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Nibbles and Sips: March 27, 2019

Stay tuned for fun food-centric travel to The Heart of North Carolina

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This is my new friend Kelly.

Kelly is a Cape Porcupine, the largest breed of porcupine in the world. Kelly loves to eat local and nibbles and sips on North Carolina apples and sweet potatoes! She lives in the dessert dome at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC.

You can read more about my adventures with Kelly in my Road Trip: Asheboro, NC post which will go live here later this afternoon.

Today it is my pleasure to appear on WCNC’s Charlotte Today to share all the Nibbles and Sips and things to do and see in the Heart of North Carolina.

Those adventures include the opportunity my husband Tom and I had to meet this guy, who (BTW) enjoys local hush puppies as his nibble and sips go-to.

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Stay tuned, I’ll be on Charlotte’s NBC affiliate, WCNC sometime between 11 and noon today, Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Then I’ll follow up on these digital pages with all the details on everything there is to see, do, eat, drink and enjoy in and around Asheboro, NC, The Heart of North Carolina.

Don’t Miss Any of the Delicious Details

In the upcoming Asheboro post, I’ll embed the video from my Charlotte Today travel segment. That way, you won’t miss any of the delicious details. Including all the places you can Nibble and Sip your way through Asheboro, Randelman, Ramseur and Seagrove, NC where you can find all of this and more.

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Meanwhile, read up on my upcoming On the Farm cooking classes and make plans to join in the fun.

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April 7 -On the Farm at Proffitt Cattle Company – Beef and Coffee 2-6pm

In this springtime On the Farm beef-centric class, I am pairing Proffitt’s beef with local coffee! This class begins with a farm tour. You will see the finishing herd that grazes the grasses surrounding the Proffitt homestead. Participants will learn all about what it takes to be an organic rancher. The process and attention to detail is amazing! Back inside (and out at the grill) we will cook with Proffitt’s delicious grass fed and finished beef. Every course will feature beef and coffee in the form of marinades, sauces, and dry rubs. Things start with a beefy appetizer and a bubbly toast upon arrival; followed by 4 additional beef-centric courses including a beef braise in the Instapot!
Our host, Shelley Proffitt Eagan will have beef for sale at the class, so plan to bring a cooler along to stock up! Cost $95 Email Me at to reserve your spot.

Bring Mom to the Farm – Saturday May 11 – at Tega Hills Farm 2-5:30 pm

Always fun to be with my friends Mark and Mindy Robinson at Tega Hills Farm. At this farm lettuces and microgreens grow hydroponically inside the greenhouses and conventionally outside the greenhouses. We’ll start with a little bite to eat and a beverage with which to toast. Then, its on into the greenhouses to tour this incredible hydroponic farm of lettuces, microgreens and more. I’ll have a kitchen set up in one of the greenhouses  – or outside under the tents if weather allows. We’ll prepare 4 wonderful courses features the greens and veggies that Mark and Mindy so lovingly grow. I’ll supplement the produce with a variety of proteins from other local farms. Cost $85 Email me at to make your reservations!

Saturday May 18 – On the Farm at New Town Farms 2-5:30 pm

The very first On the Farm class I ever taught was with Sammy and Melinda Koenigsberg at New Town Farm. We did it as a lark and had no idea of the far reach it would have. I always look forward to heading back to New Town and to the Koenigsberg’s kitchen. This is our annual springtime at New Town On the Farm Cooking Class.

To kick things off we’ll share in an appetizer and fun springtime cocktail. Then Sammy will take us on a farm tour, sharing his philosophy and his love for what he does so well. We’ll met the pigs and chickens and see where  all the wonderful veggies grow. Then, back to the kitchen to cook together to prepare a 4 course from New Town farm meal.   Don’t Miss It – this class only comes around once a year! Cost $85 Email me at to hold your spot!

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