July 14, 2012
Palmetto Cheese Spread, “The Pimento Cheese with Soul” by Pawleys Island Specialty Foods. Delicious, try with thin little Pretzel Crisps (by Snack Factory). Both available at Harris Teeter.
Movie from Red Box: “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” with Jason Segal, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon. A heartwarming film about a couple of misfit brothers who come to each other’s aid –http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588334/#.
First Annual Red Nose Wine Festival at Marshes Light took place on Thursday afternoon, July 12. The place was transformed into a classy venue for wine tastings, live music, food, shopping and great fellowship all to benefit the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. Had fun helping Christine, The Wine Specialist, at the tastings tent. Stay tuned for more photos.
From the Dare County Library: The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. I couldn’t put it down – great summertime read for the beach or the pool.
Categories: Arts, Dining, Food & Wine, Marshes Light Marina, outer banks, People of Interest, Shopping, Things to do, travel, Uncategorized.
February 13, 2012
I’ve been a patron of the Dare County Library for many years. Back in the early days when there was just the one branch in Manteo, I looked forward to the bookmobile which came twice a month to the local fire department (close enough for me to run over for a few minutes). I would find books on the New York Times Best Seller List (from the Sunday newspaper) and place my requests and eagerly wait for the books to come in.
Over the past several years, I have been frequenting the Library in Manteo. I’ve checked out numerous books on tapes (great for long road trips), books on self-help, business development, personal wealth, cookbooks, gardening, fiction and nonfiction. I am currently working my way through NPR’s list of the ten best novels for 2011. In case you missed it, click here.
I’m nose deep in The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. I agree with Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City, who said:
“Not being a huge fan of the national pastime, I found it easy to resist the urge to pick up this novel, but once I did I gave myself over completely, and scarecely paused for meals. Like all successful works of literature, The Art of Fielding is an autonomous universe, much like the one we inhabit, although somehow more vivid.”
I love books, whether paperback or hardback, stories to read and mysteries to unravel, recipes to make your mouth water, photos to inspire and best of all, pages to turn.
For more information on the Dare County Library, click here.
Categories: Arts, Roanoke Island, Things to do, Uncategorized.
September 16, 2008
After a week of HOT humid weather, a much welcome northeaster has blown in, dropping temperatures and bringing some rain.
It’s a quiet afternoon in Marshes Light, perfect for sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch with a good book or magazine – I was just looking at the Paula Deen’s magazine, trying to find inspiration for dinner tonight. Shrimp & Grits or Linguine with Clam Sauce? Hmmm…
This weather just feels good, bringing a change of seasons and my favorite time of year on the Outer Banks.