When Duncan and I moved to Asheville from Georgia (by way of Boston) in 2001, we didn’t move here for the mountains, although they are lovely. We didn’t move here for the food, and we didn’t move here for the weather (though that was a big plus, too). We moved to Asheville because of the community we felt that we could build with others here.
Update! Our 4th Birthday party was a smashing success! Many, many thanks to everyone that made it possible: Troy and Sons, French Broad Food Coop, Heinzelmaanchen Brewery, Peter Parpan, DJ’s Champale and Abu Dissarray, Glo Babcock, the neighborhood businesses who donated to the raffle, Carrie-Welles Craven, and of course, Duncan, Jasper, Lucy, Hannah, Alexandra, Joel, Douggles, Dan, and Jess! We raised over $900 for the garden program at Hall Fletcher Elementary. Happy Mardi Gras, 2013 y’all!
This year, we’re having lots of fun playing with our all-natural colors for Halloween cakes and cupcakes. We can render ghosts, vampire bites, spiderwebs, frankensteins, mummies, spiders, black cats, jack-o-lanterns on any of your cakes or cupcakes, and there are rumors of a Bella Lugosi Gateau by Lucy! Just let us know at least 48 hours in advance, or drop by the Cake Shop and see what’s in the case!
Here’s some examples:
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry. -William Butler Yeats, “Anima Hominis,” Essays (1924)