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Leaning Ladder to welcome author and chef Patricia Moore-Pastides

Leaning Ladder to welcome author and chef Patricia Moore-Pastides

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Author and chef Patricia Moore-Pastides will join FoxTale Book Shoppe at neighboring merchant Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oils and Vinegars, where she will serve up a variety of samples from her cookbook, sure to enhance your Thanksgiving table.

For just $15, you’ll get a healthy sampling of dishes, a $5 coupon toward the purchase of the book and a $5 coupon that can be used at Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oil and Vinegar.

Take 87 ambrosial recipes designed for the needs and appetites of everyday cooks, leaven with delectable anecdotes about the Greek lifestyle, then pepper with revealing scientific insight, and the result is Greek Revival: Cooking for Life—an appetizing introduction to wonderful flavors and health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet.

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is excited to welcome restaurateur, author and Food Network star Jamie Deen to Woodstock on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

Jamie believes quality time in the kitchen with his family is an important part of life. Deen grew up cooking with his mother, the iconic Paula Deen, and his brother Bobby, and now shares that tradition with his own wife and kids. Even with his busy schedule hosting the Food Network’s “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen,” helping run the Deen family restaurants, and doing charitable work around the country, Jamie makes sure his family comes together at night to share a special meal.

Jamie’s heartfelt philosophy is at the core of his first solo cookbook, Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes (Kyle Books; September 2013).

Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest

Pike Nurseries to host Gardenfest

(WXIA) -- Now that fall is almost here, it's time to start thinking about seasonal gardening.

On Thursday, Sept. 26, all Pike Nurseries locations will hold a free Gardenfest event to prepare customers for the change in seasons.

Gardenfest festivities will include discounts on merchandise throughout the store, as well as free appetizers and wine samplings. Five percent of the event's proceeds will be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Find your nearest Pike Nursery at pikenursery.com.

Will Write for Food workshop comes to Woodstock

Will Write for Food workshop comes to Woodstock

FoxTale Book Shoppe will welcome Dianne Jacob, author of WILL WRITE FOR FOOD, The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir and More on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6pm for a unique workshop.

Porch Dogs photographer Nell Dickerson to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Porch Dogs photographer Nell Dickerson to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- When they’re not standing on bizarre things, dogs are contentedly resting on porches throughout the South. That’s what Nell Dickerson (GONE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC PLEA FOR PRESERVATION, 2011) features in this beautiful book about dogs and porches: Porch Dogs combines fine-art portraits of man's best friend with beautiful architectural documentation of the Southern porch. Dickerson will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Thursday, April 25th at 6pm!

Grow your own edibles: FREE seminar from Pike Nurseries

Grow your own edibles: FREE seminar from Pike Nurseries

ATLANTA -- Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh, homegrown herbs, fruits and vegetables to spruce up a meal. Not only do home-grown edibles taste better, but they can also save shoppers money at the grocery store.

On March 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., all Pike Nurseries locations will host a FREE seminar on growing delicious and fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at home.

This seminar will include step-by-step instructions to teach how to plant and care for home-grown edibles, which edible plants thrive in the Southeast and how to incorporate these plants into your landscape. Plus, attendees will learn about Pike Nurseries’ newest collection of berries, the Brazelberry Collection, which can be grown in small spaces or even in pots.