CiderFest – 2018

Anytime I travel, I intentionally search out tacos and cider, because although I love many things in the world, I deeply love these food and drink items. Going to CiderFest was a given, because even if tacos weren’t there (but there was pizza!!), cider was present and accounted for in abundance. CiderFest NC is in…

A busy, stormy summer

Hi everyone! As we are nearing the end of hurricane season, I believe all of NC is just holding their breath, hoping that we can make it through the last bit of the year without any more destruction. Being located in Wilmington, there’s no doubt that I saw first hand what Florence did as she…

Oh Honey…

Well, here in Eastern NC, the rain just won’t stop. Wilmington has had 53″ of rain this year alone! Too much rain. Turns out, it’s had an effect in Western NC too. My mom, a first generation bee keeper, reported to me that her bees didn’t have honey this year. There can be so many…

A North Carolina Bloody Mary

If you’ve ever met me, you know I love a good Bloody Mary! And what’s better than a good Bloody Mary? One made with ingredients from right here in North Carolina! Awesome commercial fisherwoman Ana Shellem (stay tuned to our upcoming shellfish series with her this fall!) has a bartending background, and combined her love…

Weekend Links – July 8, 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July week! We are deep into Summer now, and I am loving it! The smells of fresh tomatoes and salt in the hot air call to me! I’ve been making the most of summer and traveling quite a bit, and finding great new spots… like Larkin’s on…

Highland Brewing Company’s Unique, Familial Routes are Still Changing the Asheville Drinking Scene

Highland Brewing Company has its own unique conceptualization of North Carolina culture and tradition, celebrating the mountainous landscape and preserving its beauty for future generations, all while brewing amazing beer. Nestled in the southeastern Appalachian Mountains in Asheville, NC, Highland started brewing in the basement of Barley’s Taproom in downtown Asheville before outgrowing the basement…

A Day in Southport, NC

Oftentimes when I have mentioned Southport, NC in conversation, people immediately ask me about Nicholas Sparks. To be fair, there have been a few movies filmed there and Nicholas Sparks does fondly write about southeastern North Carolina, but I don’t think Southport should be known just for its Nicholas Sparks connections. Granted, that kind of…

Friday Links – May 4th, 2018

After a little break, we’re back with Friday Links! First off, I want to announce some big changes to Roots, Hooves, and Honey! We’re growing, and we’re adding staff writers!   A big welcome to our first new addition, Marisa Stickel. She already has some very exciting writing assignments ahead of her, and we are…