Category Archives: Appetizer

Simple Summer Squash & Zucchini Soup

Simple Summer Squash & Zucchini Soup can be served chilled in the summer or warmed in the winter paired with a salad or sandwich for a fast and healthy meal. Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad with Local Vegetables, Black Beans & Wild Rice

Interchangeable ingredients make this salad healthy, versatile and flexible to meet the needs of several meals. Add broth, stuff another vegetable with the base, or add chicken to create several meals from one base. Continue reading

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Quick Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans in less than 10 minutes make the easiest party snack or addition to a basic pancake, granola or muffin recipe. Using local NC products, this recipes comes together in a snap. Continue reading

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Spicy Quinoa Salad with Grilled Eggplant & Tuscan Basil

Grilled Rosa Eggplant provides a smokey undertone to the bright Tuscan Basil and fresh zucchini and red peppers. Dried Asian Peppers provide some heat and contrast the crispy red onion. Continue reading

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Pecans with Raspberry Vinegar, Honey & Rosemary

Simple pecans gentled cooked in raspberry vinegar and local honey with garden fresh rosemary, smoked pepper and flake salt make an excellent appetizer or side dish with some slices of cheese and crackers any time during the year. Continue reading

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Seasonal Corn Madeleines with Fresh Herbs & Chili

Create gluten-free bite-sized fresh corn snacks for any summer picnic or winter chili party using local farm ingredients. Freeze fresh corn from ear as it comes into season to enjoy this treat year-round. Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Fennel Bulb & Sweet Onions

Slow cooking fennel bulb with sweet spring onions provides a perfect compliment to chicken sausage, pulled chicken in a cream sauce over noodles or paired with fresh local bread and brie. Continue reading

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Salads, Soups & Stir Fry, OH MY!

Using winter and early spring greens as a base, along with colorful vegetables of the season, create a salad that can be stir-fried or eaten as a soup with the addition of homemade stock. Continue reading

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Lemon Verbena & Honey Cheese

Using three local ingredients, create this simple cheese spread for for breakfast or as an appetizer. Honey, Lemon Verbena & Chevre or Ricotta. Continue reading

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Spring Broccoli Pesto

Fresh from the Farmers’ Market! Broccoli, spring & scallions, green garlic, sorrel, nuts and local cheese all combine quickly to create a bright green pesto that you can put on sandwiches, in omelettes, souffles, or munch as a dip. Continue reading

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