Category Archives: Fall

A Proper Jail House Wedding in the NC Mountains

    It’s every bride’s dream to have a proper wedding with clear weather and perfect temperatures for her special day. We’ve all been to one or two that came off without a hitch. Flowers that looked like they were … 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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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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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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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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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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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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