January 28, 2018

Carolina Longleaf Pine & Raleigh

Carolina Longleaf Pine

The longleaf pine a key native species in the state of North Carolina; providing a home to hundreds of plant and animal species in addition to being a vast economic resource. Longleaf pine habitat can contain as many as 300 different species of groundcover plants per acre, and approximately 60 percent of the amphibian and reptile species found in the Southeast. This forested habitat is home to at least 122 endangered or threatened plant and animal species including the fox squirrel, northern bobwhite, red-cockaded woodpecker and gopher tortoise.

Odor profile: The essence of pine needles, a resinous woody smell

Popular use of pine needles:

  • Create fire starters. Bundle a handful of dry needles with thread to use along with kindling wood and newspaper.
  • Use as mulch
  • Make a disinfectant
  • Flavor vinegar
  • Brew a footbath
  • Cook with them
  • Freshen up a room
  • Fill outdoor pillows

Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It’s known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. The North Carolina State Capitol is a 19th-century Greek Revival–style building with a statue of George Washington dressed as a Roman general in its rotunda.

 

Points of Interest:

North Carolina Museum of Art   http://ncartmuseum.org/

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   http://naturalsciences.org/

Pullen Park   http://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/ParksRec/Articles/Parks/Pullen.html

 

 

Recipe

Easy North Carolina Barbeque

Recipe By:Phil

Ingredients

  • 1 (5 pound) pork butt roast
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  1. Trim the fat from the roast; place in slow cooker and cook on Low overnight, at least 8 hours.
  2. To make the sauce, whisk together the vinegar, melted butter, salt, lemon juice, crushed red pepper, hot sauce, black pepper, and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Carefully remove the roast to a cutting board. Pull the meat from the bone with a fork. Return the pork to the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the pulled pork. Simmer for 1 hour more.

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