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Gifts from the Farmers’ Markets

Any regular attendee at one of the Triangle's farmers' markets knows that in addition to fresh produce, meats, cheeses and baked goods, speciality items are widely available from craft artists and food artisans.  The December 7, 2011 issue of the "Independent Weekly" includes a special "Dish" section that features some of our local food artisans, and… Continue reading Gifts from the Farmers’ Markets

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Fast Food from the Farmers’ Market

This week, I've been cooking for one, while the other half was visiting far-off family over the holiday.  As a result, meals have been minimal, quick (under 30 minutes) & easy (stove-free too, when the AC was out), once the leftovers from the holiday weekend were consumed. I've been enjoying simple sandwiches of tomato and Okfuskee… Continue reading Fast Food from the Farmers’ Market

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Serendipitous Summer Libations

The most appropriate word to describe my *happy* discovery of three summery beverages this weekend?  Serendipity. A sublime Watermelon Sangria enjoyed with friends during an impromptu visit to Dos Perros Friday evening The perfect "pick me up" at The Saturday Market was the lightly sweetened, carbonated Organic Masala Chai tea from Muddy Dog Roasting Sunday evening's Father's Day… Continue reading Serendipitous Summer Libations

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Brunch – Best Meal of the Week

Some dishes are a "blank slate" upon which a cook can improvise a meal using ingredients on hand.  Think pizza. Just a bit of dough partnered up with a seemingly infinite combination of topping possibilities including cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables, even fruit! The same principle applies to pasta dishes. The combinations and permutations of types of pasta, to varieties of sauces,… Continue reading Brunch – Best Meal of the Week