Lauren Stinchcomb of Concord started riding horses as a toddler and has been competing in rodeos since first grade. In 2010, she was crowned the Georgia High School Rodeo Queen in Perry.
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2 pounds unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
6 cups water
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 ripe avocado - peeled, pitted and chopped
Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.
Bring 6 cups water and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan; add shrimp. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain shrimp, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
Stir together reserved liquid, ketchup, and next 3 ingredients. Stir in shrimp, tomato, and cilantro. Chill. Serve with lime wedges, and saltines, if desired. [Full story »]
1 1/4 pound wild salmon, skin removed, cut into 4 pieces
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Preheat oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit. Place salmon pieces on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper; roast for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine mustard, maple syrup, garlic and lemon juice. After the 10 minutes of cooking, brush salmon with mixture and return to the oven for 5 minutes or until salmon is just cooked through.
One of Pike County’s most dedicated firefighters is being honored March 26 with a Jackson Family Benefit Ride. Dale Jackson recently lost his wife to colon cancer and the goal of the ride is to help with some of the medical expenses the family incurred over the past years.
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Opening day for Pike County baseball and softball will kick off with a parade Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. through downtown Zebulon. The opening ceremonies will be held at John Hollis field starting at 12 noon. Each team will be recognized and the first pitch of the season will be thrown. Games will start around 1 p.m.
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2 medium potatoes (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch salt (more as needed)
1 egg (lightly beaten)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons fresh chives (or spring onions chopped)
3 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (grated) (optional)
*Pre-heat the oven to 350F (175C).
*Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or use paper liners (preferably green or with shamrocks on them).
*In a small saucepan, cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 8 minutes or until just tender.
*Drain and rinse under cold water and set aside.
*In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
*In a large bowl, beat the egg, oil, buttermilk, chives or spring onion and parsley.
*Stir the flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture until nearly combined. Gently fold in potatoes. Add the cheese if using, note that you should reduce the added salt if using a salty cheese like parmesan or crumbled feta.
*Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes. You can top these with extra grated cheese, sesame seeds or even some flax seeds.
*Remove pan from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove muffins and cool on rack.
Pike County’s agribusiness authority started an innovative new market for residents and local farmers. Wednesday Market allows consumers to order products from farmers via their website at WednesdayMarket.locallygrown.net so farmers will know exactly how much produce to harvest. Consumers can choose from a variety of items and place their order by Monday at 10 p.m. so farmers can harvest the items for the Wednesday Market.
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1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups rolled oats
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts, or slivered almonds
This is a basic recipe. Feel free to add any other goodies you love in granola.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and reserve.
Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy.
When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time. When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container. [Full story »]