Ocracoke Seafood Festival Aug. 31 to benefit Ocracoke Health Center

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To read about the Ocracoke Health Center, click here.  Volunteers and staff are hosting the first annual “Ocracoke Seafood Festival Health Center Benefit” on Saturday,...

Teas for all palates in Moonraker Tea Shop

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Editor's note: This story was first published in the September 2018 Ocracoke Observer and is...

Seafood retailers to open Friday

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Update: As of April 16, the Ocracoke Seafood Company (The Fish House) is open seven days/week: 11 a.m.  to 6 p.m. for the season. Ocracoke’s...

Clam chowder at waterfowl festival will benefit Ocracoke Child Care

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Clam chowder will be on the menu during the Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival Saturday, April 20, as the Clam Chowder Cook-off is revived.The seafood specialty will be available in the all-purpose room of the Ocracoke School gym and island cooks will try their hands at creating traditional and non-traditional soups.

Henry’s bread pudding: an accidental discovery

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By Henry Schliff and Grace West If you’re looking for a way to use leftover bread while creating a sweet treat for breakfast or dessert,...

Chilly nights call for chili comfort food

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By Henry Schliff On a ‘chilly’ night there is nothing better than some homemade chili con carne to warm you up. Off season, when potluck gatherings...

New year’s resolution: eat more sweet potatoes

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Health & Wellness By TL Grace West North Carolina designated the sweet potato as the official state vegetable in 1995, possibly because the state is the...

Health benefits of homemade chicken broth

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By Henry Schliff In mid-eighteenth century France, travelers would stop at inns to rest for the night. Eventually, innkeepers began doling out bowls of broth...

Sunflower seeds: simple gifts for healthful eating

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By Henry Schliff      Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has been cultivated for its ornamental beauty and culinary uses for...

Organic coconut oil: A super food with many uses

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June 2015 By Henry Schliff The use of coconut oil as food dates back as far as 4,000 years ago in India. It is a staple...