Category Archives: Recipes

Herb Roasted Parsnips & Rainbow Carrot Soup

Rainbow Carrots & Baby Parsnips roasted in fresh herbs and blended with local onions, celery and homemade broth make a wonderful winter soup. 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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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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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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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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Mushrooms & Greens in the Spring & Fall

Spring and fall bring beautiful mushrooms and lush greens of every variety to the farmers market. Take advantage of the season with a meal that can be filling or light with a variety of ingredients and simple preparation. 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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Summer Squash & Sweet Italian Pepper Soup

Summer squash, sweet Italian peppers and raw cashews blended together create a beautiful soup that is wonderful warmed with a sandwich or chilled with a salad as the weather changes from summer to fall. Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato, Eggplant & Cauliflower Soup

Summer heirloom tomatoes roasted with sweet onions and garlic, late harvest eggplant and early baby cauliflower come together with curry seasonings, spicy chilies and smoked salts & peppercorns to create a warming soup. Continue reading

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