Category Archives: Breakfast

WWFM Fathers’ Day Frittatas at Cary’s UNC Wellness Center

Just prior to Fathers’ Day this year, I had an opportunity to make some wonderful Frittatas with a great group of local kids at the UNC Wellness Center in Cary. This class was part of a new youth cooking program … Continue reading

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Spaghetti for Breakfast with the Durham Home Fries

  Around the beginning of the year, market managers start looking for local chefs to teach summer classes. I used to do a couple of demos a week around the state from early spring to early winter. That’s the sort … Continue reading

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IBM’s Chef Watson & Girl Scout Badge Challenge

        An unusual request to teach a girl scout troop came up a  few weeks back. They were working on a set of badges that required the use of local food and adapting old recipes from another … Continue reading

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Quark Waffles, an accidental recipe from Chef Watson

Along the way of developing the Quark Pancake recipe for the Carrboro Farmers’ Market Cooking Class, an accident happened. The IBM Cognitive Cooking program, Chef Watson, doesn’t always specify ingredients in detail. It’s a beta program, so I expect  to … Continue reading

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Quark Pancakes with Honeysuckle Syrup & Fresh Fruit

    Spring seemed to play hide and seek this year. So after many weeks of waiting for the freeze warnings and rain to cease it was delightful to begin to smell honeysuckle vines blooming and get out and pick … Continue reading

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Seminole Smoothie with Chai Spices & Juniper Berries

  Smoothies are so flexible that they have become a meal replacement for many of us. Varying from light and refreshing like a melon cooler for the hot days to something more substantial after exercising that includes more veggies and … 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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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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Brown Butter & Maple Syrup Corn Muffins

Browned butter, maple syrup, and fresh corn straight from organic farms slathered with local honey make this a treat anytime of day. Continue reading

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Poached Eggs on Roasted Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is popular in many other countries and it’s an easy dish to modify seasonally with chickpeas, additional vegetables, spices and adjust to your taste preferences with meat, cheese, hot peppers and bread. Continue reading

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