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Today's Features

  • It’s summertime and the salads are easy. Fruits and vegetables are now at the peak of their season, so all you have to do is clean them, peel or cut them and just toss them into a salad bowl and enjoy their raw, fresh taste.

  • I’ve been writing this food column for just over four years now, and occasionally I like to share some of the many recipes from readers who have been kind enough to forward them to me.

    Some of you even provided me with a sampling of your creation. I must admit I enjoy the occasional break from cooking.

    I have also received e-mails asking me for recipes that you had saved and can no longer find or you just need a specific recipe for a special occasion. I hope my responses have been helpful.

  • Kerry Kennedy of Ocean Isle Beach is a world traveler who has visited five of the seven continents.

    It began when she was a child in Harbor Creek, Pa. Her father worked for a company that manufactured locomotives and traveled to places like Cuba and South Africa to deliver them. He told stories of his adventures in faraway countries, but the family didn’t just listen to his tales, they had their own adventures.

  • When it comes to making good, hearty French onion soup, most cooks would consider it heresy to use chicken broth. Thirty years ago, when Americans started making French food (thanks to Julia Child), beef broth was the only way to go.

  • This holiday weekend is the beginning of the grilling season for many in the country, and no matter where you live, new equipment, new techniques, new cookbooks, new recipes and ingredients can add to your cooking repertoire.

    Gas grills are still the most popular type of barbecue, and some even include a built-in smoker box for smoke cooking. Charcoal grills are still used a lot today.

  • Franklin Square Gallery’s Summer Regional Show focused on artists of both Carolinas this year and attracted an array of new paintings and pottery produced throughout the region.

    The juried exhibit is on display until July 18 at Southport’s historic cooperative gallery.

    Exhibition co-chairs Nancy Schulte and Ann Thompson announced winners at an artists’ reception on Tuesday evening, June 23.

    Best in show went to Kate Legaly for her watercolor “Subaqueous.”

  • Ocean Isle Beach celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with its annual parade of patriotism and neighborhood pride Sunday, July 5.

     

  • W.J. and Sibyl McLamb will serve as Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter chairs of the Closer to Home capital campaign. The campaign will raise funds to build a seven-bed inpatient hospice care center for Brunswick County patients and families.

    The McLambs were touched by the hospice care their loved one received by Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

    “The time has come for Brunswick County to have its own hospice care center, and the people of Brunswick County deserve to have an inpatient care center closer to home,” Sibyl McLamb said.

  • For most of my career with Cooperative Extension, there has been little interest in home vegetable gardening. Sure, the hardcore gentlemen farmers kept on growing southern favorites like collards and okra along with mega-popular commodities like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, but the rest of the crowd preferred their veggies in microwave-safe plastic pouches with the likeness of the Jolly Green Giant boldly displayed.

  • Whenever we have a heat wave like the ones we having been having on and off this summer, it is a good idea to take frequent breaks and replenish lost liquids as you work. We want you to enjoy your garden and not end up in the hospital.

    Here are a few things to do and to be looking for at this time of year: