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Berry, Beet & Radish Resolution Juice

Refreshing juice drink or popsicle made with spring & summer berries blended with fall apples and winter radishes. 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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Setting an Updated Vintage Table

A picture post of table settings using vintage china, silver, crystal, depression glass, stainless combined with different linens, both new & old. 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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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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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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Southern Grits & Sweet Magnolias

Nothing beats a warm bowl of organic stone-ground local grits blended with pan-seared veggies, ham or local cheese. Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad with Local Vegetables, Black Beans & Wild Rice

Interchangeable ingredients make this salad healthy, versatile and flexible to meet the needs of several meals. Add broth, stuff another vegetable with the base, or add chicken to create several meals from one base. Continue reading

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