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Day trip to Yadkin Valley wineries

Head to Central North Carolina for a get away day trip of wine and relaxation. Medaloni Cellars Yadkin Valley wineries, in the central region of North Carolina, are loaded with surprisingly decent dry white & red wines.  The sweet muscadine varietal is there but far from the predominate one.  You'll discover all sorts [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|LIBATIONS, MISCELLANEOUS, RESOURCES, What's Trending|0 Comments

The Perfect Easy Summer Salad

Who doesn't love an easy summer salad? This summer salad is great as a stand alone light meal or as a complement to any protein.  Full of texture, coolness & tang in every bite for a blast of flavor.  We created this for a team building cooking session a few summers ago and it is [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Grocery Store, Impressive and Easy, Recipes|0 Comments

Day tripping in downtown Raleigh

DTR (Downtown Raleigh) Get to downtown Raleigh and see all it has to offer. DTR Skyline Monday: Need coffee to jump start the day after an over indulgent weekend?  There are lots of choices.  BREW has a nice ease into the workweek vibe.  Then get your employees excited about their week ahead with [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|DTR, FARMERS MARKET, LIBATIONS, RESOURCES, Seasonal Produce|0 Comments

Choosing New Recipes

So many recipe choices, so little time. Sometimes you just need a change up from the same old recipes you've been working with or you may want to explore a new ingredient.  Whatever your mission is, there are many resources at your fingertips.  When choosing new recipes,  I adore browsing and searching through cookbooks.  Although, [...]

Fresh Herbs or Dried?

Is there a difference between fresh & dried herbs? You betcha. Fresh herbs add a wondrous flavor & color to any recipe while imparting freshness from the get go.  Whereas dried herbs are much more concentrated and stronger.  When substituting with fresh herbs, you'll need 2-3 times the amount called for in the recipe.  For [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|An Efficient Kitchen, FLAVORING, Grocery Store, Herbs, SUBSTITUTIONS|0 Comments

Never worked with an Artichoke?

Spring = Artichokes When you see a display of artichokes as you enter the produce section of your grocery, it must be late March or April!  THIS is when you want to buy, cook and eat artichokes.  See the purple on this one?  That's what you want to look for when picking one out, and [...]