She wore the prettiest outfits and smiled gracefully from behind the front counter at D.H. Conley High School.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
There’s a particular verse from the Bible that’s become sort of an earworm to me, sort of like a random song. I can’t get it out of my head and seated in its proper place — and that’s the problem.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Q Are there any health benefits to using basil in my food? FJ, Greenville
Sunday, December 01, 2019
Butter, cream, eggs flour, sugar. Check.
I recycle bath towels. I am not ashamed to admit it. When you take a shower, you are clean. You use a clean towel to remove clean moisture from your clean skin. Surely you can let it dry and use it once or twice more.
Where is the literary capital of North Carolina?
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
A shout out to Pitt County resident Joanne Lee who will assume the chairmanship for the EatSmartMove More NC movement. She invites the interested public to attend the release of North Carolina’s Plan to Prevent Overweight and Obesity: Balance How We Eat, Drink, and Move at 1 p.m. on Dec. 5 a…
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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I am not a patient baker. My desserts tend to be free-form, which, in my case, is a polite way of saying messy and imprecise.
Root vegetables are fall and winter’s best-kept secret. Packed with nutrients, natural sugars and starch, the humble root is a healthy and flavorful substitute for the ubiquitous russet potato and a superb way to get your vitamins and nutrients in the cold-weather season. A good peel of skin…
Monday, November 25, 2019
Thanksgiving imitates Earth: The story of mashed potatoes mimics the story of Utica Shale.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
I am a naturally anxious individual. I mainly get anxious when traveling on a plane.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Q I have always enjoyed Thanksgiving. I now must watch my weight so how do I take pleasure in my favorite holiday with all the tasty food at the table? — HG, Greenville
Sunday, November 17, 2019
When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was an old-fashioned food extravaganza, filled with once-a year dishes.
Moonshine has come to my rescue.
I hated it when they called me Junior.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Winter is usually known as a quiet time in the garden but unless the ground is frozen, there are plenty of chores to keep you busy during those cold months.
The Christmas season officially started on Nov. 1 this year. I know this because I passed a large truck that was heading toward Knoxville on Interstate 81 with a load of cut Christmas trees the Friday after Halloween.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
I love the smell and sound of breakfast, the warm waves of freshly brewed coffee and baked biscuits wafting in the air. Mix that with the songs of steaming milk, grinding coffee and sizzling bacon. It’s the divine symphony of a breakfast restaurant. Breakfast is the meal that sets the tone f…