Food: All Dressed Up

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. Photo by Elana Amsterdam.

Cary, NC – In a previous post, I listed a bunch of alternatives to raw veggies at snacktime.  Nuts, fruits, and, “Yay, smoothies!” are all great snacks.  However, you might want to bring those carrot sticks out of the fridge for this post. Read more

Chicken Breast Supremes and Black Hat Chefs

Cary, NC – In this story, Chef Jim McGrody, Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services at Rex Hospital, shares a recipe for Chicken Supremes and explains about Black Hat Chefs. Photo by John Herschell. Read more

Recipe: Chile-Chocolate Brownies

 

Story by Matt Young. Recipe by Sandra Gutierrez. Photos courtesy of University of North Carolina Press.

Cary, NC – Cary author and food legend Sandra Gutierrez shares a sinfully delicious recipe from her soon-to-be-released book with CaryCitizen readers. Read more

Food: The Tomato Story

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – You can get tomatoes at the supermarket all year round. But science can’t trump Nature, and for the true tomato aficionado, now is a time of tomato joy in the Piedmont. Read more

Health: The Joy of Cast-Iron

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. Photo by Kirk Olson.

Cary, NC – You know how I promised you a cast-iron post?  Well, I consulted with a friend who used to be in the culinary gadgets business (she worked in that high-end cookware store in the mall – you know the one), and she came up with a whole list of reasons why cast-iron is amazing. Read more

Food: Cupcake Bar (Buy a Round)

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos from acupcakebar.com. Above, Grasshopper cupcakes.

Cary, NC – Mojito flavored cupcakes? Only from the Cupcake Bar in Cary. Read more

Recipe: Summer Squashage

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. Photo by Steve Minor.

Cary, NC – Sometimes in summer, it feels like all they sell at the farmers’ markets (and/or all you can grow in your garden) is summer squash and zucchini.  Read more

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