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Chocolate truffles, tea and basil

Chocolate truffles with tea and fresh basil? Yes! Unusual as that combination may sound, it works surprisingly well to create a delicious, creamy truffle with hints of herby flavor.

  • Dance With the Bunnies

    If Peter Rabbit had squeezed under the gate and into this yard, he surely would have jumped for joy and never wanted to set foot in Mr. McGregor’s garden.

  • Things to consider before adopting

    Ask rabbit enthusiast Bonnie Pulver what kind of bunny would make the best Easter gift, and she will immediately respond “Chocolate.”

  • Invention loves collaboration in Milan

    MILAN — Collaboration drove invention during Milan’s annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy’s most demanding chefs and sculptures that double as furniture.

  • Artist plans Greenville treasure hunt

    Just when all of the treasure hunting from Pirate Fest and Easter egg hunting has finished, a local artist is giving the Greenville community one more chance to do some detective work.

  • At-home mothers on the rise

    NEW YORK — The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released last week.

Hot Dish: Justine's Cafe in Ayden

Justine’s Cafe has opened at 495 Second St. in Ayden. 
The homey cafe serves a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, with a dinner special nightly.

  • Hot Dish: Ribeyes Steakhouse opens

    Ribeyes Steakhouse has opened at 1909-A Fire Tower Road, the former location of The Daily Grind.

  • Hot Dish: Fitzgerald’s joins scene

    The downtown Greenville dining scene will have a new entry this summer: Fitzgerald’s American Tavern with An Irish Twist.

  • Hot Dish: Basil’s taps N.C. beers

    As part of Basil’s “Eat Local. Drink Local.

  • Hot Dish: Show nominated for award

    A television program featuring an eastern North Carolina chef has been nominated for a prestigious 2014 James Beard Foundation Award.

  • Hot Dish: Chophouse open for lunch

    University Chophouse, 3130 Evans St., is reopening for lunch Thursday, and owner Tom Alsop said he decided to celebrate by slashing the prices on lunch fare for a limited time.

Kolasa: Is organic worth expense?

Q Is it really worth the price to eat organic? My wife doesn’t want to put any food in plastic storage containers — is that crazy?

Hudson: Give Peeps a chance

I’m a Peeps lover. There, I said it.I just can’t resist those cute, sugar-coated marshmallow chicks that hatch on store shelves every Easter season.

  • Grizzard: Finally, my husband listened

    I always know the dog has been bad when my husband starts a sentence with, “Do you know what your dog did?

  • Keith: Unraveling social media

    Along with the usual aches and pains, a sure sign that you’re getting older is when the trends of the day make absolutely no sense to you.

  • Hudson: It’s the little things

    I can’t get my electric car seat back in the proper position, and I feel as if the earth is wobbling on its axis.

  • Grizzard: Needing to ask forgiveness

    You would think that someone who is a few days shy of her 48th birthday would be a little old to find herself in the doghouse with her parents.

  • Keith: People say the darndest things

    My wife and I recently started compiling a list of some of the questions and comments from people about our 2-year-old twins, Addison and Brody.

Arts Datebook April 18

Events and activities coming up in the Greenville-area arts community:  

  • Kid Stuff calendar, April 22

    Kid-friendly events and activities coming up in the Greenville area:  

  • Meeting place April 20

    Editor’s NOTE: Due to the Easter Holiday, some meetings may have been rescheduled. Call for information.

  • Religion News April 19

    ServicesArmor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will have sunrise services at 6 a.m. Sunday.

  • Go! Guide April 18

    Fun stuff coming up in the Greenville area:  

  • After hours April 18

    Live music performances coming up at Greenville-area night clubs and other venues:  

C.M. Eppes receives music honors

C.M. Eppes Middle School music students have recently received honors at regional and state events.

  • Report Card events April 22

    Important dates coming up at area schools and photos of events, activities and student achievements.  

  • Nine to compete in Jabberwock pageant

    The Greenville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold its biennial Jabberwock Cotillion at 6 p.m. Saturday at the J.H. Rose High School auditorium.

  • Students to attend Governor’s School

    Several area students have been invited to attend the Governor’s School of North Carolina, a summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students.

  • ECU announces history day winners

    East Carolina University has announced the winners of the regional National History Day competition, held last week.

  • Chapter 4: Pancake’s Progress

    The story so far: Pancake, an injured sea turtle, is rescued, treated and sent to a special sea turtle hospital to get well. At the hospital is a girl named Lolly.

Helping your pet prepare for a new baby

Congratulations! A new baby is joining your family in no time at all.

  • VIDEO PETS: Check out pets available for adoption

    Meet Simba and Odee, two Lionhead rabbit mixes. They are both 2-years-old and are a bonded pair so they have to be adopted together.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizatons:

  • Lost and found, pet news

    Lost and found and news from area shelters and animal rescue organizations:

  • Expert care: The role a veterinary specialist plays

    Unlike most human doctors who have a specific focus to treat a patient's specific need, veterinarians can take on many different roles as they guide pets from birth and throughout their life.

  • Pets for adoption

    Pets available for adoption from area shelters and animal rescue organizatons:

Pet resources

Click here to link to websites of various local organizations that help pets and their owners.

Your Photos: Pitt Pets

Share a photo of your favorite animal friend by emailing us at yourphotos@reflector.com or clicking the link below, and check out the photos your neighbors have shared.

‘Heaven Is for Real’ heartfelt but dull

Continuing the recent trend of faith-based films, including “Noah” and “Son of God,” “Heaven Is for Real” is a sweet tale based on a 4-year-old boy’s account of his trip to heaven that’s likely to please the devout, but won’t entice religious cynics.

Film studies at ECU

Are you interested in studying film? See what East Carolina University offers in this area.

What's at the movies?

Click here to see what is playing at Greenville's movie theaters.

It takes a village

Walter Strathy’s first memory of Christmas has almost nothing to do with the toys he got.

  • Religion news April 5

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have a “Men of the Bible” service at 5 p.m. today.

  • Religion news March 15

    Special services, events and music coming up at area houses of worship:

  • Religion News Feb. 15

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will have quarterly meeting, homecoming and family and friends day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

  • Religion news Jan. 11

    ServicesBurning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will celebrate its church anniversary with services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and at 11 a.m.

  • Watch Night Services

    Elijah’s Mantle Apostolic Ministries, 209 W. Ninth St., will have Watch Night services at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Pastors Otis and Joyce Allen will be guest speakers.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart