It’s a Pepper Festival

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

Lilly’s Pizza to Donate 10% of Sales to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Monday, Septemer 12.

  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.

Thai Holiday Appetizer – Larb”alicious”

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”

BREWERS BALL: CELEBRATING TRIANGLE’S FINEST FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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

For the Love of Pork……Shoulders!

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!

Oyster Roast at Durham Co-Op with Locals Seafood

Mark your calendars folks, the Durham Co-op Market and Locals Seafood  Oyster Roast is Friday, Nov. 13th. Think super fresh oyster from our very own NC coast, beer and music. What more do you need? They will be serving steamed and raw oysters by the half-dozen, served with lemons or hot sauce! Durham Co-op Market says “Come celebrate our love of local seafood!! We’ll be serving Locals … Continue reading Oyster Roast at Durham Co-Op with Locals Seafood

Guy Fieri “Grocery Games” is Calling on Triangle Chefs!

How exciting is this? Wouldn’t it be great to see one of our Triangle Chefs on another Food Network Show? I know I would. We are SO lucky to live here and be surrounded by the multitude of culinary talent. I swear I drool on my phone every day with the twitter posts our chefs send out. Ok, so let’s spread the word. Please share … Continue reading Guy Fieri “Grocery Games” is Calling on Triangle Chefs!