Open the door and walk into the Spice & Tea Exchange on Haywood Street downtown Asheville. First the delicious fragrances will stop you: sweet, spicy, savory, all mouth-watering. Then the rich colors entice you further into the space where Jill and Bob Long have created a shop stocked with 80 culinary blends; herbal, green and black loose-leaf teas; flavored salts and sugars; even a whole pepper and paprika wall, including both Spanish and Hungarian varieties. And they’ve don
By Jane Grimshaw Many people consider massage to be the ultimate treat. It is an opportunity to indulge in a session of immense stimulation and satisfaction, which can help to soothe away a troubled day at the office, or help to blank out all your troubles. This is of course true, but there are many other benefits to be gained from massage – particularly when used on a regular basis. Massage has actually been around for thousands of years and has been used as a healing tool i
If you are of the opinion that food tastes better outside and that anything with chocolate is heaven, you are most likely a fan of s’mores. That sticky stack of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate has been a favorite of generations of campers. While there is nothing like a good old classic, consider these ways to take your s’mores game to the next level. Candy S’mores Give the traditional s’more a delicious twist. Instead of putting a piece of chocolate between the g
Your human family members can complain when they feel under the weather, but things get more complex for pets. Our furry friends aren’t just unable to tell us when they’re unwell; many cats and dogs actively hide their symptoms. It’s a coping mechanism that kept their wild ancestors safe during tough times, but it can cause real problems at home. You can help keep tabs on your pets’ health by learning about the most common ailments, their symptoms, and appropriate treatments.
Life insurance can be a difficult subject to approach, and it’s perhaps one of the most complicated areas of personal finance. However, at the most basic level, it’s not as complex as you might think. Most life insurance policies come in one of two main kinds, term life and whole life. What’s the difference? Term Life Insurance With term life insurance, your payments and coverage are limited to a certain period of time. This could be anywhere between ten and thirty years, or