Cary, NC — Like many of you, during these COVID times, I have taken to a lot of baking and more recently this summer, canning. One of my all-time favorite things to do is buy a lot of fresh fruit at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market and turn it into jam to be enjoyed throughout the year. Every bite reminds me of summer.
Cary, NC — Before moving to North Carolina, I can honestly say that I had never tasted okra. I didn’t know what it looked like and had heard it’s an ingredient in gumbo. That’s all I knew about it.
Cary, NC — If you are like me, you probably have rarely tasted a fresh fig. In fact, figs are so fragile and seasonal they aren’t often available at the supermarket.
Cary, NC — My family and I love pickles. Maybe it’s my husband’s Eastern European background or my Danish-German heritage, but there is something about a sour, garlicky snappy pickle that I just love. Read more
Cary, NC — I was speaking with a friend who’s lived in Cary for many years and we landed on one of my favorite topics, Italian food. It’s my go-to cuisine for a romantic dinner on the town or for homemade recipes with flavors that are deeply rooted in tradition.
Cary, NC — My kitchen and I have had plenty of bonding time during these last few months of “quarantine cooking”.
Cary, NC — My husband loves to grow his own lettuce. The only problem is that all of a sudden in early April we have more than we can handle. By early may the temps get so hot it all bolts, season over.
Cary, NC — With the stay-at-home orders recently enacted, like many of you, we have been heading into the kitchen and baking more than ever before. This week, during a lunch break, I decided to look in the pantry and see what I could come up with from ingredients already on hand. The answer: banana bread. Read more
Cary, NC — Something I’ve noticed in this new day and age of Covid-19 quarantine is that grocery stores may be low on toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but they are consistently keeping their fruit and vegetable sections stocked, both fresh and frozen.