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Chilled Strawberry Soup

Gazpacho, Vichyssoise, Cucumber, Melon, Berries..... Chilled Strawberry Soup is just one of these wonderful varieties of cold summer soups.  Super easy to throw together,  an efficient use of over-ripe & aging produce and a nice change up from the same old same old.   Make them ahead, serve with a salad & crusty bread, you've got [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Appetizers, Impressive and Easy, Recipes, Seasonal Produce|0 Comments

Fresh BASIL, the gentle giant of fresh herbs

Who doesn't love fresh Basil? Pesto in the works Pesto comes to mind immediately, as does fresh mozzarella and tomatoes topped with Basil chiffonade and a really nice dark Balsamic drizzle.  Aka as a Caprese salad.  Mmmmm.  Summer.   This is a gorgeous photo and delightfully unique presentation of a Caprese salad using [...]

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

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

How do you make Simple Syrups?

Why Simple Syrups? Simple Syrups are sooo easy to make and don't take much in the way of ingredients.  They're a great way to use up fruits that may be too sour, are on their way out and losing their freshness.  How about adding that last bit of fresh herbs you don't know what to [...]

Never worked with an Artichoke?

Spring = Artichokes When you see a display of artichokes as you enter the produce section of your grocery, it must be late March or April!  THIS is when you want to buy, cook and eat artichokes.  See the purple on this one?  That's what you want to look for when picking one out, and [...]

7 reasons to buy Scallions

Scallions Your Go-To Vegetable When I think scallions, I think salsa. A little black bean, a little corn, a little fire-roasted tomatoes, and a little scallion... yum.  Keep them on the weekly grocery list! But in summer, I find myself breaking out the scallion for more than just my tortilla chips. Scallions are great [...]