Category Archives: Spring

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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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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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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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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Poached Eggs on Roasted Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is popular in many other countries and it’s an easy dish to modify seasonally with chickpeas, additional vegetables, spices and adjust to your taste preferences with meat, cheese, hot peppers and bread. Continue reading

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Roasted Heirloom Beets, Local Chevre & Fresh Thyme

Colored heirloom beets and local goat cheese combined with fresh thyme create a beautiful spread for party guests to enjoy year round. Continue reading

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