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Chèvre Truffles with Dehydrated Summer Fruit

Tomatoes and goat cheese are just the most wonderful pair of foods together any time of year. We are right in the middle of chèvre season here in the South. Soon it will be too late to get fresh chèvre as the … Continue reading

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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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Chef Watson’s Surprise Summer Punch

Using IBM’s Chef Watson application and a list of locally available seasonal ingredients, this summer punch will cool you down quickly and can be easily adapted throughout the summer to reflect current harvests. 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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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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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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Mushrooms & Greens in the Spring & Fall

Spring and fall bring beautiful mushrooms and lush greens of every variety to the farmers market. Take advantage of the season with a meal that can be filling or light with a variety of ingredients and simple preparation. 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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