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Tomato Jam – Sweet, Savory & Everything in Between

If you have never tried Tomato Jam, you are in for a treat. I have been reading about this jam and when I saw the recipe in the New York Times, I knew I had to make it. I didn’t like their recipe – too many conflicting spices. I tried several iterations and now I… Click to read more about Chloe’s Killer Tomato Jam

Senator Bob Martin Ag Center: A Gem in Williamston, NC has something for everyone The Senator Bob Martin Ag Center is named after the late Senator Bob Martin, who was a champion of rural development and agriculture. It is located in eastern North Carolina in the small town of Williamston.  It has 100,000 square feet… Click to learn about our fabulous Equestrian Center

Starlink on the Farm at Big Mill B&B

We try to keep up with all the tech changes – it keeps us busy. I was on the waiting list for Starlink for 15 months, so when they wrote and said, “Yea or Nay?” I said “YES!” So far, so good. For those of you asking, “What is Starlink?” it is Elon Musk’s Satellite… Click to see how fun the Starlink is on the Farm

Nurse Nancy’s Hurricane Chili

When I worked at our local hospital, I had a wonderful nurse friend, Nurse Nancy, who lived on the Pamlico River. Whenever we had a hurricane, she came to stay with me – and she made her fabulous chili. There was a secret ingredient – Tequila. Best Hurricane Chili This comforting chili seems to please… Click to read about how this chili recipe came to be

Hook Hand – A Different Kind of Brewery & Pub

Hook Hand is an unusual name for a brewery or pub. The name Hook Hand is in reference to East Carolina University and their mascot – a pirate – and some pirates have Hooks for Hands.  Well, that is what Jeremy, the owner told me. I must mention that not all the folks in this… Click to learn about this interesting Watering Hole

Big Mill Bed & Breakfast is now accepting payment in cryptocurrency for all services offered It is not so easy to teach an old dog new tricks – but maybe you can. We studied cryptocurrency and we are ready! You can now pay your bill at Big Mill B&B with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency… To read about Cryptocurrecy at Big Mill B&B click here.

Extended Stay Lodging Eastern NC – Home Away from Home

Nurses, doctors and folks doing Locum Tenens work who need lodging in eastern North Carolina for short and long-term stays will find Big Mill B&B rooms, suites and apartments the perfect Home Away from Home. We offer special long-term rates and and most reservations qualify for tax-free stays. Rates range from $250 to $400 week… Click to find out more about Big Mill Extended Stay

Best Banana Bread has a Secret Ingredient

It seems all banana breads taste the same. Well, not this banana bread. Banana Bread has a Secret Ingredient • 1 large egg• 1/4 cup corn oil• ¾ cups sugar• 1 teaspoon vanilla• 1/4 cup milk• 1/2 cup mashed over-ripe banana (1 VERY RIPE banana)• 1 cup self-rising flour• 1 dash salt• 1/2 cup walnuts… click to get the recipe for this Best Banana Bread

The Flower Killing Moon

When you see that beautiful full moon in May – know that it is a Flower Moon. It occurs at the time in spring when flowers pop up everywhere. David Grann writes on page one in his book Killers of the Flower Moon, “In April, millions of tiny flowers spread over the blackjack hills and… click to read about the Flower Killing Moon in eastern North Carolina

Try This Hot Pepper Vinegar Recipe

These tiny bottles of Peppers and Vinegar are a must-have for any southern cooks to serve with greens like collards. They also make great gifts. Hot Pepper Vinegar This does not need to be refrigerated. 1 pound of small (hot red peppers-the peppers must fit into the mouths of the jars)1/2 gallon distilled (white 5%… Click to learn more about Chloe’s Hot Pepper Vinegar Recipe