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Finding some peace at Cafe Harmony

There’s a lot that makes me happy about the expanding organic movement; the focus on the source of our food, attention back to local, non-corporate farming, raising the questions of ethics into what we eat. But, I’ve also seen a lot of bad with the movement when it comes to the food it prepares. Food can be healthy and ethical, but it should also taste good and a lot of restaurants I’ve been to focusing on the organic lost the focus on imagination and basic seasoning. When I heard that my local organic food store Harmony Farms had opened up a small brunch/lunch cafe, I was hoping that they’d be able to jump that hurdle and offer something really surprising…

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Adventures in Home Cooking: Tony’s Birthday edition

My typical birthday dinner is a night out, but I wanted to do something for Tony’s 31st birthday (yep, he’s getting to be an old man). I decided to tackle two of his favorite things; carrot cake and Spaghetti alla Carbonara. My attempts were both disappointing and delicious. Continue reading

Blissful: Cupcakes at Bliss bakery

As may be apparent from my many many fillings, I have always been a big fan of the sweets, particularly those of the cake and frosting variety.  Naturally, Julia and I were both really excited when the Cupcake Shoppe (104 Glenwood Ave Raleigh, NC) opened in Raleigh,and we have always enjoyed stopping by to get a sweet snack.  However,  I have always find myself feeling a little disappointed with their overly rich and heavy cupcakes.   Although I do still really enjoy the peanut butter cup cupcake, Jules and I have been looking for a newer possibly lighter baked alternative.  So, we were both really excited when we had heard that Bliss Bakery (431 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC) which also has a cupcake-centric menu.

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Hippos and Star wars cupcakes

We have been lax in our blog posts lately, but let me say that we have at least 3 posts in the works for the next few days.  Anyways on to the good stuff.  Friday night links are comin up…

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