holidays

Black bears are thriving in eastern North Carolina...20 thousand strong in the state.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to wildlife officials about where bears are plentiful and why they’re growing bigger in the eastern part of the state.  Plus, a historic weekend tour in Edenton celebrates the holidays by opening the Wessington House for the first time in six years.  Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

We continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.

  Yule Log

Recipe Courtesy of White Oak River Bistro

Prep Time:

2 hr 10 min

Ingredients

sponge cake:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon butter for pan
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Sponge cake:

The start of the holiday season is days away but the “Tie One On For Safety” Campaign is already underway across the state.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

In a recent survey, Mothers Against Drunk Driving found that 73 percent of adults 21 years of age or older have known someone who’s tried to operate a vehicle after drinking too much. In an effort to reduce the amount of drunk driving fatalities, the group is encouraging people to attach a “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon to their vehicle’s antenna.  MADD State Executive Director LaRhoda Scott.

This week, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”

Pull Mints

Recipe submitted by Linda Boyer

You need: Cold marble on which to pour hot candy

1 stick of butter

Green or red food coloring if desired

In a bowl stir to dissolve: 2 generous cups of sugar

¾ cup of tap water