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Baked Polenta topped with Seasonal Vegetables

    As it normally happens each year, I ran out of olive oil at the end of fall. I actually try to run out just around Thanksgiving so I’ll be ready to usher in the holiday cooking bonanza with … 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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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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Goat Meatballs with Wilted Slaw

Goat Meatballs or Sliders are a great way to introduce your family to a meat product used extensively throughout the world. Incorporating local vegetables into the blend allows you to customize the final product to fit into any menu. Continue reading

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Roasted Winter Squash Soup

Silky smooth blend of three fall squash varieties along with apples, hot peppers and peanut butter from the local farmers’ market make this vegetarian soup something to write home about. Top it with homemade candied pecans for a extra special treat. 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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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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Pecans with Raspberry Vinegar, Honey & Rosemary

Simple pecans gentled cooked in raspberry vinegar and local honey with garden fresh rosemary, smoked pepper and flake salt make an excellent appetizer or side dish with some slices of cheese and crackers any time during the year. Continue reading

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Lemon Verbena & Honey Cheese

Using three local ingredients, create this simple cheese spread for for breakfast or as an appetizer. Honey, Lemon Verbena & Chevre or Ricotta. Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & Apple Salad with Local Ginger Dressing

Using local fall butternut squash and NC apples, this salad is easy to make and goes well with grilled sandwiches on warm fall days. The hint of maple syrup and fresh harvested ginger are enhanced by the bright flavor of the Murray River Salt and few turns of the pepper mill. Use a local mustard or infused balsamic vinegar or maple syrup to introduce subtle flavors to the recipe. Continue reading

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