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Chloe Tuttle

I’ve Written a Cookbook!

I have always wanted to write a cookbook that told the stories behind the recipes. One time, I took a month off and house-sat for my friends in the Florida Keys. Well, as usual, I was sidetracked with the beauty of the area. I would make a recipe and spend all my time taking photos… Read More

Fossil Hunting and the Fossil Museum in Aurora, N.C.

Dig for Fossils in Aurora, North Carolina Big kids and little kids like to dig in the dirt. When I was growing up on the farm here in eastern North Carolina, if we dug deep enough we could find a fossil. It was so exciting to get those remnants from the past and to know… Read More

Luscious Candied Figs Are the Food of Kings

One of the great things about late summer is that we have luscious figs. And when they ripen, they all ripen.  I have 8 little fig trees so I am always looking for new fig recipes. Friend Nancy gave me this recipe for dried figs. I fiddled with it and came up with Candied Figs… Read More

Pesto Genovese Recipe from Innkeeper at Big Mill B&B

Every summer I grow Basil and it thrives here in eastern North Carolina.What can you do with all this basil? Well, I make Pesto and freeze it to enjoy all year. Pesto will keep a long time in the freezer. It can be frozen in ice cube trays -- handy if you only need a… Read More

Fun Things to Do With Edible Flowers

Did you know that some flowers can be lunch? I grabbed my Edible Flower book and wandered around the yard, tasting. I eat whatever is in the yard that I KNOW is edible, including  pecans, blackberries, mulberries, blueberries, tomatoes, wild cherries, figs and cucumbers. Now I have added Edible Flowers to my "Okay to eat"… Read More

Black Bear Festival in Plymouth, NC

No matter what you think about bears, when someone says, "I saw a bear," you listen. Increasingly, we are beginning to see bears here in eastern North Carolina. They are mostly in the mountains and coastal regions - bears love our coastal pocosin habitat. In one of the articles I read, eastern North Carolina was… Read More

Mule Room Suite — Perfect for Long-Term Rentals

When I was growing up we had mules: Big Red, Little Red, Rock, Kit and Mary. There were other mules before my time, but I don't remember their names. We have spiffed up our mule Mary's quarters and we call her home the Mule Room Suite. Much discussion went into what to call it. A… Read More

The Hen and The Hog Restaurant in Halifax, NC, is a wonderful surprise. I love to explore local gems and this one is perfect. The restaurant is located in an old hardware store and the old floors remain - no trendy marble tiles here. But don’t be fooled - this is an upscale place; it just… Read More

Spiced Mulled Cider Recipe

Hot, Spicy Apple Cider Warms the Heart A great way to welcome fall and the chill in the air is to make up some hot, spicy cider. If you live where apples are grown, then you can use fresh-pressed cider. The rest of us can pick up some great cider in the store and create our own… Read More

The most easterly Barn Quilt on North Carolina's Quilt Trail is on the Pack House barn at Big Mill B&B in Williamston, NC. I just love it! I used to go to Quilting Bees with my mother when I was a child. I would play under the quilt all by myself. There were no other… Read More