tri color vegetable terrine

Tri-Color Vegetable Terrine

A couple weeks ago, I wanted something to add to a cheese and cracker hors d’oeuvres platter, but not a pricey pate, or salty charcuterie. Something kind of healthy, maybe even veggie-centric, and flavorful but not over-powering.Decades ago, when I lived in Chicago, I used to buy a three-vegetable terrine at Treasure Island in Old

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postmates app

Postmates: App Your Way to a Foodie’s Heart

This is a cool app, one definitely worth downloading if you’re with me, and believe that food is the way to anyone’s heart, but especially a foodie’s.

My dilemma: sending a birthday gift to my daughter, from Wilmington NC to NYC. On the day of, delivered to her office. And for less than fifty bucks, or so. Flowers? Meh. Not so much… a decent arrangement costs at least $100, and a bouquet is so… already done.

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regional cookbooks

Find Your (or someone’s) Southern Grandma’s Recipes at the Library

Grandma’s cookbooks? Many of us with far-flung families and “shallow roots” have probably never even seen them. I remember recipe cards from my childhood, that my mother had saved from her mother, but those handwritten, food-spotted cards are long gone, lost in multiple moves and numerous down-sizes.

Enter our local library, ready to come to the rescue of the kitchen-history deprived, with regional cookbooks worthy of Grandma’s kitchen cupboard.

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banana strawberry breakfast muffins

Banana Strawberry Breakfast Muffins

Banana strawberry breakfast muffins have great banana flavor with just a hint of strawberry from the flavored Greek yogurt. This is a great breakfast muffin, as it is hearty and not too sweet. You could add walnuts or raisins to make it even more satisfying. The trick is to not overmix. Blend the wet ingredients

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carson jewell rx restaurant

Carson Jewell | Rx Restaurant and Bar

Five Minutes with Chef de Cuisine Carson Jewell, Rx Restaurant:

When I got this job, I started trying to figure out how to be important here. Everybody was such a good cook. I was literally like the hamburger boy. It’s a crazy business. If you don’t find a way to be valuable, then you aren’t.

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coastal cupcakes kelsey gibbs

Kelsey Gibbs | Coastal Cupcakes

Five Minutes with Kelsey Gibbs, Manager of Coastal Cupcakes:

When I go to other cities, I always try their cupcakes. I have to find a cupcake shop to see what they are doing. I have become really familiar with the whole cupcake culture. We’ve been in Wilmington for eight years.

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