Getting garden ready

Getting garden ready

Spring has sprung and I couldn’t be happier. These warmer temperatures we’ve been experiencing have delighted me. I’m ready to be ab...

March 17th, 2016 |  


Beans for breakfast?

Beans for breakfast?

I have been obsessed for a while now with a BBC series on Netflix called Midsomer Murders. The show is set in a fictional county in the English countr...

March 10th, 2016 |  


eeYadkin County Chamber visits China – part three

eeYadkin County Chamber visits China – part three

The Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce visited China last fall. Here is the third installment in this series about the trip.After checking into our hot...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Tapas and The Pig adventure

Tapas and The Pig adventure

Two years ago I celebrated with my best friend for her 40th birthday in Durham. I had not spent much time in this city prior to that weekend, but I qu...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Cold, dark, gray, boring winter — HUMBUG!

Cold, dark, gray, boring winter — HUMBUG!

Less light, much colder air, nothing blooming, dark when you leave, dark when you return home; winter seems like some kind of punishment. Payback for ...

February 25th, 2016 |  


Biscuits and gravy warms the heart

Biscuits and gravy warms the heart

Over the weekend, my husband treated me to a wonderful gourmet steak dinner for Valentine’s Day. It was delicious. On Monday morning, following ...

February 18th, 2016 |  


Sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

Sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

Last weekend was all about bacon and machismo and sports. This weekend it’s time to bring on the sweet treats, hearts and roses. While some may ...

February 11th, 2016 |  


How to be the hero of your Super Bowl party

How to be the hero of your Super Bowl party

There’s a pretty big football game coming up this weekend. You may have heard of it. In fact, here in North Carolina, you’re probably exci...

February 4th, 2016 |  


My Korean cooking adventure

My Korean cooking adventure

I heard a really interesting segment on NPR not long ago about kimchi. I know next to nothing about Korean cuisine, but I do know the word kimchi. My ...

January 28th, 2016 |  


Making life better for children

Making life better for children

If one of us was driving down one of our country roads and saw a small child drowning in a farm pond, even if we were going to a very important meetin...

January 28th, 2016 |