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Sandi Grigg

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Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, Sandi always dreamed of living on the coast. In her youth, she was always by the water; she was raised tending a big garden and stomping around in the creek. She spent her adolescent days on a Jet Ski or fishing on Lake James, N.C., and she and her friends would camp and hike the Linville Gorge. Attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she felt like she was getting out of my small-town box and living the city life; at the same time, she was getting a little closer to the ocean. Moving to Wilmington has been a dream come true, and the life she has created has been a blessing. She enjoys kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach, and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth wherever she is. At home, she loves to cook and play with her dogs in the backyard. She also enjoys DIY home improvement endeavors. No outdoor shower, fire pit or flower bed is too big of a job! Being a part of the North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine team has taught Sandi that you really can enjoy your career.
"Eat them. They're good for you," my parents would say when I was younger, but to me, they just didn’t look appealing. And although my father has always thought Brussels sprouts are nasty, bitter and repellant, he encouraged me...
Have you ever consumed something that instantly sparks a memory from your past? That’s what happened when our friends Dana and Anthony came over for drinks one night. I opened the liquor cabinet and said, “What can I make...
This country-style steak should be in everybody's go-to recipe box. Like hamburger steak with creamy onion gravy, this recipe featuring cube steaks browned then simmered in gravy is another Southern favorite. Using cream of mushroom soup to enhance the gravy...
This Southern staple is the perfect dessert for a crowd. Photography By James Stefiuk In the South bananas are not just a fruit you eat on the go or serve alongside pancakes. We prefer to slice them and sandwich them...
The herbs of springtime are delicate and light as a feather. Those first tender tendrils lend our cooking and cocktails the unmistakable flavor and fragrance of freshness and greenery. Marry those clean and crisp aromas with the tartness of...
A canapé is a small appetizer of a savory or salty topping sitting atop a cracker or toast. The word is French for “sofa,” as the topping sitting on the toast brings to mind people sitting on a couch. Canapés...
Those glimmers of sea glass on the beach have stories to tell.         Sea glass, also called a mermaid’s tear, is a shard of glass that has been tumbled by the ocean’s waves and sand over years until it is...
If you have visited any resort in the Caribbean then you have probably had a version of this cocktail.   The tropical locals refer to it as a Dirty Banana, but I prefer to call it a Sandi Banana. The...
Isn’t it funny how the salads you make at home are never as tasty as the ones from your favorite restaurants? You'd think that a mixture of lettuce, fruit, nuts, veggies and dressing would be simple enough to reproduce,...
If you want to serve an elegant, dazzling and delectable cocktail at your next girls’ event, try this. The combination of sweet, bubbly champagne with a kick of vodka and a blast of cold strawberry sorbet impresses every time. I’ve...