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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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Polenta Coconut Pudding with Seasonal Fruit

Summer berries make an appearance anytime during the year with this light and creamy vegan version of Sweet Polenta Coconut Pudding. 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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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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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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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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Maple Syrup Candied Ginger

Three pantry items from one “candy” process. Using organic Appalachian Mountain maple syrup, fresh organic local ginger rhizomes and pure maple sugar combine with a little heat to create a year’s worth of ginger infused maple syrup, ginger infused maple sugar and maple syrup candied ginger. Continue reading

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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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Late Summer Minestrone Soup

Roasted #HeirloomTomatoes, slow-cooked onions, colorful grilled summer squash, fresh greens with local garlic make up the most satisfying late summer soup you can imagine as the evenings begin to chill just slightly. Add grilled #shrimp, #beef, #goat, #lamb, chicken, or roasted #chickpeas. Continue reading

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