Month: September 2021

Fall Reflection

The air has lost its denseness and now there’s a particular crispness to the afternoon breezes. The sun angle has gotten lower and the light has turned slightly golden; these are all signs that autumn is here. In the wellness world, autumn is the perfect time to cleanse your home, body, and life. As with […]

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Boone Homes Breaks Ground in Little Meadows at Chickahominy Falls

Boone Homes has broken ground on the first homes in Little Meadows at Chickahominy Falls, the newest section in the highly sought after 55+ Active Adult Agri-community in Hanover, Va. Tucked away in the back of the neighborhood are 29 home sites that will soon be filled with luxury custom homes lined with trees and […]

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Benefits of Eating and Sharing Meals with Community

While last year felt like the universe may have hit the pause button in most of our lives, this year things seem to feel like they’re back in full motion. This means that most of us are experiencing an increase in the hustle and the bustle, a decrease in time spent with loved ones, and […]

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The Joy of Cooking in Chickahominy Falls

At Chickahominy Falls in Hanover County Virginia, the cooking club is off to a fast start!  And why not with Woodside Farms, a 10 acre-professionally managed farm, at the heart and soul of the community. Residents with a keen interest in cooking and healthy living have come together to not only fine tune their talents and […]

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Multi-Sensory Eating

Did you know that we begin to digest our food before the first bite ever even touches our lips? Using our senses to cook and eat our meals triggers an enzymatic response in our bodies to get ready to eat. This means that our bodies use our food more efficiently as fuel as well as […]

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Virginia Farm Flavors: Burgess Buttercup Squash

Have you met the Burgess Buttercup squash yet? If you haven’t, you should. With a beautiful blend of flavors reminiscent of a blend between pumpkin and sweet potatoes, the Burgess Buttercup was carefully bred for its long storage, delicious chestnutty flavor, and perfect size (about 3.5 pounds; the perfect size to feed your family). Buttercup […]

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Living with Nature: Virginia Native Plants

Barley Woods is a special place to live for many reasons. Not only for the homeowners but for Virginia native plants and creatures. Boxwell Glade, Barley Woods own “wild” spot, is a wonderfully preserved natural area with woodland trails, a stream, and sitting areas.  Recently Penny,  a homeowner, took a group on a nature walk and shared […]

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Switching to a More Plant Based Diet

Over the last several months, it seems as though the topic of health and healthy lifestyles has become an increasing consideration for many people. Being in the nutrition world, I pretty much always have my mind on topics of health (regardless of whether or not I follow my own advice sometimes). So when most of […]

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