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October 2015

The Albemarle Tradewinds

The Albemarle Tradewinds merges your business into printed and social media. A retired educator and veteran, Cooke has become an advocate for renewed patriotism, and a critic of poverty in our region. “If many politicians have become more the problem than the solution,” states Cooke, “then good people are encouraged to speak-up, step-up, and fix the mess.” BLACK LIVES MATTER…To Whom by C.L. Cooke I recently listened to a YouTube talk by Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory. The Black legislator pointed out that he was not supporting the campaign for the incumbent US Senator from his state. He stated while she flies around on private jets and sips champagne, the area he represents, “the Hill”, has been poor for generations and is not getting any better. You see, Senator Guillory is tired of the broken promises, continued poverty, and black voter loyalty to the Democratic Party that makes promises they do not keep. His comments bring to mind the same rut we continue to perpetuate in my Congressional District, the North Carolina 1st (NC01). Black poverty has dominated my district for over one hundred and thirty years. Our current representative, like many of his predecessors is black. During over a century of Democratic Party representation in Washington, DC, we have remained poor, and too, black voters here support the Democrat at the cost of their personal and family well-being. While our quality of life only improves from technology and scattered retail growth, the burden is multiplied by the fact that state legislators from both political parties, Democratic and Republican, long ago bought into the premise that Northeastern North Carolina should look to Virginia for jobs and prosperity. We cannot be any worse off by voting a career politician out of office for we have not been any better off reelecting them. Remember, only you know how you vote once you enter the voting booth. As God’s children, we all matter. God sees no color, nor should we, and it certainly is apparent that our lives matter little to the same ole politicians who song and dance us and do not deliver. Please search Elbert Guillory and heed his words. Stop, think, and vote on every Election Day. Senator Guillory helped defeat Landrieu in Louisiana, and Hagan in North Carolina. The public discourse is exposing many truths about the past, and the 2016 election cycle can put NC01 back on the burner to recover from over a century of neglect. We The People can pull together. We have the numbers on our side. Let’s us use our strength. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world. The future is for them. Comments? E-Mail to 20 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015

Enjoy Outer Banks Seafood - It’s Fish In A Bag! By Rosie Hawthorne I’m going to show you a technique for cooking fish you may have overlooked – poisson en papillote, or fish in paper to us. En papillote is French for “in parchment.” It’s a moist-heat cooking method in which the food is put in a folded package, sealed, and baked. The food is steamed in its own flavorful liquids and juices. As the packet heats, air inside expands and the flavors of the ingredients are swept into it, swirling throughout the packet. The food is cooked with flavored air and the ingredients form a sauce of their own essence. Some understanding of your ingredients is necessary so you know what flavors and seasonings work together, but the en papillote method easily lends itself to numerous flavor profiles. Cooking en papillote is a gentle, delicate cooking method perfect for any white fish fillet - cod, striped bass or rockfish, grouper, mahi mahi, or flounder. It encourages the cook to experiment with different flavor combinations, allowing the ingredients to flavor and complement each other. Add fresh herbs and wine and you have culinary synergy, where the total is more than the sum of its parts. Rockfish En Papillote Rockfish fillets, 4-5 ounces each Carrot, peeled Celery Onion Multicolored peppers Old Bay seasoning Lemon slices Unsalted butter pats Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper White wine Thinly slice the carrot, celery, onion, peppers, and lemon. Fold a large square of parchment paper in half and cut a heart shape out of it. Place the fillet against the fold of one half of the heart. Top with vegetable strips. Dot with butter. Season lightly with kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, and Old Bay. To seal, begin at the top of the heart, fold over a small piece of parchment, move to the side a quarter inch and fold over the next piece so that it holds down the first fold. Continue moving, fold after fold, until you’ve worked within an inch or two of the end. Pour in some wine. How much is up to you. Continue folding and crimping to the tip, and tuck the tip under the parchment to seal. For more recipes and tours through Rosie’s Garden, visit me at Place parchment packages onto rimmed baking tray and bake at 350° for about 22 minutes. Let packets rest about 3-5 minutes, letting the steam and flavors do their magic. Open the packet and inhale the wafting steam and aroma. It’s intoxicating. Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? The Treasure Hunter “Don’t do it... without checking with me first” Milton Sawyer 252-722-6078 Cash Buyer Gold & Silver Jewelry & Coins Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 21