free with no obligation. Contact our timber buyers for more information. Jimmy Bowlin 336-927-2020

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He Knows Your Name

Closing Devotions with Sandra Miller

“To hear the God who created everything speak my name had deep meaning for me. He knew my name. I was not some anonymous blob of humanity. I had a name and He was speaking it! As Jesus spoke my name, I sensed my value in His eyes. Jesus knows who I am. When Jesus spoke my name, it was as though I was the only person ever born.” These are words spoken by James D. Woodford, a Canadian and retired pilot, in his book Heaven: An Unexpected Journey. Whether or not you believe that people have actually left their bodies and experienced heaven only to be told they had to return, the fact remains: Your name means more to God than you can imagine! An angel appeared to Zacharias and told him his wife Elizabeth would have a son, and they should call him John. In Hebrew John means “God is gracious.” He was eventually referred to as John the Baptist, because it was he who baptized Jesus and announced, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29). Before His miraculous conception an angel appeared to Mary and assured her that she had found favor with God, and instructed her to name the son she would deliver “Jesus.” Yeshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus, meaning “salvation.” Christ means “anointed one.” In a dream Joseph was told the child would be called “Emmanuel,” meaning God with us. The Bible gives reference to the many names of God and they are significant to us today. For instance, “Abba, Father” is a New Testament name for God, which simply means “Daddy.” Those with no earthly dad should find solace in the fact God longs to fill that void. In Revelation Jesus said, “I am Alpha and Omega.” Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet, and Omega is the last. God’s Son should be revered as the First and the Last. Isaiah referred to God as “Ancient of Days.” Only God could tell in ancient times the things that were yet to come. Only He knows the day and hour that He will release His Son to gather the Church from this earth and the tribulation that will follow. Jesus was, and is, the promised “Messiah,” God in flesh, who humbled Himself and left the splendor of heaven to come and dwell among sinful humans and pay the sin-debt, so that we might have the choice of eternal life. What a price He paid! When I meditate upon Jesus, His humble beginning, eventual sacrifice, and glorious resurrection, I’m reminded that He is the “Lily of the Valley,” the “Bright and Morning Star.” He is the “Beautiful Rose of Sharon,” the “Savior” of my eternal, deplete and needful soul. That same Jesus will return to earth as “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah,” “King of kings and Lord of lords,” to rule the New Heaven and New Earth from His throne in Jerusalem for a thousand years, and eternity will have just begun. Space will not allow me to expound on the many names of “Jehovah God,” our “Creator” and “Heavenly Father,” but a study of His many names would certainly stretch one’s faith. When Moses asked God who he should say sent him when he was petitioning Pharaoh to let God’s people go, God replied, “I AM THAT I AM.” That is why God is often referred to as “The Great I Am.” And should we exit here with angelic assistance by physical death, I hope you find it uplifting to know that when you stand before Him and look into those piercing and loving eyes, Jesus will know you by name. Quote is from Heaven: An Unexpected End, James D. Woodford and Dr. Thom Gardner, Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., pg. 128.

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Yadkin Valley Magazine November-December 2017  
Yadkin Valley Magazine November-December 2017  

Lifestyle magazine for Northwest North Carolina's Yadkin Valley Wine Region