Category Archives: Year-Round

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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Slow Roasting Individual Heirloom Tomatoes

Slow-roasting heirloom tomatoes brings out the intensity of their flavor. Use them on pizza instead of sauce, mixed into goat cheese or chickpeas for an appetizer spread, or blended into pasta dishes or sauces. 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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Seasonal Sandwiches Using Local Ingredients

Easy seasonal sandwiches using local farm foods and locally baked breads make meal planning a breeze any time of the year. 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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Piment D’Espelette Chili Roasted Potato & Corn Soup

The late summer brings beautiful baby potatoes, sweet corn from the fields of local farms and wonderful fresh fish to make this Spicy Basque inspired soup with local Paprika peppers. Continue reading

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Southern Grits & Sweet Magnolias

Nothing beats a warm bowl of organic stone-ground local grits blended with pan-seared veggies, ham or local cheese. 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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Pressure Cooker Chicken & Homemade Broth

As the days get shorter, use the pressure cooker to make more healthy chicken, quail, and homemade broth in half the time it normally takes. Continue reading

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Quick Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans in less than 10 minutes make the easiest party snack or addition to a basic pancake, granola or muffin recipe. Using local NC products, this recipes comes together in a snap. Continue reading

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