Your Neighborhood Chinese Delivery – Peking House

Sometimes I feel like we get so wrapped up in the new, the unique, and the expensive that we forget about our friendly neighborhood restaurants.  We forget that they are there as well, and looking to serve us delicious food with friendly service.  A few months ago, my love and I received a menu on…

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Carolina Jubilee – A Music Festival for the farm lover in all of us

When someone speaks about putting money in the dirt, I immediately think about finding a shovel.  However, when Carolina Jubilee founder, Zack Wyatt, speaks about putting money in the dirt, he isn’t burying money for me to dig up.  What he’s doing is giving back to our local farms to assist them in purchasing day…

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My day “job”…

I’ve reached a point in my life to where I am excited to tell people what I do for a living.  I could refer to it as a job, but wasn’t a “job” what we grew up knowing as something that we would have to drag ourselves out of bed for just to keep the…

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Almost Vegan Chocolate “Caramel” Oatmeal Cookies

   Ok ok ok, calm down. Don’t assume that because I have THAT word “Vegan” in the title that I have gone off the deep end.  (Not that if you are Vegan I think that about you…I just love my meats and honey way too much.)  I recently made a new friend that, lo and…

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LaRue – My Cheers

In this day and age, I’m rarely amazed by people remembering faces and names.  I find that we spend so much time looking down into our smart technology that we forget to look up and meet people.  Also, in the world of Google, why bother to remember anything anymore.  You can just ask your phone…

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Did someone say Brunch?

I’ve been many places for Brunch.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite meals, if not the favorite when someone asks me what my favorite meal is. I’ve been expensive places, inexpensive places, and just right places, and they’ve been all over the board as far as quality. This morning at Europa probably beat them…

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You’ve Got to Believe

I wonder sometimes if we really think about what we put on hold in life because we aren’t prepared to take the risk it requires. Maybe it’s not even the risk, but it’s the belief in ourselves that we don’t quite know how to harness these days. I can’t even begin to count how many…

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Keeping it local with The Blend & Co.

When it comes to supporting local businesses, I’m one of the first to stand up and show my support.  Recently, a  little coffee shop opened up in our historic downtown area of Burlington, NC.  I had been trying to get there since they opened, but hadn’t been able to until this morning.  Lucky for me,…

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Happy Mother’s Day and Weathervane in Chapel Hill

I know that you all know how much I truly love my mother.  The things she and I have been through the last two years have made us stronger than ever.  She is indeed my best friend, confidant, and amazing beyond words.  She is my rock and the reason I go out everyday and try…

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Today’s the day…

  It’s no April Fools joke…today’s the day the house was sold. It’s been a very emotional ride since Maw-Maw passed. Isn’t it always when someone you love dearly passes? I thought I’d share a few thoughts through photographs I’ve taken these past 15 months… This was the last time I looked through this window…

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LaRue – A great addition to Greensboro dining

Sitting here on a cloudy afternoon, bored and with no one to talk to but my cat, I can’t help but think about last night’s meal. Another blogger friend and I were invited to a special preview of the new LaRue restaurant opening in downtown Greensboro on Monday, March 23. It’s a small French restaurant…

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Happy Four Year Anniversary to The Onyx Plate!

Wow. Just wow. Four years ago I decided to open up to a world I never thought I could connect to. Well, let’s be honest here. I really started writing it just for friends and family. Isn’t that really who we start writing to anyhow? I wanted to share recipes, Southern family stories, and my…

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