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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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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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Creamy Tomato, Cauliflower & Pesto Soup

  As the sun rises this morning, it hits the brick on the house behind mine perfectly to turn the color of the brick to a lovely shade resembling a summer peach. Can you tell I’m ready for warmer temperatures? … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower & Pesto Soup

  I won’t lie, it’s been hard getting back to writing after taking so much time off to visit with family and friends through the holiday season. I’ve been slow to get started and frustrated with the limited exposure from … Continue reading

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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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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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Fresh Turmeric Tea with Maple Syrup Candied Ginger

Freshly dug ginger and turmeric from the farmers market combined with local honey and maple syrup make this drink ideal for cooler fall temperatures and a break from your daily standards. Continue reading

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