Author Archives: Samantha Thomas-Bush

About Samantha Thomas-Bush

Happy Appalachy is a philosophy and a lifestyle of being happy where you are. It's about appreciating the small things and enjoying our culture, including our food culture. You can read more of my blog posts at

Memories of the Pawpaws and an Autumn Apple Crisp

For me, this has been one of those perfect fall weekends where you don’t have to go anywhere.  You don’t have to do anything.  But there’s just enough of a chill in the air to make the cat curl up … Continue reading

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Local Food Scene on The Big Island of Hawaii

I recently had the good fortune to visit the Big Island of Hawaii.  The thing about that place– besides being idyllic, having fantastic weather, and being perfectly calming — it has a lot of great food. There are farmers’ markets … Continue reading

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Kale Chips, How I Love Thee

Hello out there, Wild Rampians!  (I don’t know that we have a name for those of us who patronize the Wild Ramp, but Rampians has a very regal tone to it, so I think we’ll go with it for now.) … Continue reading

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