Recipe: How to Make Home-Brewed Vinegar

Story and photo by Matt “I Love to Ferment Things” Young.

Cary, NC – I got a hand-thrown pottery vinegar fermenter for Father’s Day. I even asked for it. One of my daughter’s responses when I asked for it was, “You have odd hobbies, dude.” Read more

Recipes: Wild About Blueberries

Cary, NC – It’s blueberry season in Cary and across the North Carolina Piedmont. Here are a few unique recipes to enjoy the bounty including Blueberry Breakfast Bake, Blueberry-Peach Iced Tea and Lemon Cream with Blueberries.

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Food: Farm-Fresh Tuesday

Cary, NC – If you have ever said to yourself, “I should buy more locally grown produce,” I have one word for you to remember: Tuesday. That’s the day you’ll farm locally-grown, farm-fresh produce on sale mid-week at Cary’s two farmers markets. Read more

Unaabi – Afghan Food!

Story by Nick Verna, photo by Rochelle Hartman.

Cary, NC – Located at  914 Kildaire Farm Road, Unaabi serves up Afghan cuisine! Are you kidding? Awesome. Read more

Chatham Square: Cary’s Gateway to the World

Story and photos by Brennin Cummings

Cary, NC – Chatham Square Shopping Center has the typical design of most strip malls – a lot of concrete with every store sporting the same uniform brown paneling and sign. But inside, each store shines brightly with a wealth of colors, customs and traditions from around the world.. Read more

Locavore Cost Comparison: Locally Grown vs Supermarket Organic

Cary, NC – Story and photographs by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all locally grown foods that are frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch.

In this installment of Locavore, Kaynan takes a question from her baby brother and turns it into a larger consideration of the costs of fresh vegetables at the local farmers market vs supermarket organic. Infographic of her findings at the bottom of the story.

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Recipe: Apple Wood Smoked Chicken on the Grill

Story by Jim McGrody, photo by Sharyn Morrow.

Cary, NC – To all you backyard chefs out there – summer is closing in on us and your grill is calling your name. Read more

Vegetarian Recipe: Cranberry Feta Couscous

Story by Lisa Marshall. Photo by George Wesley and Bonita Dannels.

Cary, NC – Growing up I never liked to eat meat. So for the last 22 years, through two pregnancies, I have been a vegetarian. In fact, my whole family is vegetarian, but I promise, we eat well. Read more

Strawberry Fields Forever

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Apex, NC – Nothing beats the pleasure of fresh strawberries in May on farms across in the Triangle.

I’ve certainly been eating my share of ‘berries. But driving past DJ’s Berry Patch on Saturday morning, I had to consume the experience with a camera.

This, by the way, is a strawberry flower.

The fields were lush with berries, some completely ripe, others still white and green for future harvest.

I walked away from the parking lot, to the farthest end of the field. The air smelled like strawberries. How do you capture that in a photo?

Springtime, and the picking is easy.

If you have a clever recipe that makes use of fresh strawberries, send it to food@carycitizen,.com.