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Take MountainMade to your Tailgate

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Let our MountainMade food artisans liven up your next tailgate.  Food is central to a successful tailgate and MountainMade has food products that will keep fans coming back.  As the days get cooler, try one of our soup mixes such as West Virginia Bean Counter’s Eleven Bean Soup mix.  Simply add water and tomatoes, simmer and take to the game.  If you choose, add some ham.

Wings are always popular and, served with Gourmet Central’s Garlic Wing Sauce, will quickly disappear.

Dips and spreads satisfy the choosy snacker when served with chips, veggies or crackers.  Ordinary Evelyn offers several dip mixes including a South Western Dip mix.  Or try West Virginia Fruit & Berry’s Cherry Jalapeno Pepper jam served over cream cheese.

There are many more savory food products to choose from on our website.  If you have any special uses for one of our products, post it to our Facebook page.

MountainMade food products for your tailgate.

MountainMade food products for your tailgate.

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Amanda Beckman’s photographic perspective is very different from others.

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Amanda Beckman loves to capture images of ordinary things.

Amanda Beckman loves to capture images of ordinary things.

Photography is something that has always been a part of Amanda’s life.  She has no formal training, just a love of capturing images of ordinary things that people pass by or
take for granted.

She takes strictly digital images using a Canon Rebel XSi and uses Adobe photoshop as her digital darkroom.  While she takes both color and black and white pictures, she also enjoys blending the two.  Using Photoshop, she can strip the color from a photo and then return the color to the selected object to highlight it.  For example:  a photo of a flower in a field might fade into the background and be virtually unseen, but by color spotting it she can make it pop off the page.

Once she has the image, she and her Rhett custom matte the photos and design the frames to highlight the specific photo.  Many of her photographs currently on display at MountainMade are framed in barn wood.  “We’ve been blessed to get barn wood wherever we can.”

In 2008, she entered a photo contest held by her local news paper and one of her images was picked for the ‘Best Close-Up.’  Most recently she entered the annual juried Nancy Rodig Exhibit held at the Arts Centre in Berkeley County, where 4 of her pieces were chosen for display.

Amada juried with MountainMade last year and this is our first opportunity to feature her work in the Gallery.

MountainMade now located at Cafe Cimino in Sutton, WV.

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Tim and Melody Urbanic at Cafe Cimino

Tim and Melody Urbanic at Cafe Cimino

MountainMade has another home and it’s right in the center of West Virginia.  Café Cimino Country Inn in Sutton is now featuring the fine arts and crafts of some of West Virginia’s best artists. Now, when shopping for MountainMade artisan gifts, one can also enjoy their “new digs”.

Café Cimino Country Inn offers 10 elegant guest rooms in an exquisite Colonial Revival Estate, circa 1898. Gracefully situated on the Elk River, the Inn affords discriminating guests casual elegance and a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere for their getaway. Guests of the Inn also enjoy spa services and recreation on the Elk River and Sutton Lake. The grounds are spacious and inviting, offering several little “nooks and crannies” where you can relax and talk, read, enjoy a meal or just “be“.

Café Cimino Country Inn’s restaurant is a leader in West Virginia’s “Farm to Table” and the “Slow Food” Movement. As in Italy, dining at Cimino’s allows one to enjoy the whole experience and linger for hours with friends and family. The Inn features fresh food grown on the family farm and by local growers. The chefs at the Inn have been trained by Executive Chef Tim Urbanic, an old world chef, whose reverence for food and of the dining experience has made this property one of West Virginia’s premiere destinations.

The Urbanics say that the addition of MountainMade to the Inn’s amenities is a “perfect fit” since both businesses’ share the same clientèle.  ”I think that our demographic/target markets are the same people; ones that know, appreciate and demand quality in whatever they do in life”, adds Melody.

Melody Urbanic
Chef Tim Urbanic

Café Cimino Country Inn

Celebrate Leaf Peepers Festival With MountainMade

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This photo of blazing fall foliage at Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in Tucker County, is one of many available online from MountainMade photographer Ed Rehbein.

This photo of blazing fall foliage at Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in Tucker County, is one of many available online from MountainMade photographer Ed Rehbein.

The leaves are beginning to display their autumn colors just in time for the Leaf Peepers Festival, September 24-26.

This year marks the 22nd year for this exciting community event. Every year MountainMade works with the Alpine Festival, the Tucker Community Foundation, and the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the events that our visitors from near and far enjoy.

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Natural Beeswax Candles From MountainMade

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MountainMade offers a variety of natural, handmade candles.

MountainMade offers a variety of natural, handmade candles.

MountainMade began making beeswax candles in 2005. We had a full-time candle-maker who perfected the craft. She created an amazing stock of inventory. Traditional tapers, votives, pillars and jar candles are available as well as signature candles like our River Rocks and Candle “Sticks” and Log Pillars.

Beeswax burns cleaner and longer than traditional paraffin candles. It will burn in a pool and drip less, a great plus for any candle lover. Better yet, no overwhelming fragrance. Beeswax emits a natural honeycomb fragrance all its own. We also add balsam fir and cranberry scents to some of the candles we create.

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