When Life Gives You Pineapples

Pina coladas were made for summer! The icy blend of pineapple and coconut flavors provide a cocktail fantastic for cooling off on those hot summer days. With few ingredients and little measuring, this cocktail comes together in no time at all.  

eLEMONator Elixir

Grab a coconut milk with a touch of tumeric or a smoothie with a dab of elderberry syrup. Perhaps an elixir with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and activated charcoal will do you some good.

Seasonal Side

Traditional Thanksgiving dinners have given way to informal gatherings called Friendsgivings where potlucks and BYOB take place during the month of November for extended family, friends and those seeking refuge during the holiday season. This salad is the perfect side dish to accommodate any and all who are welcomed to the table.  Serve with quinoa or another whole grain, and it…

Delight from the Sea

 Article Robert Lopez | Photography Lee Adams  The fillet rests on a pool of sweet soy sauce, nestled in between a scoop of sticky rice and a little mound of sauteed spinach.  Mary Grace Viado’s Hong Kong Sea Bass is a specialty at Village Tavern in Greensboro, an Asian-inspired dish she describes as simple but bursting with flavor.

A Coastal Thing

 Article Robert Lopez  Light a fire in the back, pull out a large pot and pretend you’re on the coast.  A big low-country boil is always a good excuse to gather with friends, says chef Tony Springs of Pepper Moon Catering.