Category Archives: Nut-Free

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 ┬áto … 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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Turmeric Tea with Maple Syrup Candied Ginger

Freshly dug ginger and turmeric from the farmers market combined with local honey and maple syrup make this drink ideal for cooler fall temperatures and a break from your daily standards. Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Candied Ginger

Three pantry items from one “candy” process. Using organic Appalachian Mountain maple syrup, fresh organic local ginger rhizomes and pure maple sugar combine with a little heat to create a year’s worth of ginger infused maple syrup, ginger infused maple sugar and maple syrup candied ginger. 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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Late Summer Minestrone Soup

Roasted #HeirloomTomatoes, slow-cooked onions, colorful grilled summer squash, fresh greens with local garlic make up the most satisfying late summer soup you can imagine as the evenings begin to chill just slightly. Add grilled #shrimp, #beef, #goat, #lamb, chicken, or roasted #chickpeas. Continue reading

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