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Kentucky

Pies! And
Cobblers and
Cakes!

A little off the beaten path, but with
breakfast pastries, cookies, donuts,
cupcakes and more, we don't think
you'll be disappointed by a stop at this
bakery.

Boy, it's tough work having to research
pies and other baked goodies. Dessert for breakfast can also be called
"research," right? While you're exploring
the mountains, we recommend giving
these spots a try. Be sure to try the coconut cake...and the strawberry pie...and
the chocolate silk pie...well, you get the
idea. Life is short-eat that slice of pie!

Georgia
The Sweet Shoppe of the South
576 East Main St., Suite D, Blue Ridge
706-632-6886; thesweetsouth.com

The Bakery on Main
178 E Main St. , Morehead
606-783-0101; thebakeryonmain.com

North Carolina
Miss Angel's Heavenly Pies
153 N. Main St., Mt. Airy
336-786-1537
missangelsheavenlypiesinc.com
Old Europe Pastries
13 Broadway St., Asheville
828-255-5999; oldeuropepastries.com
Please turn to page 70.

We have it all for fall!
* Fine Dining
* Wineries
* Golfing
* Museums
* Arts & Crafts
* Specialty Shops
* and Trails Galore!

Front Royal

VIRGINIA
Where the Blue Ridge Mountains
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it in the oven to brown it up real good."
Johnson calculates that a sonker can
be made from scratch in less than 45
minutes, and that time even includes
the peeling of the peaches. Or, more often, the peeling of sweet potatoes. She
says sweet potato sonker is her favorite, and Surry County historian Marion
Venable agrees. "Sweet potatoes are the
queen of sonker," Venable tells us.
Venable interviewed members of
home demonstration clubs in the late
1970s and collected their recipes in a
booklet, first printed in 1980. My copy is
dated 2013, the year of the 34th Annual
Sonker Festival. The event continues to
be held, on the first Saturday in October
at the 1799 Edwards-Franklin House in
the western part of Surry County. The
first five recipes in the booklet are for
sweet potato sonker. Venable says most
of the contributors to the recipe collection are now deceased.
Mrs. C.L. Eads of Mount Airy put a
little vinegar in her sweet potato sonker.
Madge Gunnell of Ararat added cinnamon and nutmeg. Mrs. Gib Wolfe of


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017

Features
Romance, Reunions and Family Fun for Summe
Mountain Summer: A Photo Essay
When Asheville Took over the 1970s’ Paper Dress Fad
Bateaux along the James River
On the Appalachian Trail, the Easy Way
BBQ!
Departments
Letters / Worth a Click
Contributors
From the Editor
Mill Creek Stories
Creature Feature
Mountain Report
The Good Walk
Country Roads
Singing in the Garden
Festivals & Events
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Letters / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Contributors
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 14
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 18
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - The Good Walk
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Romance, Reunions and Family Fun for Summe
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Mountain Summer: A Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - When Asheville Took over the 1970s’ Paper Dress Fad
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 42
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Bateaux along the James River
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - On the Appalachian Trail, the Easy Way
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 48
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Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 50
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Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - BBQ!
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 60
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Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 67
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 68
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 69
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2017 - 70
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