Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2018

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66 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Vive l'horloge Perhaps this richly engraved clock was ticking during the storming of the Bastille at the dawn of the French Revolution. Or perhaps during the execution by guillotine of former King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Who can say? But this sizable classic wall clock at Clocktiques in Wake Forest — home to grandfather clocks, table-top clocks, and all sorts of timepieces — most certainly has some secrets, dating to the 1700s or so. Consider this script on its face: "il chattillon en bazois." That is the name of a little village in Burgundy, with a canal named Nivernais popular for river cruises. It is also home to a feudal fortress, once home to Charles the Bold, that is now a luxury hotel called "Chateau Chatillon-en- Bazois." "No archer's arrow has been seen for nearly 500 years," reads the hotel's ad copy. "Guests savor its multiple charms — basking in the designer bathtub in the tower room, or waking up in a four-poster bed in a room overlooking the gardens, or dining at a table magnificently dressed with precious tableware." As for the clock now in Wake Forest, it doesn't strike simply on the hour. It strikes again a minute later, said Crystal Richardson, who runs the clock-repair and sales shop with her husband, Rick. "In case you missed it," she said of the chiming reminder. The WF Metro "The rise of the Avocado: America's new favorite fruit" proclaimed a headline in The Washington Post not long ago. And for good reason. After all, avocados are some of the richest sources of monounsaturated fats, a "good fat" most often encountered stateside in guacamole and said to reduce cholesterol and guard against heart disease, cancer, cognitive decline, and other disorders. Enter "avocado oil," a product "ideal for everyday cooking" and found on the shelves of North Carolina General Stores in historic downtown Wake Forest. "They're awesome. It's like olive oil but you can cook with it at a high heat," said Tim Forrest, who runs the store with his artist father, Nathan. The Neomega brand avocado oils — like just about everything at the shop — are North Carolina natives, manufactured in Hillsborough by a company founded in 2016 by a Cary mother of three, Judit Beres, a clinical researcher now embracing the "Let food be thy medicine!" mantra. There are even "infused" varieties, among them chili pepper, basil, and rosemary roasted garlic. And, they come in a gift set. The shop's Tim Forrest, for one, swears by the oils. "It's really smooth," he said. "It goes a long way too." And for the animal-rights advocates in the family, they carry this label: "VEGAN." The avocado cooking lineup

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