Silence….the REAL issue

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Danaus plexippus in NC

We are experiencing a beautiful influx of migrating Monarch butterflies here in Wilmington, NC.  They are particularly drawn to lantana and butterfly bush…especially this one in our neighborhood!  www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/m/monarch-butterfly Can you see them?  Take a closer look! Many thanks to my neighbors Paul and Bonnie for brightening my day! Continue reading Danaus plexippus in NC

Middle Eastern Feast

Eating healthy with vegetarian middle eastern dishes is easy. Sunday supper with the bounty of our family garden and and a few extras.  Fattoush salad with garden tomatoes, parsley and mint tossed with mixed greens, toasted pita and tahini dressing.  Kasseri cheese and oil cured olives.GF My mom’s favorite cucumber salad.GF Recipe to follow…. Homemade falafel and green beans with onions and shatta round out the feast.GF Vegetarian is so refreshing on a hot summer night! Helen’s Cucumber Salad 2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers 1 tsp. Salt 1/2 red (or yellow)sweet onion, sliced thin 1/2 cup greek yogurt or labne … Continue reading Middle Eastern Feast

Local sources

Great finds today @portcityproduce2 and @seaviewcrabcompany just up the road from me in little old Wilmington, N.C..  Burgundy okra roasted in bacon fat was crispy and fun to eat. Black sea bass from my favorite fish monger, broiled with a lightly browned butter sauce was flaky and moist.  Tri-color quinoa with spring onions rounded out the meal. Local is ALWAYS best! Continue reading Local sources