Category Archives: General

Simple Apple Tarts Using Local Farm Ingredients

    One of my favorite treats are simple handmade tarts because they give me an opportunity to test flavor combinations and don’t require much time to make. These sweet little apple tarts are an easy treat to make when … Continue reading

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Baby Turnip & Mushroom Stem Gratin

IBM’s Chef Watson provides the inspiration to use normally wasted Shiitake mushroom stems with seasonal vegetables for United Nations World Food Day, October 16, 2014. Continue reading

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Chèvre Truffles with Dehydrated Summer Fruit

Tomatoes and goat cheese are just the most wonderful pair of foods together any time of year. We are right in the middle of chèvre season here in the South. Soon it will be too late to get fresh chèvre as the … Continue reading

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Summer Soup with Tomatoes, Peaches & Strawberries

#IBMWatson & #BonAppetit #chef application inspires use of local #YanceyCounty #FarmersMarket ingredients for Chilled Summer Soup with peaches, tomatoes & goat cheese. Continue reading

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Corn Madeleines with Sorghum & Lime Peel

Fresh Picked Corn, local corn meal & sorghum are contrasted by fresh tart lime peel in baked madolines / hushpuppies and paired with Spicy Chesapeake Crab Soup. Continue reading

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Chef Watson’s Surprise Summer Punch

Using IBM’s Chef Watson application and a list of locally available seasonal ingredients, this summer punch will cool you down quickly and can be easily adapted throughout the summer to reflect current harvests. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothies at the Homesteading Fair

This creamy smoothie tastes like a frozen pumpkin pie but includes healthy roasted winter squash, frozen cantaloupe and dehydrated peaches along with pecans and sorghum. Continue reading

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HomeFries Cooking Class at the Durham Farmers’ Market

The HomeFries Cooking Team works their magic with summer melons, cucumbers, berries, herbs & goat cheese creating chilled soups, smoothies, salads & skewers. Continue reading

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Polenta Coconut Pudding with Seasonal Fruit

Summer berries make an appearance anytime during the year with this light and creamy vegan version of Sweet Polenta Coconut Pudding. Continue reading

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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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