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Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 Web Final

November 2016

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Loft Gardens Intimate gatherings at the loft gardens Sleeps up to 10 Book your holidays events with loft gardens Call Doris at 252 339 6317 for rates. Master Gardener’s Schedule Fall Decorating Workshop by Jane Elfring Looking for ways to decorate your home for the holidays with natural materials? Get in touch with your inner Pinterest at the Elizabeth City Extension Master Gardener’s fall decorating workshop. On Saturday, Nov. 5, the members will hold a free “Seasonal Decorating with Natural Materials” workshop from 10 am-12 pm at the Pasquotank Extension Center, 1209 McPherson St. Participants will learn to make items such as cinnamon stick candle holders, fall decoupaged jars, wrapped pine cones, magnolia leaf wreaths, snowmen grapevine wreaths and rake decorating. Pine cones, dried okra, Spanish moss and sweet gum balls will be available for participants to take home. Master Gardener volunteers will demonstrate each craft and provide detailed instruction sheets to participants to take home. Participants are eligible to win door prizes and refreshments will be served. Jane Elfring is a local freelance writer for My Outer Banks Home and other local publications and a ghostwriter for LifebookUK. A retired teacher and journalist, she is involved in a number of local civic organizations. The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 Extension Master Gardeners complete a 40-hour training program, complete an examination and complete 40 hours of internship to be certified. There are 73 counties in North Carolina with an Extension Master Gardener program and over 4000 active volunteers. For information about the program, contact the Extension Office at 338-3954. To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better. - Victor Hugo This month’s message is at the bottom of page 38 22 Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016

A Drum Roll for Thanksgiving Fan Rolls By Rosie Hawthorne The breaking of bread is a simple but ancient rite. It is a conspicuous act signifying giving thanks and fellowship. Special meals require special bread and such is the case at Thanksgiving. I have the perfect rolls for your Thanksgiving meal. They’re excellent on their own, but dipping these delights in a mushroom and giblet gravy or sopping up sauces and drippings takes them to wonderful places. If you have any leftover, you might try them toasted with cinnamon and sugar for breakfast. They are buttery. They are yeasty. They are rich. They are crisp. They are chewy. They are fan rolls. And they are grand. Fan Rolls 3 ounces warm skim milk (110°) 3 ounces warm heavy cream (110°) 1 egg and 1 yolk, room temperature 1 packet yeast 3 1/2 - 4 cups of King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tsp kosher salt 8 TB unsalted butter, softened, cut into 8 pieces 4 TB unsalted butter, melted In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine, milk, cream, egg, yolk, and yeast. Let sit until foamy. Add 3 1/2 cups flour and the salt. Using the dough hook, knead on medium-low until dough is shaggy. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and separate into two balls. Roll one dough ball into a 15 x 12 inch rectangle with 15-inch side parallel to counter’s edge. Repeat with remaining dough and 1 TB butter. Cover loosely in plastic and let dough rise until double in size - about 2 hours. Add softened butter, one tablespoon at a time. Continue to knead until dough is smooth - about 7 minutes, adding more flour if needed. Place dough in greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled, about 2 hours. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin. Cut dough vertically into 6 (2 1/2 x 12 inch) strips. Brush tops of strips with 1 TB melted butter, then stack strips evenly on top of each other, buttered to unbuttered side. Cut stacked dough strips into six equal stacks. Place stacks, cut side up, in each cup. Heat oven to 350°. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through and brush rolls with remaining 2 TB butter. Let cool in tins for 5 minutes, then remove and transfer to wire rack. For more recipes, tours of my garden, and the occasional travelogue, please visit with Rosie at KitchensAreMonkeyBusiness. com. For any culinary questions, e-me at Rosie Social problems overstep frontiers. The sores of the human race, those great sores which cover the globe, do not halt at the red or blue lines traced upon the map. - Victor Hugo God manifests himself to us in the first degree through the life of the universe, and in the second degree through the thought of man. - Victor Hugo Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 250 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 23