A few months ago Mr. D and I took a road trip through Seagrove, NC and had lunch in Pinehurst, NC. Pinehurst is really close to the town I grew up in, Rockingham. We did go to Pinehurst sometimes when I was young but it was a resort town and was very popular with golfers. I had no idea at the time what all of that meant but I remember thinking it was prettier than Rockingham. I still think that and as I ride through the town it reminds me of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina without the beach. I think it reminds me of Hilton Head is because it has traffic circles and lots of bicycle riders as Hilton Head does too. There are also unique shops in Pinehurst, nice restaurants and of course, golf courses. Here are a few pictures from our trip and remember these were taken in Winter. I still think you can see how green the town is even in February.
As I was browsing through Dawn O’Brien’s Book, “North Carolina’s Historic Restaurants and their recipes” last week, I saw the recipe I am sharing with you today from The Pinecrest Inn in Pinehurst. I think this recipe looks very easy to make and I love the idea of a flaky pastry filled with gouda cheese. As summer is winding down, I think this would be a great treat for family or friends for an end of summer celebration. Here is a link to the Pinecrest Inn website: http://www.pinecrestinnpinehurst.com/
When I think of where I grew up in Richmond County, I always think of pine trees and the smell of the pine straw. I was so happy when we moved into our current home and decided to use pine straw instead of oak bark for mulch. Everytime I mulch the yard, it reminds me of the smells of my childhood. I just had to leave you with one more picture pine trees.
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