The foods of summer

To me, each season has its own type of food that makes it special. I think that summer foods are, by far, my favorite. I love a bowl of warm soup on a cold winter night, but the foods of summer are what I long for. Best of all are fresh foods straight from the…

An ode to pizza

Today’s post is quite simply an ode to pizza. Oh pizza, how do I love thee. Let me count the toppings. There’s that tangy sweet sauce topped with ooey gooey cheese and from there the sky is the limit. For folks of my generation it seems like pizza always existed. I remember my Mamma telling…

Wine festival fun

Eleven years ago I attended my first Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. To be honest, I wasn’t exactly thrilled to be there. I worked as a reporter for The Elkin Tribune for about six months the year I graduated from college and by default I inherited the role of wine reporter. I had never had wine…

A taste of Persia

Though I’ve never traveled outside the U.S. myself, I’m excited to share with you some recipes that hail from other nations. This week I have some recipes from the middle east. Though I am an only child by birth, these recipes come to me by way of a sister. First let me tell you a…

I may eat sushi, but I’ll pass on possum

There is a big big world out there and in it are many delicious and delectable things to eat. There are also some food choices that may make you say, “ew, you eat that?” I know here in the country, there may be many of you who grew up (or still do) eat small game…