In late September, Heather Reamy opened a little drive-up bakery on an alley in downtown Canton. Despite the offbeat location, Little Flour Baking Co. was an instant hit. On many days, Reamy sells out her entire inventory of muffins, scones, éclairs, cookies, danishes, brownies, cupcakes and other sweet temptations in an ever-rotating array of flavors.
The holidays are over, and if your refrigerator looks anything like mine, you probably have at least one extra block of cream cheese, too many eggs and a few mismatched bottles of craft beer. Great news—I found a recipe for you and your leftovers. This month’s Test Kitchen adventure is pumpkin beer pretzels with chipotle queso, courtesy of Instagram sensation Half Baked Harvest.
During last year’s lockdown, I walked a lot of miles—like, a lot—on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. And on days when I would get really hungry during my hike, I would gaze longingly at Bocca Grande Italian Steakhouse as I re-entered Jackson Township and I would remember all the times I had heard how delicious the food was.
Looking for fine wine? Look no further than Avenue Wine Shop in Canton. The shop offers all kinds of wine, specialty beers, premium cigars and wine and beer making supplies. Grab a bottle of red for yourself and some white for a friend.
In a culture where people eat and drink practically on the run, making and drinking tea is a way to slow down, say the owners of a unique shop on the shores of Lake Cable. Terry Gabet and Kurt Gibbons are co-owners of the Ohio Tea Company at 5569 Fulton Drive NW.
Mike Sturdivant quickly learned that he doesn’t do quarantine well. The 2001 McKinley High School graduate is used to be being busy. For six years, he was the regional manager for Hattie Larlham and served as the nonprofit’s representative on the executive boards of several community organizations, including Compassion Delivered Inc., Gigi’s Playhouse, Love the Children’s Ministry and P.A.L. Mission.
Singing bowls, gongs and chimes are placed and played on and around the body, bringing the participant into an introspective, spiritual state of being. Soulful Sounds Vibrational Sound Therapy, in Canton, offers group and private sound baths.
Each month, our staff shares their favorite “picks” of the month, whether they be TV shows, movies, books, podcasts, recent events, recipes they’ve tried, dishes from restaurants, places they’ve visited or a mix of a few.