Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Spinach & ricotta stuffed shells.

Spinach & ricotta stuffed shells.

Nikki Sawyer Moore bug 2013It wasn’t always picture perfect. One time my brother, 5 or 6 years old at the time, claimed that a bite of egg would make him throw up. Upon ingesting the offending egg, he proceeded to make his pronouncement come true right by his chair to the alarm and disgust of everyone else. Many a night, one (or two) of us would be left staring at a piece of broccoli or a pile of peas while twisting a napkin in bored defiance. More than once, the theatrics of a family argument on such serious topics as who allowed the hamster to escape (again) or whose turn it was to feed the dog, upstaged the lovingly prepared food on our plates. Continue Reading

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Crowd jams Davidson Farmer’s Market for opening day

Tommy Barbee of Barbee Farms in Concord picks out pepper and tomato plants for a customer. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Tommy Barbee of Barbee Farms in Concord picks out pepper and tomato plants for a customer. See more photos below. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net/CorneliusNews.net

Saturday was buzzing in downtown Davidson as the Davidson Farmer’s Market started its 2014 season. Kids played in the Mary Beaty tot lot, hundreds of market goers shopped and mingled, guitarist Rusty Knox picked original tunes and visitors checked out the new Millstone Bake House and new offerings at Summit Coffee. Continue Reading

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Curried Deviled Eggs

Curried Deviled Eggs

Curried Deviled Eggs

Nikki Sawyer Moore bug 2013Deviled eggs, whether topped with caviar, or in a nod to the past, simply sprinkled with a bit of paprika, are one of those dishes that always make folks happy when they appear on a table. I particularly crave them this time of year when warmer days make me want to head to the nearest park with a blanket and a basket full of nibbles. Continue Reading

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Doors open at Millstone Bake House on Main St.

Sara Hord talks to a coworker through an open display rack that sits between the kitchen and the shop at Millstone Bake House & Provisions. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Sara Hord talks to a coworker through an open display rack that sits between the kitchen and the shop at Millstone Bake House & Provisions. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

dining news bugMillstone Bake House & Provisions opened its doors Saturday morning on Main Street in Davidson, the newest entrant on downtown’s growing roster of food and drink options. Although owners Sara and Mark Hord planned a quiet day of training, word got out and they served a steady stream of customers for a limited menu of opening day breads, biscuits and pastries.
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Leek and potato soup

Leek and potato soup (Nikki Sawyer Moore photo)

Leek and potato soup (Nikki Sawyer Moore photo)

Nikki Sawyer Moore bug 2013

The calendar announced its arrival, but spring is still battling winter. Despite the daffodils, I’m not sure who is winning. The temperature is plummeting below freezing tonight and today’s dreary weather, with a spattering of rain, has me seeking comfort indoors with a bowl of leek and potato soup.

Yes, I know I’m posting on soup again, but it’s time to get your fill. Before we know it, we’ll be doing everything in our power not to turn on the oven and the thought of a pot of stew, simmering on the stove, will not be as appealing in July. Continue Reading

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Bacchus Wine and Tapas coming to Langtree

dining news bugWhen it comes right down to it, what we all want in a restaurant is a comfortable space, with good food and (at least in my case) good wine. Bacchus Wine & Tapas, a new eatery coming to LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville this spring promises to bring all those elements together. Also below, news about a Restaurant X fundraising day, the reopening of Peninsula China Bistro in Cornelius, and the March (Beer) Madness at Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse. Continue Reading

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