From Bill Smith’s Kitchen – Eastern North Carolina Corned Ham

11 Comments For the last few years the Carrboro Farmers’ Market has been open year round. It’s much smaller of course, but still worth visiting. This winter for a change we have had a real drawn-out cold…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Should I worry that crickets have decided to move into my basement this winter? Thankfully, they are rather polite tenants and respectful of quiet hours. Although generally nondestructive, they are eating the…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, My girlfriend and I are about to spend our first Christmas together, and already we’re having problems.  She insists on getting a real tree, not to mention garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and just…

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Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books

8 Comments 8 Comments We’re pleased to turn today’s post over to our Senior Editor, Amy Gash. Read below as she talks about how she dreamed up the idea for What the Dormouse Said! I love quotations. I collect…

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Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

No Comments No Comments Welcome to the December edition of Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals. We had some great entries from readers this time around, and we hope more of you will be inspired to submit your own treasures (interpret…

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Southern Belly Redux

No Comments No Comments John T. Edge, “the Faulkner of Southern food” (the Miami Herald) and author of  Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Companion to the South is today’s guest author. He’ll be popping in on our blog…

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Bill Smith’s Top Tips for Thanksgiving

No Comments No Comments It’s been a long time since I have had to cook the whole meal at Thanksgiving. The fact that I am not afraid to make gravy generally proves to be contribution enough.  At my mother’s…

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Lauren Grodstein Recommends . . .

No Comments No Comments Today’s blog post comes from A Friend of the Family author Lauren Grodstein. We asked her to tell us about her favorite books, and she provided us with this great list! I’ve been traveling around…

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Interview with Tim Crothers

No Comments No Comments Tim Crothers, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Hard Work, was kind enough to answer some questions about his latest project. Algonquin: How did you come to write this book with Coach Williams? Did…

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Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

2 Comments 2 Comments Welcome to the second installation of Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin appraisals. The author of the Sterling Glass mysteries, The Big Steal and Stealing with Style, gives us the lowdown on our office treasures. Want in on…

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