Summer

Fresh Corn “Pesto”

6/4/15 |

One of the most pleasurable aspects of summer is the “just cut it up and throw it in a bowl” quality of the food in the garden. Our basil has been growing so boldly over the last few weeks that I thought about hauling out the food processor to make a batch of pesto, but then …Read More

Simple Delicious Okra

9/19/14 |

I never really knew love until I met my first fresh-harvested okra.  I never knew you could pick it, then take a wonderful bite right there in the field.  I never knew it could be anything but a slimy blob from a can or a deep fried bit to dip in ranch dressing. Now that …Read More

Warming Lemongrass Chicken Soup

9/2/14 |

It may seem a little odd to offer a warming soup on such a warm week in the South, but many food traditions and some science claim the power of drinking warm liquids to cool the body.  Also, if you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer (as I seem to be this year), this tangy warm broth is gorgeous for …Read More

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

8/1/14 |

Cucumbers are going strong in the garden this week, so we loved trying this sweet little recipe from Chef Robin.  I found it to be both light and filling – totally sufficient for a full meal.  The pumpkin seeds really add a nice touch.  Beautiful, eh? A few preparation hints – use care as you salt …Read More

Vegetarian Mushroom “Ceviche”

6/1/14 |

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free Plan ahead on this one. It’s best when it can marinate overnight or longer. Ingredients: 1 cup lemon/lime juice 1 red onion – finely diced (after trying the recipe, I think you may want to cut this down to 3/4 red onion, depending on how much you like the taste of onion) 1/2 cup …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm | Early Summer Harvest

5/28/14 |

You may be hearing all the hype about eating “in season.” Yes? Here, this will help with that… Take 5 on the Farm (Flower Street Farm, to be exact) to get in touch with the produce that’s in season here in NC in early summer. This short video features: nanking cherry tatsoi fennel zucchini collards …Read More