Monthly Archives: March 2015

Expert Tips for Finding Vintage Furniture

With spring cleaning comes my usual desire to stir things up around the house. Instead of my annual pilgrimage to IKEA (which really needs to open a store here in Raleigh), I’m feeling nostalgic. I know. for some, shopping for … Continue reading

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Caring for Live Oak Trees

Waycross, Georgia is home to the second largest largest live oak tree in the country. Growing on the property of the Baptist Village retirement community, the tree known as the “Village Sentinel” is estimated to be 400 years old, stands … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch: Asparagus Eggs Benedict and Sweet Potato Hash

For many, brunch is an Easter tradition that stands alongside egg hunts, Easter baskets and chocolate bunnies as a must-have hallmark of the holiday. Instead of facing the crowds, noise and expense of a restaurant this year, making an easy … Continue reading

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Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Aioli

For the home gardener, asparagus is an exercise in delayed gratification. While other backyard crops like tomatoes and peppers can go from seed to harvest in two or three months, even well-tended asparagus will take several years before the first … Continue reading

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Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Perhaps it’s because strawberries have the appearance of the iconic red heart associated with love. Maybe it’s a natural appreciation for “sweets for the sweet.” Whatever the reason, strawberries are associated with romance and when dipped in chocolate, there’s no … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Cereal Day with Homemade Corn Flakes

Sure, you can just go buy a box of corn flakes at just about any grocery store, but what’s the fun in that? We’re celebrating National Cereal Day (March 7th) by trying our hand at making this breakfast staple at … Continue reading

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Apple Amber Is a Classic St. Paddy’s Recipe

The menu on St. Patrick’s Day has many traditions. Corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread and even green beer all go hand in hand with visions of leprechauns, shamrocks and that elusive pot of gold. Yet one … Continue reading

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