A few weekends ago we went on a long hike up the creek. The Deer Hunter wanted to show Chitter where the creek fed out from the Ad Roberson Cove. Things had changed since the last time he was there and the view wasn’t as impressive as he remembered it. The Ivies and Laurel had choked the area off till it was hard to see where the creek actually flowed in. He said it used to be one of his favorite places and he’d always stop and look back at the creek coming out of the cove as he headed on up to hunt.
Since we were in the vicinity The Deer Hunter said he wanted to show us one of the biggest Hickory trees he’d ever seen. As you can see from the photo it’s a dandy.
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As you might have figured there was some silliness from the girls on the trip—you can see some of it in the video above.
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, August 23 – Saturday, August 29, 2020
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley
Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.
Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.