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What Would a Localista Do in Carrboro This Weekend?

Sure, it's a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here's how I'd answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 15 - 17, in Carrboro. Friday night I'd leave work promptly and head directly to… Continue reading What Would a Localista Do in Carrboro This Weekend?

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21 Days of Local Food – Carrboro Farmers Market

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to… Continue reading 21 Days of Local Food – Carrboro Farmers Market

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{Localista Picks} Halloween 2013 Edition

Time for this week’s “Localista Picks” for your Eat~Play~Shop Local consideration and it's a special super-scary-sized serving of treats around the Triangle as I highlight a few area activities and events for Halloween. All are worthy of a slot on your very busy agenda (though it would be difficult to fit them all in without… Continue reading {Localista Picks} Halloween 2013 Edition

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{Localista Picks} Sept 25 – Oct 1

It's that time again! Time for this week's "Localista Picks" for your Eat~Play~Shop local consideration. Each week I highlight a few area activities and local businesses you might want to consider fitting into your very busy agenda. So, without further ado, here are the Localista Picks for Wednesday, Sept. 25th -  Tuesday, Oct 1st: Eat Local This week's… Continue reading {Localista Picks} Sept 25 – Oct 1

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{Eat Local} A Month for Peaches

August is National Peach Month - 31 days to savor those slightly fuzzy, ripe and juicy fruits of summer (and hey, remember this rockin' ode to the versatile fruit). How do you take your peaches? In pie or ice cream, paired with blackberries or blueberries, canned or jammed, grilled or "straight up"? Yes, peaches go both ways -… Continue reading {Eat Local} A Month for Peaches

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{Eat Local} Tomatogasm 2013

We’ve reached that time of year once again, when summer’s sultry conditions explode in an avalanche of heirloom tomato varieties.  A plethora of colors, sizes and tastes satisfy multiple senses.  We relish every recipe, and savor the sauces prepared at the peak of flavor.  When they’re ripe and juicy, they are soooo good, nearly nirvana.… Continue reading {Eat Local} Tomatogasm 2013

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{Eat Local} For the Dads

My Dad's responsible for my deeply instilled appreciation for farming and farmers. He grew up on a farm in central Mississippi, where the family business was raising cattle and pig. Though he earned his Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and worked in corporate America for most of his adult career, when he retired from corporate life… Continue reading {Eat Local} For the Dads

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{Eat Local} Quick, Simple and Deliciously Fresh

Some weeks are busy and the task of meal planning, writing out a shopping list, and prepping a lot of ingredients just can't be squeezed into the daily agenda. These are the times when I create minimalist-type dishes and meals using prepared foods along side fresh, seasonal ingredients both of which I can find at the… Continue reading {Eat Local} Quick, Simple and Deliciously Fresh