This year has been full of unprecedented times and situations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families and individuals will be cooking at home this holiday season. That’s why we are bringing the dishes to you all month long in our Quarantine Kitchen series. We talked to twenty-three chefs who willingly shared some of their favorite dishes to prepare for the holidays. Stay tuned Dec. 1 through 24 on the blog as well as our social media channels for a new dish to feature in your home each day and let’s get cooking!
Few things go together quite like a good book and a sweet treat.
That’s the idea behind Sugar Island Bakery and Supplies, a combination bakery and bookstore located in Topsail Island. Offering a wide array of sweets along with savory options and fresh ground, locally sourced coffees and a lot more, Sugar Island is likely to have just what you’re looking for this holiday season.
Of course, the only thing better than enjoying a freshly-baked treat is reading a new book at the same time. Sugar Island also operates a full, two-story bookstore with genres ranging from cook books to fantasy to technology. There are also a wide range of audio books to explore, and you can even order online!
Sugar Island chef Samantha Jo Smith has given us not one, but two recipes to try out while we’re all at home over the Winter. The first is a sweet treat – Blueberry Gems with a splash of nutmeg and honey – while the second is a savory Miso soup made from a variety of fresh vegetables.
Recipe 1: Blueberry
Recipe 2: Miso Soup