Category Archives: Freezing & Canning

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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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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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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Baked Summer Squash & Heirloom Tomatoes

Organic summer squash, zucchini, onions & tomatoes present the most beautiful and simple baked casserole with lots of opportunities to use up leftovers right away or freeze them for fall & winter soups. 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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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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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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