It is the end of the summer season and peppers, sweet and spicy, are in abundance. What better way to celebrate the diversity of the pepper then with a Pepper Festival at Briar Chapel? Best of all, the proceeds benefit Abundance NC, a nonprofit committed to sustainable fuels and local agriculture. What is Pepper Fest? “Abundance North Carolina presents The Ninth Annual Amazing Pepper Festival, Sunday, … Continue reading Get Inspired by Peppers at the 9th Annual Pepper Festival
This Thursday, September 22 at 7pm, 21 C Museum Hotel and Counting House restaurant Chef Josh Munchel, will host a dinner and book signing in celebration of the release of Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner, a cookbook by chef Ashley Christensen. James Beard winner Ashley Christensen began her dining and beverage legacy with Poole’s Diner and continues to lead the Raleigh dining scene with … Continue reading Counting House Restaurant and Executive Chef Josh Munchel to Host Ashley Christensen Dinner and Book Signing
My favorite time of the year; End of Summer beginning of Fall and time again for the Abundance NC’s Annual Pepper Festival. One of my favorites!! Abundance North Carolina presents The Ninth Annual Amazing Pepper Festival, Sunday, October 2, 2016! PepperFest is a celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s chefs, brewers and artisans. And what a celebration it is. The Pepper … Continue reading It’s a Pepper Festival
On Monday, September 12, be sure to grab lunch or dinner with your friends or family at Lilly’s Pizza–all day, 10% of all sales will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions! (Lilly’s is name after a four-legged friend, after all.) Find them in Raleigh at 1813 Glenwood Avenue (Five Points), and in Durham, find them at 810 West Peabody Street. Lilly’s serves award-winning pizza with organic and … Continue reading Lilly’s Pizza to Donate 10% of Sales to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Monday, Septemer 12.
As I think you have come to understand, I LOVE PORK!! As part of the NC Pork Council blogger network it was exciting to learn our December challenge was to create a holiday appetizer or side. The challenge was an open canvas to creativity as we could use any cut of pork, and create any appetizer/side we wanted. I have an intense love affair with Thai food … Continue reading Thai Holiday Appetizer – Larb”alicious”
On Friday, Nov 20th, the Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host their 1st annual Brewer’s Ball at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) building in downtown Raleigh. The Brewer’s Ball celebrates the Triangles Finest Young Professional of the Year and all the local, young professionals who have chosen to be advocates for CFF this year. (An amazing group of folks who may … Continue reading BREWERS BALL: CELEBRATING TRIANGLE’S FINEST FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
I love to cook with pork in many ways. As part of the NC Pork Council blogger network I was excited to learn our October challenge involved a pork shoulder. The beauty of the shoulder is it’s perfect for a smoker, crock pot, dutch oven or braising pan. I took the shoulder and rubbed it all over with the Memphis BBQ Rub from the Savory Spice Shop, in … Continue reading For the Love of Pork……Shoulders!