Nutrition Leaders: Dolena “Dolly” Bell

March 3, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

The youngest of five Gillikins, Bell grew up on a farm eight miles east of Beaufort in a little community called “Bettie.” Back then, everybody worked. Her father and brothers worked the farm by day, then often her father fished at night to support the family. They raised hogs and chickens, butchering and curing them themselves as there were no refrigerators or freezers then, she recalls. On Saturdays, her mother took fresh vegetables to the Morehead City market. “Sunday was a free day. Sunday we went to church.”

Steamed Shrimp with Soy-Ginger Sauce

February 17, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea Steaming offers one of the best preparation methods for accenting the natural tastes of seafood. In steaming, food cooks over liquid. And any seafood can be steamed — fillets, steaks, dressed fish and…

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Oyster Stew

February 3, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea A frequently asked question about oysters concerns red, green or mottled oysters. These colors are harmless, usually associated with the oyster’s diet. The red color disappears when the oyster liquid is warmed….

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Carolina Baked Flounder

January 6, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea Southerners can claim a proud heritage of good foods and superior cooking. We remain famous for plantation fare as well as our city hospitality, and are known worldwide for our flair for…

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Linguine with Shrimp Sauce

December 9, 2013 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea Most of our pasta recipes almost make a meal in themselves. Just add a crisp vegetable salad, and enjoy a little taste of Italy. 1 1/2 pound medium shrimp 3/4 pound…

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