Spring Salad of Mâche, Peas, and Radishes

Spring Salad of Mâche, Peas, and Radishes with a Lemon-Walnut Vinaigrette

Spring Salad of Mâche, Peas, and Radishes with a Lemon-Walnut Vinaigrette (Nikki Sawyer Moore photo)

Nikki Sawyer Moore bug 2013This salad will be on my table this weekend.   Sweet and nutty mâche is the centerpiece with dainty microgreens and peppery watercress thrown in for visual and gustatory pleasure.   Radishes, crisp snow peas, and English peas peek out like Easter eggs on a spring morning and crumbled feta provides a salty finishing touch.    The walnut oil grounds the salad with its earthy flavor and lemon juice and zest balance the vinaigrette with brilliant zing.  And if all that weren’t enough to get this salad on your table, may I add that it is gorgeous. Continue Reading

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Mouthwatering choices for your 2014 Easter brunch

dining news bugWhat are your Easter dinner plans? Cooking in or dining out? The forecast calls for sunny and clear, and area restaurants – from Alton’s in Cornelius to Epic Chophouse in Mooresville to Flatiron Kitchen and Restaurant X in Davidson – offer plenty of choices for Easter brunch. Also, don’t forget about the weekly Lunch in the Lot Food Truck Wednesdays at the Oak Street Mill. Continue Reading

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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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