Food and Dining 

Ricotta-Herb Dip

Nikki Sawyer Moore bug 2013

Too many herbs on your hands? Put them in ricotta and hey presto, a refreshing, flavorful dip.

Too many herbs on your hands? Put them in ricotta and hey presto, a refreshing, flavorful dip.

After a flurry of summer travel, I came home to an herb garden that more closely resembled a jungle. Thyme cascaded over the edge of the bed, my oregano looked like a small shrub, and basil was everywhere. I am always surprised when this happens.

In the spring, right after planting, every snip taken seems on the verge of ending the young plant’s life. I’m so eager to harvest that I find it hard to sit back and let them grow. Yet without fail, halfway through the summer and despite my efforts to the contrary, I find myself with more herbs than I know what to do with it and a flurry of activity ensues. Continue Reading

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Peach and Jalapeno Popsicles

Nikki Sawyer Moore bug 2013

The sweet of summer peaches is chased by the spicy jalapeno--perfect for cooling off in mid-summer.

The sweet of summer peaches is chased by the spicy jalapeno in these refreshing popsicles–perfect for cooling off in mid-summer.

Our baby gets credit for these pops. I’ve brainstormed about a new cocktail recipe all week. I wanted a drink made for summer. Something straight from the farmer’s market that quenched the deepest thirst. I just didn’t have time to make enjoy a cocktail.

I hadn’t totally given up hope. I craved a cocktail that was sweet and spicy, so I made a batch of jalapeño simple syrup earlier this week. It sat lonely in the fridge while I changed diapers, responded to emails, and dealt with a to-do list that runs the length of my yellow legal pad. Sigh…cocktails were not in my future. Continue Reading

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Cabarrus cuts incubator farm funding, deal brings it back

Joe Rowland joined Lomax as a farmer-in-training in 2010. He now owns an 18-acre poultry and produce farm in Gold Hill. (Tasnim Shamma/WFAE)

Joe Rowland joined Lomax as a farmer-in-training in 2010. He now owns an 18-acre poultry and produce farm in Gold Hill. (Tasnim Shamma/WFAE)

WFAEpartnerlogo2014By TASNIM SHAMMA
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CONCORD - Say you want to become a farmer. If you didn’t grow up on a farm, where do you start? In Cabarrus County, you can go to farm school.

The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm was launched in 2009 to give first-generation farmers an opportunity to learn the trade.

And earlier this month, it was the subject of a funding controversy that led to the organic farm’s being shut down for a week in the middle of the growing season.  Continue Reading

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Ceremony welcomes Bacchus Wine & Tapas to Langtree

Kirk Ballard, president of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, prepares to cut a ribbon at Bacchus Wine & Tapas Thursday. At left is Michael Amodio, and at right Brittany and Dan Amodio. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Kirk Ballard, president of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, prepares to cut a ribbon at Bacchus Wine & Tapas Thursday. At left is Michael Amodio, and at right Brittany and Dan Amodio. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

BacchusWineTapas-logoBacchus Wine & Tapas at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon. Owners Michael Amodio, Daniel Amodio and Brittany Amodio snipped the ribbon surrounded by fellow businesspeople and customers. Continue Reading

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Food trucks now at Oak St. Mill Fridays, too

A crowd gathered at the Sunrise Grill truck in the Oak Street Mill parking lot Wednesday. (David Boraks photo)

Diners waited for their orders during a Food Truck Wednesday in 2013 at the Oak Street Mill. (David Boraks photo)

Cornelius Cultural Arts Group is expanding its “Lunch in the Lot” food trucks at Oak Street Mill in downtown Cornelius to a second day, Fridays, beginning this week.

Food trucks now can be found in the parking lot both Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 2pm. This Friday, July 11, will feature OOOWEE BBQ.

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Bacchus and Yoforia at Langtree; Uncle Maddio’s opens

Yoforia has opened at Langtree Lake Norman, offering organic frozen yogurt in a variety of flavors. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Yoforia has opened at Langtree Lake Norman, offering organic frozen yogurt in a variety of flavors. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

dining news bugBacchus Wine & Tapas at Langtree Lake Norman will cut a ribbon Thursday to formally celebrate its debut on the Lake Norman dining scene. Also at Langtree, frozen yogurt shop Yoforia opened its doors this week. Meanwhile, Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse in Davidson has a wine dinner featuring Spanish and Chilean wines on Tuesday, July 15. And Uncle Maddio’s pizza opened Monday in the Northcross area off Sam Furr Road in Hunterville. Plus, the Queens Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week is back. Continue Reading

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