Category Archives: North Carolina

6 Ways to Wind Up with the Best Deals during Shoulder Season

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Share it now! Book early—reserve a room in advance to reap benefits like peace of mind, plenty of selection and discounts that are only available if you book ahead. For example, the oceanfront Courtyard by Marriott in Carolina Beach is currently offering 20% off … Continue reading

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Detox with spices

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Share it now!Often times “spice” is used synonymously with “heat.” Spices are generally used to impart flavors to food, and not all spices are hot. When people refer to spicy food, they are thinking curry, red chili and strong flavors. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tree family tradition

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Share it now!Escape to the mountains, sit by a cozy fire, bite into a peppermint soufflé and visit a Christmas tree farm. Picture a better Christmas tree family tradition? I recently experienced the perfect weekend holiday-season getaway at the Old … Continue reading

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Pork Shoulder Confit, Wild Rice, Parsley Root Pure, Cheerwine Glaze

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Share it now!Recipe courtesy of Old Edwards Inn and Spa 2# pork shoulder 1 cup green salt (3/4 cup kosher1/4cup herbs processed in robocoupe) Portion pork shoulder into 4 -8 oz portions. Liberally season with green salt. Leave to rest … Continue reading

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Oak Street Cafe

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Share it now!Located off Main Street in downtown Highlands, is a restaurant you will make sure not to miss. A tiny doorway leads you to a staircase to the first floor of Oak Street Cafe where a casual dining room … Continue reading

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