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…

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…

Braswell Family Farms

I recently had a chance to tour the facilities at Braswell Family Farms, located in Nashville, NC. Heading into their 75th year of production, this fourth-generation family-owned company is the 2nd largest Eggland’s Best franchise and the leading producer of private label specialty eggs. I had no idea that such a big producer of eggs…

Friday Links – February 16th, 2018

Happy Friday! It’s beautiful here on the coast, and it’s FINALLY feeling like spring! Bring it on guys!!! Here’s what caught my eye this week! -A BIG congrats to all the North Carolina James Beard 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists! David Bauer, Farm & Sparrow, Asheville, NC (Outstanding Baker nominee) Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Diner, Raleigh,…

Friday Links – February 9th, 2018

YALL! The Winter Olympics start today. I have to admit, I love watching the curling. It makes ZERO sense to me and I love it. I am also a real sucker for ice skating. Something very romantic about the pairs… ice dancing too. I took lessons in skating for about 5 minutes when I was…