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21 Days of Local Food – South Durham Farmers Market

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to… Continue reading 21 Days of Local Food – South Durham Farmers Market

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{Eat Local} Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffed French Toast

Necessity is the mother of invention, especially when it's the end of the week and I need to use up bits of this or that leftover occupying shelf space in the refrigerator, like a half cup of baked, mashed sweet potato.  I picked up a loaf of Ninth Street Bakery's Challah while at South Durham… Continue reading {Eat Local} Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffed French Toast

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{Eat Local} A Month for Peaches

August is National Peach Month - 31 days to savor those slightly fuzzy, ripe and juicy fruits of summer (and hey, remember this rockin' ode to the versatile fruit). How do you take your peaches? In pie or ice cream, paired with blackberries or blueberries, canned or jammed, grilled or "straight up"? Yes, peaches go both ways -… Continue reading {Eat Local} A Month for Peaches

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{Eat Local} Quick, Simple and Deliciously Fresh

Some weeks are busy and the task of meal planning, writing out a shopping list, and prepping a lot of ingredients just can't be squeezed into the daily agenda. These are the times when I create minimalist-type dishes and meals using prepared foods along side fresh, seasonal ingredients both of which I can find at the… Continue reading {Eat Local} Quick, Simple and Deliciously Fresh

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{Eat Local} Pig Pickin’ Anyone?

Last weekend I had high hopes of snagging some strawberries and asparagus. Alas, I just didn't arrive early enough on Saturday morning at my nearest market. BUT the Durham Farmers' Market Wednesday afternoon market was my salvation, at least partially. Though I was still too late to secure a pint of Lyon Farm strawberries, I… Continue reading {Eat Local} Pig Pickin’ Anyone?

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You Know You’re a Farmers’ Market Geek When…

It's the little things that excite me. Like the spate of updates from a handful of area farmers' markets announcing upcoming Spring hours and new vendors for the new season. The anticipation of waking early to explore area markets filled with fresh Spring crops equates to similar feelings I had as a child during those… Continue reading You Know You’re a Farmers’ Market Geek When…