Monthly Archives: November 2009

post-thanksgiving brunch.

On Friday the 27th shake off your hang-over, your turkey daze, and your winter blues by letting Local Harvest serve you up a turkey-free brunch.

We will open at 8am and serve our delicious and local brunch from 9am – 2pm, serving all our regular favorites, as well as a few seasonal treats.

Maybe it will be nice enough to sit on our patio!

See you then.



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A trip to Joy Stingers-and lovely candles

Joy and her beautiful pillar

When you meet Joy Stinger, you don’t forget it.  A bundle of energy,  amazing honey, and beautiful candles all from a woman who personifies German grandma. Don’t ask me to explain that, it just makes sense to  me.  Anyway, I was excited to get the chance to visit Joy at her home this week. My son got dragged along too, but lucky for him this meant the chance to see chickens, hold a rabbit, see fish, cats, and two dogs. It’s like a petting zoo and Santa’s workshop in Clayton, Missouri. 

The dog was licking the bunny...

I visited Joy to buy some of her beautiful candles for the holidays.  You’ll notice a photo of her pillars and one of her molds. The candles are amazing and many are made with antique molds. Joy also hand paints a lot of the candles which are made with beeswax and have the lovely aroma of honey.

Candle molds

In addition to candles, I was able to get a peek into Joy’s world. There is no shortage of animals to care for, candles to paint, molds to fill, eggs to gather…etc.  Seriously I don’t know how she does it all.

We have lots of her candles for sale at the store-tapers, pillars, pine cones, old-fashioned santas and small painted and unpainted ornaments.  As quickly as they are selling I think I’ll be heading back to Clayton very soon.

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Pumpkin Bread

From Truckey’s oven, this bread is moist, flavorful, and very autumnal.  All ingredients available at Local Harvest Grocery.


31/2 cups wheat flour (can mix with white if you’d like)

3 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

3 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cloves



4 eggs

fresh ginger (grate about 1 inch of ginger root)

2/3 cup water

1 can Organic Pumpkin (available at Local Harvest Grocery)

1 cup oil

Bake 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees.  Muffins would be about 20 minutes

I’m going to add fresh cranberries and maybe walnuts to mine. Yum.



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