Story by Matt Young. Photos by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, NC – As a child, Jim McGrody watched Julia Child on a black-and-white television in his bedroom. He made pancakes for his brothers when he was in second grade. He knew that when he grew up, he wanted to be a chef. But now, Jim is leading a food revolution – from the kitchen of Rex Hospital.
His mission: abolish the notion that hospital food is bad. Read more
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.
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
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
Story by Lindsey Chester, photo by Marcia Hansen.
Cary, NC- Last year, the Friends of Page-Walker created a new festival in downtown Cary – Herbfest.
My daughter Emma and I attended and she was thrilled to take home a seedling that grew into a large basil plant. The festival is returning on the weekend of May 7 and has expanded to include live performances and demonstrations along with the herbs and gifts for sale.
Photos courtesy of Wake Tech.
Cary, NC – Who could resist a photo of Cary Police Chief Pat Bazemore decorating a cake under the stern tutelage of Chef Norma Miller? We couldn’t.
Chief Bazemore got a chance to do a little cake decorating (and cake judging) at Wake Tech’s Culinary Arts Showcase at the Raleigh Convention Center on April 12. She is a graduate of Wake Tech’s Criminal Justice Technology program and was asked to be a celebrity judge for a live two-hour cake decorating challenge at the Showcase. Read more
Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Alicia, the Kitchen Wench.
Cary, NC – Lamb is a classic entree for the Easter table. The custom of eating lamb at important religious feasts goes back thousands of years, spanning many cultures and religions. Here is an easy and delicious way to serve lamb for your Easter table. Read more