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Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

In this bourbon lemonade recipe, everyone’s favorite picnic drink gets a splash of spirits and a sprig of rosemary. Whip some up at an outdoor get-together.
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Fogwood Food Puts Local Produce on the Map

Brenda Sutton puts her energy into running Fogwood Farm with her husband, Rex Inman, in an effort to reduce food waste and encourage others to buy local.
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Equal Parts Stealthy and Sleek, Peccadillo Delights

An unmarked door leads to Carrboro’s modern version of a speakeasy at Peccadillo.
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Day’s End Braised Ribs & Shiitake Ragout Recipe

Put on your pajamas and pour a glass of red wine: For any chilly winter day, this is the comforting recipe you need.
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The Five-Star Gas Station: Saxapahaw General Store

A little bit old, a little bit new, the Saxapahaw General Store has something for everyone.
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Vimala’s Curryblossom Café

A woman brings Chapel Hill a taste of the Bombay home where she grew up.
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The Triangle’s TerraVita Bolsters Healthy Appetites

Colleen Minton founded TerraVita, a weekend event every autumn that showcases and offers local food, drink, and ways to prepare them that aren’t only good for your health, but good for the land, too.

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Raise a Glass with These New Year’s Eve Cocktails

You’ve always got your traditional champagne on New Year’s Eve, but be sure to give one of these great cocktail recipes a go. Cheers to the new year!
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hot buttered rum recipe

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

An unlikely cocktail ingredient, butter nicely accents the winter spices in this hot buttered rum recipe. When it’s just plain cold outside, warm up with a cup.
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Hidden Gem (er, Bean) Coffee Roasters

Good coffee comes with great care, each bean mulled over thoughtfully and roasted to perfection. From Counter Culture to Joe Van Gogh to Carrboro Coffee Roasters, North Carolina has long been home to many tried-and-true, small-scale coffee roasters. It’s clear this state cares about its coffee.* Whether they’re small or just plain teeny tiny, here are even more hidden gem coffee roasters throughout the state. Some you might not have heard of before, but in the throes of winter, get reacquainted with your cup of joe.
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Holiday Recipe Roundup

While everyone holds off for the one big meal at Thanksgiving, Christmas is an all-day culinary affair. There’s the hearty morning breakfast we fuel up with after a morning spent pulling bows off boxes. Then, you’ve got supper: gravy-laden and served homestyle. Dessert? Why, of course. And one doesn’t forget to nibble on the cheese ball or sip on some mulled wine between meals. This year, make your holiday even more memorable with this roundup of recipes, from the Our State table to yours.
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