Features: Food

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Seed packets are little encyclopedias

Seed packets are horticultural mini-encyclopedias packed full of vital instructions that will give you all the information you need to ensure success from germination to harvest.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

DFC Trading Co/ brings 'farm to fork' to Monroe

DFC Farms Trading Co. & Café offers fresh, locally farm-raised food in downtown Monroe.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Margaret Mullis

Margaret L. Mullis, 83, of Monroe, died on Feb. 25, 2015.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

North Carolina has beer renaissance

Margo Metzger describes it as a movement — a Southern craft beer movement. Bill Manley calls it a Renaissance.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Flowers, not just pretty, but tasty, too

Not all flowers are edible.  In fact, some can make you downright ill, so do your homework before nibbling from the landscape.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

Cooking oil: slick tips on a slippery topic

My wife cooked a pot roast last week. Instead of following one of my recipes, she decided to ask some fool named Google.