What We Feed Our Patients: The Hospital Food Revolution at Rex

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

General Shelton to Speak at Cary Academy Commencement

Cary, NC –  Cary Academy’s 2011 graduation of 103 students on May 22 will feature a very special speaker – Retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, former commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Read more

Pictures: Herbfest 2011

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Just a few pictures from Herbfest in case you couldn’t make it or just wanted to relive the glory. Read more

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

Environment: Brothers Ride for Clean Water

Brothers Ben and Ron Somerville ride motorbikes for clean water

Guest columnist Liza Weidle.

Cary, NC- On May 16, two brothers – Ben and Rob Somerville – will set out from Cary on a 3-month motorcycle trip to raise awareness for the world water crisis. Their mission is to raise $1 dollar per mile for each rider. This means every mile they travel makes a difference. Read more

Cary, Home to America’s Only Climate Showcase Fire Station

Story by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary is getting a grant to help build the first green firehouse in the United States. Construction of Fire Station #8, to be located on Mills Park Drive west of NC 55, is set to begin in Fall 2011. Read more

Money Matters: Setting Up a Pension for Kids & Grandkids

Story by Pete “Coach Pete” D’Arruda

Over the last decade, many companies have phased out company-sponsored pensions in favor of plans that shift most of the savings burden onto employees. With pensions becoming a pipe dream of the past, it has become more important for people to realize the need to develop a firm, consistent and guaranteed retirement account on their own. 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