Recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb For Easter Dinner

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

It’s a Miracle! Chocolate Covered Matzah

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by grongar.

Cary, NC – Passover is one of my favorite holidays. It has a great story, and is full of wonderful traditions and like most good holidays – a major part of it is “about the food”.

This year, Passover is celebrated from April 18-26. The brisket is always wonderful, the matzah ball soup marvelous, but Passover dessert has always been a challenge.

One of the many “plagues of Passover” is the flourless, dairy-less, tasteless desserts keeping with Passover dietary tradition. The other plague, while not as bad as locusts, is Read more

A Short Drive from Cary: 16th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour

Story by Leslie Huffman, photos provided by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Cary, NC – The 16th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour takes place next weekend and it’s just a short drive from Cary, NC. Billed as America’s Largest Farm Tour, on the weekend of April 16-17, you can take a carload of folks to visit 40 different Piedmont farms. 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

Recipe: Easy As (Chicken and Broccoli) Pie

 

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo from the Ditto Family

Cary, NC – I don’t know about you, but life is very hectic at our house. My children are in a gazillion activities and have tons homework. My husband and I have work and after hours meetings and of course somewhere in there we must make dinner.

Even with all the crazy schedules we hold, we do manage to eat dinner as a family at least 4 days a week. It is the prep time that I seem to lack when it comes to cooking. So here is a one dish meal that packs in all the food groups and tastes delicious.  Oh, and it’s easy as pie! Read more

Gardening: Time for Lettuce

Story & photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, N.C. – This period of the late winter should be called “Pear Blossom Season” in Cary, because the ever-popular, medium-sized tree is exploding in white blossoms all over town.

It turns out that Pear Blossom Season is exactly the right time of year to plant lettuce and other cool-season salad greens. Read more

Go Local: I’m Hooked on the Sea Depot

Story and photos by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – I am a fish out of water when knowing how to choose fresh seafood from the store. Unless you caught the fish yourself, it can be difficult to tell exactly how fresh it is or where it came from. Read more

Chicken and Egg Situation in Cary – Literally

Story by Mary Beth Phillips. Photo by SteveW.

Cary, NC – I was at a dinner party in Raleigh and more than half of the attendees waxed poetic about the joys of raising backyard chickens. 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

Recipe: High Protein Cookies

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Whitney.

Cary, NC – I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard to shed some holiday pounds. Between New Years, football and Valentine’s, it’s been sweet eats! Read more