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Chloe Tuttle

Easy Blueberry Jam Recipe with Cinnamon & Lime Zest

Blueberries are a gift - they speak "Summer" If you can pick your own blueberries that is the best. I have blueberries growing right outside my kitchen window and I try to use them any way I can. Local farmers' markets also have good berries. I love cooking with fresh blueberries and this is the [...]

Ocracoke Lighthouse on the Outer Banks

Built in 1823, the Ocracoke Lighthouse is North Carolina's oldest lighthouse still in use. In fact, Ocracoke Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse still in use in the entire United States, although this is controversial. It has been in constant use since 1823, except for a brief period during the Civil War when the Rebels dismantled the [...]

This easy Strawberry Bread recipe uses self-rising flour I just love this photo - I was outside getting ready to take a picture of these berries when a rainstorm made me take cover in my Old Red Truck. While I waited out the storm, I took this photo -- the lighting was perfect. It is [...]

Somerset Place Plantation

Somerset Place Plantation in Creswell, NC, is off the beaten path. In 1860, Somerset Place Plantation near Creswell, NC had 328 slaves, making it the third largest plantation in North Carolina.  At one time it encompassed 100,000 acres of land and swamp sitting on the shores of Lake Phelps right in the Great Dismal Swamp of [...]

Southern Molasses Pudding Cake Recipe

Molasses is a staple in the south - we use molasses for everything. It seemed like everybody's grandmother made Molasses Pudding and it was always a treat. In some parts of the country, it might be called Molasses Cake, but southerners call it Molasses Pudding. Once you add the Bourbon Sauce, it does seem more like a [...]

The Church Moved by the Hand of God

There is a small wood frame church in Swan Quarter, North Carolina, that was truthfully moved by the hand of God. In 1874, members of this small congregation in eastern North Carolina tried in vain to buy a piece of land from a Mr. Sam Sadler in order to build a church. This lot was [...]

Chloe’s Easy Homemade Suet Recipe

Big Mill B&B birds need special foods in the cold winter.  I was snowed in so I created this easy, new Suet Recipe with foods I had on hand in the pantry. The birds LOVE it! And children love helping you make it. There are two items you really need: grease (either lard, bacon fat [...]

Contented Cows at Simply Natural Creamery

All the cows at Simply Natural Creamery dairy in eastern NC  have a name - and they are all women. This wonderful North Carolina dairy and creamery produces some of the BEST ice cream around. And to think - it was started as a project for the children of the owners. Neil Moye bought three [...]

Chloe’s Journey to Spinning and Knitting a Hat

My love affair with knitting started years ago when I adopted my sheep, Maggie Belle and Yorick I was a graduate student at East Carolina University in  fiber arts, with a specialty in spinning and natural dyeing. I had lots of wonderful hand-spun yarn, but I never learned how to knit until friend Jody taught [...]

Recipe : How to Make Orange Extract

This orange extract makes the perfect gift for anyone who bakes or enjoys cocktails I love making gifts for friends, especially at the holiday season. This recipe for homemade orange extract is good any time of year. Just having these extracts on display brightens my kitchen. And you can make it again next year because friends [...]