Saturday, August 16, 2014

Calendar - August 2014

Cynthia Raxter 
Storyteller and Comedian 

Monday August 4 - Standup
Cure for the Mondays Comedy
Tir Na Nog
Blount Street

9pm - Raleigh
"Storyteller Cynthia Raxter gets wound up at ClydeFEST"
- Raleigh News and Observer

Saturday August 9 - Storytelling
Durham Farmers Market
Foster Street
9am-12pm - Durham

Tuesday August 12 - Workshop
Bynum General Store
950 Bynum Road
6-9pm - Bynum

The best job on earth! 

Thursday August 14 - Standup 
Neptune's Comedy Open Mic
14 West Martin Street 
8:30pm - Raleigh

Saturday August 16 - Storytelling
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
Hillsboro Street
10am-1pm - Pittsboro

Monday August 18 - Standup
Linda's Bar and Grill
203 E. Franklin Street
9pm - Chapel Hill

Tuesday August 19 - Standup
Open Mic
861 W. Morgan Street
8:30pm - Raleigh

Wednesday August 20 - Storytelling
Foster Street
3:30pm-6:30pm - Durham

Wednesday August 20 - Standup
Comedy Lottery Open Mic
DSI Comedy Theater
West Franklin Street
8:30pm - Chapel Hill

Thursday August 21 - Standup
Open Mic
Maynard Road 
8pm - Cary

Monday August 25 - Standup
Cure for the Mondays Comedy
Blount Street
9pm - Raleigh

Wednesday August 27 - Standup
Open Mic
East Street
6:30-8:30pm - Pittsboro

Wednesday August 27 - Standup
Open Mic
Salisbury Street
8:30-11pm - Pittsboro

Thursday August 28 - Workshop
Bynum General Store
950 Bynum Road
6-9pm - Bynum

September - Save these dates!

Sunday September 14 - Storytelling
The Pavillion at Depot Park
Noon-12:30pm - Sanford

Saturday September 20 - Standup
The Art Center
Main Street
8:30pm - Carrboro

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Great Aunt Louise's Cheesecake and Strawberry Sauce

Cynthia Raxter
Storyteller and Comedian

As I munch on cucumbers from the Chatham Mills Farmers Market - here is a recipe worthy of this year's luscious strawberries! I think the berries this year are the best I've ever tasted. Maybe the slow spring gave them plenty of time to ripen gradually? I don't know! They are divine!!

Great Aunt Louise's Cheesecake and Strawberry Sauce

Pat of butter (for pan)
1 1/2 packages of Graham Crackers-crushed (abt. 2 cups crumbs)
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
Heavily butter 10" springform pan. Mix dry ingredients and pour melted butter over top. Mix. I use a small measuring cup to help press it evenly into pan.

16 ounces small curd cottage cheese (Do not use non-fat. There are too many additives and salt)
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
4 large eggs
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces sour cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Calendar June - July 2014

It's my birthday and we're having a party! 

My Aunt Nell Dodson and her sisters. 

Cure for the 

Monday's Comedy 

9pm Monday June 9
Tir Na Nog Irish Pub
S. Blount Street, Raleigh 

21 Tips for 21 Pounds!

Here are 21 tips to mark the 21 pounds I have lost since February. Folks are beginning to notice (me too!) and are asking what I'm doing to lose weight. It's not as much dieting as making lifestyle changes. Here's the list so far. I can't wait until I can add to it! 

Life choices tip #1These days if I want something fizzy I'm drinking sparkling water instead of diet soda. The brain reads artificial sweetener as real sugar. This triggers an insulin response --which prompts the body to store fat. 

Life choices tip #2: I'm substituting sweet potatoes for white potatoes. Microwave for about 5 minutes, split open and add one tablespoon of real cow butter. Sweet potatoes are low glycemic and have more fiber, minerals and vitamins than white potatoes. 

Life choices tip #3: More fiber = more full. 
  • I'm switching out white bread and flour tortillas for whole wheat. 
  • I'm adding extra lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers to sandwiches. 
  • I'm eating lots of salads, vegetables and fresh fruit.
  • For spaghetti sauce or taco filling, I mix 1/4 cup oat bran and 2-3 finely chopped carrots with the meat while sauteing. The carrots adds a sweetness, and the bits blend in by the time the sauce is cooked.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Calendar - May 2014

Saturday May 3 - Storytelling
Margaret Lane
10-Noon - Hillsborough

Saturday May 3 - Storytelling
Food Truck Rodeo to benefit TABLE
Orange United Methodist Church
Martin Luther King Boulevard 
3-7pm - Chapel Hill

Tuesday May 6 - Standup
Back Bar Comedy
100 East Franklin Street
9:00pm - Chapel Hill 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Show at Sola Coffee Cafe! Plus Clydefest in the News and Observer

Two items! 

One - did you see the Raleigh News and Observer on Sunday? Clydefest was on page B1 and the photographer got a great shot of me mid-story. Great photos of Clyde and several local kids too! 

Bynum storyteller Cynthia Raxter gets wound up as she tells the story about finding a snake in her bed one night during the 13th annual ClydeFEST Kids Carnival of Folk Art fun. CHUCK LIDDY — 

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