Lifestyles: Food

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Que closes; Mitchell plans next venture

Ed Mitchell’s Que has permanently closed at 359 Blackwell St., but Mitchell is already planning his next restaurant.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

From the local markets

Here is a recipe, courtesy of the South Durham Farmers' Market. The market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. 55.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

Let cookies be cookies

The other night I had the Cooking Channel on.  Before or after commercials they’ll sometimes run a quick clip with a simple recipe, or a cooking tip.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 09:20 AM

From the local markets

Here is a recipe, courtesy of the South Durham Farmers' Market. The market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 N.C. 55.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 09:18 AM

Brownies, sweet without sugar

    I've never been more happy to admit I was wrong.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

New Zealand-inspired gastro pub coming to Ninth Street

Burger Bach, a restaurant focused on burgers and seafood, will open at the Shops at Erwin Mill on Ninth Street in early March.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

Warm, gooey banana bread

So last week Petey and I had a couple of errands to run.  It was one of those really cold, windy, raw days.  The kind of day where you’d happily stay bundled up in bed sipping hot chocolate if you could.  But of course you can’t (or at least I can’t).


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Food buzz

Grocers on Wheels has been awarded $25,000 from Whole Foods Market to extend food deliveries to Durham County residents experiencing food insecurity.

 


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

A recipe for a pizza non-party

A potato salad party.  A pork chop party.  A buttermilk biscuit party.

 

     I would be much happier to attend any of those parties instead of a pizza party.  What is it about pizza that automatically makes it into a party?  Even ice cream only rates “social” status.  Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t adore pizza.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Vitt’s organic way to good health

Carrie Vitt has quite a story to tell and the ending turns out to be, well, good and delicious.

     But it didn't start out that way.


Feb. 04, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Gonza Tacos y Tequila opens

Latin American restaurant Gonza Tacos y Tequila opened its first Durham location on Feb. 3 at 604 Fernway Ave.

 


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

A not fancy Valentine’s dinner

     I’ve written before about how Petey is the perfect spouse for me.

 

     But on the fancy/romance scale, he lands well above Blackbeard, but somewhere below Pepe Le Pew.  His heart’s in the right place, but he eschews elaborate trappings—he is absolutely and completely unpretentious.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

A sugar-free, homemade candy bar

It's been six months since I showed sugars and refined carbohydrates (even whole grain wheat) the door.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Smallcakes opens in Woodcroft

Cupcake shop Smallcakes opened last week at 4711 Hope Valley Road in the Woodcroft Shopping Center.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

The unjustly maligned lemon

It’s a bum rap.

Calling a faulty piece of machinery a lemon — it’s wrong and unfair.  It’s just blatant anti-lemon propaganda.