Amster-DAM You Can Cook!

One of the perks of having a spouse that travels (and not currently working a regular job) is getting to hop on a cheap flight and end up piggy-backing on a trip to the Netherlands. Last Tuesday, I found myself on a flight to Amsterdam not quite knowing what I was in for, though I […]

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Knife Cuts and Clarified Butter

This Monday we are going to learn two essentials to up your kitchen cred. The first will be more commonly used, clarified butter. The second is purely for showing off to your friends and family, knife cuts. Meet your new refrigerator staple: clarified butter. Clarified butter is butter without the milk solids, which raises its […]

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The People’s Market

This is my first Charlotte post and I couldn’t think of a better place to start than The People’s Market of Dilworth. It opened up about a year ago and I ended up there for the first time last week. I understand how impractical it is to travel from Lake Norman or even from the […]

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Follow Your Nose

A couple of you have asked me where to start with home cooking. This series on basic tips and skills will be geared towards the 20-somethings of the world that are tired of eating ramen with marinara sauce. We will start slow and build on the skills we learn each week so be sure to […]

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The Gamekeeper

I’m going to tell y’all about one of the best-kept secrets in North Carolina. If you haven’t planned your trip to the mountains this fall or better, your cozy winter ski get away, ya better get on it. Not only are rentals filling up quickly but seats at one of my absolute favorite restaurants are […]

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Cooking in Catawba

Starting new adventures can be scary or at the very least unsettling. After a summer learning and cooking in France at Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine, I was ready to be home. I needed some good ole mundane, Fayetteville, NC where the most exciting thing that could happen, is seeing two toothless women […]

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