I’d go for the crab dip with pita wedges first, but the “blackened scallops with a balsamic reduction drizzle, served over grits” calls to me too. But who am I kidding? For me, as mouth-watering as it all looks, the food plays second-fiddle to the music. And finally, we can enjoy both again.
The first time I experienced coffee was fairly early in life, and I thought it was some pretty nasty stuff. I was right. But only because my parents didn’t know beans about brewing coffee.
I grew up in a family of cookers and bakers and was taught at an early age how to cook and bake items such as cakes and cookies, how to braise meats, cook pasta, casseroles and how to create easy sauces and dressings. I was taught that if you added a little bit of this with a sprinkle of tha…
As we stay home during the pandemic I’ve realized I need people. I need hugs. I crave conversation. I need to meet up with friends over a glass of wine at a packed bar. I need to sit at a crowded restaurant with friends breaking bread together. I need to be social. And you may be realizing, …
Tip for COVID-19. Please remember to wash your hands often, do not touch your face, social distance and when in public wear a face covering. Stay safe and be well. A spokesperson from the Clorox company said their wipes can be used to disinfect non-porous plastic packaging. Do not allow the …
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Two Pitt County seniors have been selected for the 25th class of Park Scholars at North Carolina State University.
The coronavirus pandemic has taught me a lot of lessons — from being more diligent about washing my hands to putting a little distance between myself and other people when I’m out in the world.
“And he can take a punch.”
The Daily Reflector
As if flats and sharps weren’t treble enough, Raychl Smith has been making music during mayhem. She has had the singular pleasure of teaching future music teachers against a cacophony of social distancing and physical isolation.
I was starved for live worship!
The coronavirus pandemic has set off a global gardening boom.
When we look back at the unfortunate word choices associated with this pandemic, “nonessential” might rank among the cruelest. If the bills paid by the business are yours, there is no “non.”
While fighting the coronavirus, medical professionals have offered a strategy now seen everywhere in America, Europe and other developed areas.
Now that it has warmed up a bit, I have been thinking of doing some more aquatic botany. A kayak or canoe is good for studying plants growing in lakes and creeks, but sometimes you just cannot beat putting on some old tennis shoes and wading into an oozy-bottomed pond, the water maybe way up…
In the spring, Chapel Hill blooms. Flowers by the old well, trees on the quad, new friendships. Campus swells with hopeful young people learning about the school, waiting for their shot to apply. Students start to hear back from summer internships, and full time jobs. March always brings bas…
Note: This is the latest in a series of conversations with local musicians.
As the meat supply chain falters, perhaps new items, such as locust barbecue, will spring up on summer grills. A recipe on the UN Food and Agriculture Organization website calls for skewering locusts like chunks of chicken and grilling until golden brown. The UN has taken an interest in eati…
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