With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

Eggplant is much like the little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead. When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But when it’s...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Stretching the harvest

Stretching the harvest

“Everything she fixes is ten times better than anything else,” says Joe Cochran of the food prepared by his wife Melissa Cochran.“Yo...

August 16th, 2017 |  


MAUI’s 15th recital set for Tuesday in Mount Airy

MAUI’s 15th recital set for Tuesday in Mount Airy

The ukulele is enjoying a moment.Popularity of the little instrument has ebbed and flowed over the past century and is currently on the upswing. The N...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Veggies on the grill

Veggies on the grill

As satisfying as it is to sizzle big hunks of meat on a grill, it’s easy to forget that side dishes and vegetables also deserve some grill space...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Within minutes of tomatoes beginning to ripen in the garden, all of the leaf lettuces and salad greens shrivel up and die in a hot, muggy conspiracy o...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

By now, hopefully everyone has gotten the obligatory first tomato sandwich of the season behind them. And it goes without saying, that tomato sandwich...

July 26th, 2017 updated: July 26th, 2017. |  


Summer concert series

Summer concert series

Not too many years ago, Mount Airy might have been one of those typical small towns, where the pace of living is nice, but when when local residents w...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


Master Gardeners offer fall classes

Master Gardeners offer fall classes

DOBSON — The Surry County Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a practical, inspirational and environmentally conscientious lineup of fall gar...

July 22nd, 2017 |  


A cobbler by any other name

A cobbler by any other name

As if it’s not difficult enough to figure out the difference between a cobbler and a sonker — a distinction that, seemingly, no two people...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Sauté, what Mama didn’t tell you

Sauté, what Mama didn’t tell you

If your Mama is like most, she taught you to cook things nice and easy. Stove turned up no higher than medium and, oh so gently, coax raw chicken or m...

July 12th, 2017 |