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 |  


Chocolate cake, the new breakfast of champions

Chocolate cake, the new breakfast of champions

It’s always fun when something that used to be bad for you suddenly isn’t any more.Earlier this year, pasta was promoted from naughty to n...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Let them eat internet cake

Let them eat internet cake

It’s a great time in the history of the world for recipe collectors. In the old days, you could get recipes from your Mom and other relatives an...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Miss Daisy and a teachable moment

Miss Daisy and a teachable moment

Miss Daisy, Surry County’s 4-H cow, is much beloved by the children of the county.She’s getting on up there in age, as she has been around...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Showing off 101: French pastry

Showing off 101: French pastry

If you like to cook and do very much of it, you’re going to need a “company dessert” in your repertoire. Sooner or later, you’...

September 7th, 2016 |  


A crockpot’s not as good as a robot, but it’s close

A crockpot’s not as good as a robot, but it’s close

They say a watched pot never boils. But if you don’t watch it, it’s going to boil over. This very conundrum is why crockpots are as popula...

August 31st, 2016 |  


School starts, and so do the after-school snacks

School starts, and so do the after-school snacks

Store displays of school supplies are giving way to Halloween and Christmas displays so it must finally be time for kids to actually go back to school...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Some like it hot

Some like it hot

It all comes down to supply and demand.Sriracha sauce was little more than a specialty product found mostly in Asian grocery stores and restaurants un...

August 10th, 2016 |