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How do you like your pasta?

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Robin Colter


Bare Naked Noodles is a local business, making small batch pastas in many flavors.

After 25 years as a financial advisor Hoover, Alabama resident, Linda Croley, founder and owner of Bare Naked Noodles, started the business in 2011 with a mission of bringing fresh pasta using local ingredients to the Birmingham market. Bare Naked Noodles incorporates Hamm Farms produce, Stone Hollow Farms’ goat cheese, and Amelia's spiced pecans, along with local duck eggs and chicken eggs.

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alabama chanin jan walsh Alabama Chanin plants organic cottonseed and sews by hand. 

 By Jan Walsh 

Photography by Beau Gustafson 

As a young child I lived on my grandparents’ farm. Their cash crop was cotton. I picked cotton—only once—when I was five until my fingers bled and cotton balls covered the bottom of my potato sack—bigger than I was. I earned 10 cents for my efforts and decided cotton picking was not for me. There were easier ways to make a dime. But somebody had to do it. And my grandparents did. 



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McEwen and Sons make holiday meals healthy.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Robin Colter


Family holiday meals are the highlight of the year at my house. So I make them both healthy and delicious with McEwen and Sons certified organic products.

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Get a taste of my favorite olive oil.

By Jan Walsh


Welcome to Pure! This is a new monthly column featuring my favorite organic and non-GMO finds around the metro area. From locally made honey and hand made soaps, organic restaurant dishes, to extra virgin olive oils found locally, here I will share my favorites each month.

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