Recipe: Tropical Wheat Berry Salad

Story and recipe by Jim McGrody.

Cary, N.C. – I am on vacation this week, basking in the intense heat that has hit Cary. Read more

I am Coco – Loco

Cary, NC – Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. In this installment she continues her thoughts on the virtues of the coconut. Photo by Easa Shamih.

Cary, NC – Hi, everybody!  I know, I know – long time, no blog.  I’m not going to give you any lame excuses.  I have been lazy, but, hey, it’s summer! Read more

Food: Cedar Plank Salmon

 

Story and recipe by Jim McGrody. Photo by Sean Dreilinger.

Cary, NC – Last time I was writing for CaryCitizen, I wrote about apple wood smoked chicken.

I hope that some of you traded in your hamburgers and hot dogs and tried something new.

As I was beginning to think about what I should be writing this week for  the  CaryCitizen, I realized I was once again thinking smoking on the grill. I really should move on, but as it is not even the fourth of July yet, we all should still be talking about backyard grilling. It is fun, saves energy and is a great way of bringing the family together. My greatest memories as a kid are often associated with our family in the backyard cooking on the grill. Read more

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