Category Archives: Summer

A Trip Back to Maryland for the “Serve It Up Local” Celebration

A weekend trip to Garrett County, Maryland for the Serve It Up Local Celebration of Farms & Food ends with breakfast under a shade tree at Savage River Farm and a lovely drive home on the parkway. 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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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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Cooking with Local Oyster Mushrooms

Local #farms are experimenting with growing all sorts of quality #mushrooms for #farmersmarkets. During harvest time, these can be #grilled, #sauteed or #dehydrated and stored to use in soups, risotto, savory tarts, casseroles, and sauces throughout the year. Continue reading

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Blueberry & White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Simple individual bread puddings created from local White Chocolate Baguettes, fresh blueberries from a local farm and honey from an urban hive. 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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Cantaloupe & Strawberry Smoothie

Simple summer smoothie made from fresh, frozen or dehydrated ingredients that’s sure to boost your energy on a hot day. Continue reading

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Very Berry Beet Smoothie

Combine local organic fruit, roasted beets, honey, a few dark leafy greens with coconut water and plain kefir for a colorful start to your morning or a late afternoon snack. Continue reading

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Roasted Pepper, Corn & Heirloom Tomato Soup

Late summer sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes and roasted Italian peppers create a complex range of flavors in this unique soup. Pair it with a grilled ham & cheese made with local mustard and greens for an outstanding simple meal. Continue reading

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Simple Summer Squash & Zucchini Soup

Simple Summer Squash & Zucchini Soup can be served chilled in the summer or warmed in the winter paired with a salad or sandwich for a fast and healthy meal. Continue reading

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