Refreshing Tomato and Cucumber Salad

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Cary, NC — We grow a lot of herbs every spring and summer in raised planters on our deck, and we’re always looking for ways to use them. Read more

Remembering and Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Cary, NC — The holiday which usually gives reason for Americans to enjoy tacos and margaritas is commonly misinterpreted as a Mexican Independence Day. Instead, it is the celebration of the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory in the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla against the French.

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Technology: Street Food Finder

Cary, NC — To help limit grocery store trips and to also support local business, I’ve enjoyed designating a day of the week to order a take-out dinner, often from Cary’s food truck scene.

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Recipe: Fresh, Local Strawberry Shortcake

Cary, NC — As the weeks stretch into months of staying home, we found some fun in picking fresh strawberries at DJ’s Berry Patch, located nearby in Apex off of Davis Drive. When you buy them this fresh, they need to be eaten quickly, and our favorite choice is strawberry shortcake. Read more

Strawberry Farms Open for Business

Cary, NC — Strawberry picking season is here and these four local patches have safe options in place for shoppers to enjoy picking their own or taking a to-go batch of farm-fresh strawberries.

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Baking Banana Bread From Scratch

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Cary, NC — With the stay-at-home orders recently enacted, like many of you, we have been heading into the kitchen and baking more than ever before. This week, during a lunch break, I decided to look in the pantry and see what I could come up with from ingredients already on hand. The answer: banana bread. Read more

Virtual Passover 2020

Cary, NC — This year, Passover starts after sundown on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. For Jewish families accustomed to getting together for a Seder, here are some resources to continue the traditional family meal in the age of Coronavirus. Read more

Staying Busy: My COVID-19 Garden

Cary, NC – Since I’m stuck in the house 24/7 (mostly), I decided to grow an early spring kitchen garden in a few pots and planters.

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Food For Cary Citizens in Need

Cary, NC — While schools and many businesses remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these are some of the available resources for free food assistance in Cary and Wake County.

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Immune System Boosting Smoothies

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Cary, NC — Something I’ve noticed in this new day and age of Covid-19 quarantine is that grocery stores may be low on toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but they are consistently keeping their fruit and vegetable sections stocked, both fresh and frozen.
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