A NC Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, the state of North Carolina is anticipating the start of the holiday season. North Carolina’s holiday traditions are in abundance—no matter whether you are in Eastern or Western NC. While you are settling in for Thanksgiving week and preparing for the Christmas season, here’s a list of some North Carolina…

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…

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…