Category Archives: Summer

IBM’s Chef Watson & Girl Scout Badge Challenge

        An unusual request to teach a girl scout troop came up a  few weeks back. They were working on a set of badges that required the use of local food and adapting old recipes from another … 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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Chèvre Truffles with Dehydrated Summer Fruit

Tomatoes and goat cheese are just the most wonderful pair of foods together any time of year. We are right in the middle of chèvre season here in the South. Soon it will be too late to get fresh chèvre as the … Continue reading

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Summer Soup with Tomatoes, Peaches & Strawberries

#IBMWatson & #BonAppetit #chef application inspires use of local #YanceyCounty #FarmersMarket ingredients for Chilled Summer Soup with peaches, tomatoes & goat cheese. 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 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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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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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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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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