Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Calendar - October 2014

Cynthia Raxter 
Storyteller and Comedian 
"Storyteller Cynthia Raxter gets wound up at ClydeFEST"
- Raleigh News and Observer
Wednesday October 1 - Standup
Comedy Lottery Open Mic
West Franklin Street
8:30pm - Chapel Hill

Friday October 3 - Standup
Idiot Box
South Elm Street 
8:00pm - Greensboro 


I love my job!
Wednesday October 8 - Storytelling
Carrboro Farmers Market
Town Commons
3-6pm - Carrboro

Friday October 10 - Storytelling
Kids Tent
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
Friday 11-12 Dress up
Friday 12-1 Shakori Hills Post Card making! 
Friday 5-7 Pumpkin Carving

Saturday October 11 - Storytelling
Durham Farmers Market
Foster Street 
9am-12noon - Durham


Sunday October 12 - Storytelling
Kids Tent
Sunday 1-2 Watercoloring

Tuesday October 14 - Workshop
Bynum General Store
950 Bynum Road
6-9pm - Bynum



Saturday October 18 - Storytelling
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
Hillsboro Street
10am-1pm - Pittsboro


Monday October 20 - Standup
Comedy Smashatron Open Mic
Linda's Bar and Grill
East Franklin Street
8:30pm - Chapel Hill 

Thurdsday October 23 - Standup
Open Mic
Neptunes 
Morgan Street 
8:00pm - Raleigh

Saturday October 25 - Storytelling 
Eno River Farmers' Market
East Margaret Lane
10am-Noon - Hillsborough
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Tuesday October 28 - Storytelling
Stories under the Stars
Durham North Regional Library 
6:30 - 8:00pm - drop in
Milton Road - Durham 

Friday - October 31 
Pumpkins on the Bridge
Bynum Front Porch
Carving - Noon-6
Bridge Fairies - 6-Midnight
950 Bynum Road - Pittsboro

See you soon! 

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Veggie Tales - Farmers' Market Storyteller
- The ChapelHill Magazine

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Calendar - September 2014

Cynthia Raxter 
Storyteller and Comedian
Monday September 8 - Standup
Cure for the Mondays Comedy
Tir Na Nog
Blount Street
9pm - Raleigh

Tuesday September 9 - Workshop
Bynum General Store
950 Bynum Road
6-9pm - Bynum

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Calendar - August 2014





Cynthia Raxter 
Storyteller and Comedian 
Monday August 4 - Standup
Cure for the Mondays Comedy
"Storyteller Cynthia Raxter gets wound up at ClydeFEST"
- Raleigh News and Observer

Tir Na Nog
Blount Street
9pm - Raleigh

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

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

Crust
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.

Filling
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! 
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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.