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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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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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Upside-Down Apple & Pecan Ginger Cake

Use the Gluten Free Pancake Mix from Moon Rabbit Foods to make an upside down cake loaded with local organic fruit, nuts, ginger and maple syrup and prepared with sustainable farm fresh eggs, milk and butter. Continue reading

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Spicy Quinoa Salad with Grilled Eggplant & Tuscan Basil

Grilled Rosa Eggplant provides a smokey undertone to the bright Tuscan Basil and fresh zucchini and red peppers. Dried Asian Peppers provide some heat and contrast the crispy red onion. 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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Peanut Butter, Chevre & Pecans with Dark Chocolate

Use local nut butter, goat cheese and honey to create a lovely spreadable dessert or delightful “tuffles” rolled in local toasted pecans with dark chocolate pieces hidden inside. 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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Strawberry, Lavender & Honey Jam

Organic spring strawberries blended with garden lavender & local honey creates a subtle alternative to standard store bought jam. 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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