Category Archives: Sides

3 Hummus Recipes for Carrboro’s “Market Bunch”

  First, let me thank the wonderful managers and support staff at Carrboro Farmers’ Market for making class time happen in the first place. It isn’t without a lot of planning, funding and support help that these classes happen at … 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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Corn Madeleines with Sorghum & Lime Peel

Fresh Picked Corn, local corn meal & sorghum are contrasted by fresh tart lime peel in baked madolines / hushpuppies and paired with Spicy Chesapeake Crab Soup. 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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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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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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Cornmeal Cakes with Fresh Corn & Heirloom Okra

A gluten-free organic recipe for Cornmeal Cakes using fresh local corn and heirloom okra that can be used as an appetizer or a side dish to a larger meal of soup or stew. Continue reading

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Root Vegetable Hash

A colorful interpretation of traditional Hash Potatoes using red yellow & purple carrots, ivory colored baby parsnips, Garnet sweet potatoes and winter rutabagas. A few simple fresh herbs along with olive oil, Himalayan salt & fresh cracked pepper complete the taste profile. Continue reading

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Early Fall Vegetable & Quinoa Salad

Here’s a flexible quinoa salad that uses a blend of fall and summer vegetables as farmers’ markets transition with weather changes. Continue reading

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Black Beans in the Pressure Cooker

Here’s another way to cut your dinner prep in half with the pressure cooker! Black Beans are an excellent addition to many salads, soups and stews. Continue reading

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