Author Archives: Susan

Kids Cooking Classes at the Farmers’ Market

Support kids cooking classes at local Farmers’ Markets with Japanese Maple “purchases”. Continue reading

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Herb Roasted Parsnips & Rainbow Carrot Soup

Rainbow Carrots & Baby Parsnips roasted in fresh herbs and blended with local onions, celery and homemade broth make a wonderful winter soup. Continue reading

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Farmers’ Markets & CSA’s

    During the last couple of months, many farms have sent out newsletters or posted to Facebook about their 2014 seasonal offerings, most readily called a CSA for Community Supported Agriculture.  Some farmers only offer a CSA Weekly Box … Continue reading

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Creamy Tomato, Cauliflower & Pesto Soup

  As the sun rises this morning, it hits the brick on the house behind mine perfectly to turn the color of the brick to a lovely shade resembling a summer peach. Can you tell I’m ready for warmer temperatures? … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower & Pesto Soup

  I won’t lie, it’s been hard getting back to writing after taking so much time off to visit with family and friends through the holiday season. I’ve been slow to get started and frustrated with the limited exposure from … Continue reading

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Baked Polenta topped with Seasonal Vegetables

    As it normally happens each year, I ran out of olive oil at the end of fall. I actually try to run out just around Thanksgiving so I’ll be ready to usher in the holiday cooking bonanza with … Continue reading

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Preserving Farm Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms

Saving Shiitake Mushrooms is easy and takes up very little freezer space. Many local farms grow them seasonally in the spring and fall here in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Continue reading

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Setting an Updated Vintage Table

A picture post of table settings using vintage china, silver, crystal, depression glass, stainless combined with different linens, both new & old. Continue reading

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Warm Brussels Sprout Salad as Winter Begins & Ends

A warm salad combining cool weather crops like Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower and chard which is cooked just long enough in olive oil to bring out the natural sugars and leave some crunch in the vegetables. Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Maryland for the “Serve It Up Local” Celebration

A weekend trip to Garrett County, Maryland for the Serve It Up Local Celebration of Farms & Food ends with breakfast under a shade tree at Savage River Farm and a lovely drive home on the parkway. Continue reading

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