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.

 

Health: Cuckoo For Coconut!

 

Story by 12-year-old “Veggies Go Crunch” blogger Kaynan Goldberg. Photo by Chandrika Nair.

Cary, NC – Coconut.  Just say it.  It’s a fun word.  It’s also an interesting one.  Read more

Hand-Cut French Toast – Perfect for Mother’s Day

 

Recipe by Hal Goodtree. Picture by CurryPuffy.

Cary, NC – Mother’s Day is next Sunday (May 8). Officially, it’s a holiday for kids to celebrate their Moms. Unofficially, Dads better have a plan of action.

Here’s a sure-fire recipe that takes traditional French Toast and kicks it up a notch. Plus, with a little supervision, you can get the kids to do most of the work. Read more

Recipes: It’s Strawberry Season!

 

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – I love strawberry season. Strawberries are the most delicious and versatile of fruits. And what fun it is to pick your own at one of the local strawberry farms! Here are a few wonderful recipes to make the most of Strawberry Season. Read more

Restaurant: Mawa’s Taste of Africa

Restaurant review and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Morrisville, NC – Chicken and steak is great. I love my tilapia, tuna and tilefish, too. But where can you go for goat?

The answer is Mawa’s in Morrisville. Read more

One of Our Favorites: Crema Coffee

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – Crema is the thin layer of foam at the top of a cup of espresso. If you’re serious about your coffee, Crema Coffee in Cornerstone Plaza (corner of High House and Davis Dr) is just the place for you. Read more

Superbowl Recipe: Squeaky Cheese and Other Green Bay Treats

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Story by Hal Goodtree. Photographs: Cheese Curds by Ross Grady, Brat Sandwich by Seth Swain and Leinenkugel by Brian Hechel.

Cary, NC – This year’s Superbowl match between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers is epic in so many ways.

Last week, we ran a recipe for Pittsburgh’s Famous Primanti sandwich. This week, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about enjoying food the Green Bay way.  Read more

Superbowl Recipe: Pittsburgh’s Famous Primanti Sandwich

 

Story by Leslie Huffman, Photo by Kimberly Chance

Cary. NC – One more week until the big game. Yes, the Super Bowl! Born and raised in Pittsburgh, I know that nothing is more sacred to someone from the Burgh than the Steelers. And, what better to eat while watching the big game than with a famous Primanti Brothers sandwich? Here, we’ll reveal the “secret” recipe so you can make this Pittsburgh version of comfort food right here in Cary. Read more

Food: Roundup of Sushi in Cary

Story and photos by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – Sushi could be considered a trendy food, but I can’t seem to get enough. I find sushi to be a delectable delight both visually and to the pallet. My gal pals and I try to visit different sushi restaurants around Cary at least every two weeks for lunch and it is a favorite date night event with my hubby. Read more

Recipe: Champagne Cocktails

Story by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The bubbly will be flowing on Friday night in Cary and across the world for New Years Eve. But whether you fancy Moet, a nice Cava or serene Prosecco, Champagne cocktails are all the rage. Read more