Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Perfect Easy Summer Salad

Who doesn't love an easy summer salad? This summer salad is great as a stand alone light meal or as a complement to any protein.  Full of texture, coolness & tang in every bite for a blast of flavor.  We created this for a team building cooking session a few summers ago and it is [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Grocery Store, Impressive and Easy, Recipes|0 Comments

Go Red White & Blue this weekend

Bring something fabulously Patriotic to the table. This Memorial Day weekend, go red, white & blue.  Think red fruits, tomatoes & red peppers.  Blueberries & black-n-blue grapes.  Jicama, fennel & cauliflower, all white vegys waiting to be salsa & salads.   For dessert white, go with cream, vanilla ice cream, white chocolate.  Marshmallows!  Get creative with [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Holidays, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes, Seasonal Produce|0 Comments

Parsley, Go from ordinary to extraordinary

Parsley, the flat leaf variety This is my first in a series on fresh herbs.  I chose parsley to start~ seems to be the most commonly known.  Fresh parsley is available year round in grocery stores, yet it’s easy enough to grow.  It can even winter over here in NC in an uncovered raised bed.  [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|FLAVORING, Herbs, Kitchen Fundamentals|0 Comments

Day tripping in downtown Raleigh

DTR (Downtown Raleigh) Get to downtown Raleigh and see all it has to offer. DTR Skyline Monday: Need coffee to jump start the day after an over indulgent weekend?  There are lots of choices.  BREW has a nice ease into the workweek vibe.  Then get your employees excited about their week ahead with [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|DTR, FARMERS MARKET, LIBATIONS, RESOURCES, Seasonal Produce|0 Comments

May, Mothers Day & Meringues

Meringues have a delicate personality that spells love. Meringues are the perfect way to make Mom feel special and a great project for kids. Factor in 30 minutes prep time, an hour in the oven and you're done!  This decadent dessert base is made of egg whites & sugar whipped into a beautifully silky, glossy, [...]