Now bring us some figgy pudding

Now bring us some figgy pudding

“Now bring us some figgy pudding. And bring some right here.” The latter verses of “I wish you a Merry Christmas” are about al...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Hospital Chili Cook-Off yields great recipes

Hospital Chili Cook-Off yields great recipes

It took two years, but this month Northern Hospital finally hosted its first Chili Cook-Off for employees.When all the votes were cast and tallied, Da...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Cookie Swap is sweet night at library

Cookie Swap is sweet night at library

A dozen people and a dozen plates of cookies made for a very sweet gathering at Mount Airy Public Library’s Cookie Swap on Nov. 14.The premise w...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Thanksgiving innovation can become tradition

Thanksgiving innovation can become tradition

Thanksgiving presents an intriguing conundrum for cooks across the country.It’s a holiday based almost entirely on food, but that food is so fir...

November 16th, 2016 |  


Surry diabetics get their own cookbook

Surry diabetics get their own cookbook

“Lose weight, exercise and don’t eat anything white,” the advice given to most diabetics, makes Paige Cartledge, RN-BSN, bristle as ...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Has your dinner come unstuffed?

Has your dinner come unstuffed?

As a culinary technique, stuffing food with other food goes way back. Shrouded in the mists of time, not long after some caveman figured out that a de...

November 2nd, 2016 |  


Candy corn; addictive, nasty, delicious

Candy corn; addictive, nasty, delicious

Candy corn is so misunderstood. Opinions range from “I looooove candy corn!” to “Absolute garbage. A disgrace to candy. Why does thi...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Winter squash, another reason to love fall

Winter squash, another reason to love fall

For folks who eat seasonally, the end of the tomato season is a sad, sad time of year. It signals a long wait for another garden-fresh tomato.Fortunat...

October 19th, 2016 |  


The evolution of tacos — Volume 1

The evolution of tacos — Volume 1

Most American cities, and Mount Airy is no exception, do not yet have a taco truck on every corner but that does not mean that tacos, and the interest...

October 12th, 2016 |  


Expand your soup season repertoire

Expand your soup season repertoire

As the temperatures begin to drop and the days shorten, it can only mean one thing.Soup weather is almost upon us. The air already smells like fall an...

October 5th, 2016 |