Archive for the 'farmer’s market' Category

May 14 2015

5 Delicious Ways to Eat Local Strawberries we get into the second month of the farmers’ markets in Western North Carolina, we are starting to see a beautiful red along with the familiar green. It’s strawberry season! I am so excited that these local berries have come in and I have been picking them for a few weeks in my little […]

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May 13 2015

Support Your Local Food Movement! Buy Asparagus Straight from the Farm!

It’s asparagus season! Buying local food directly from the farmer can be a very rewarding experience. Not only do you get to meet the farmer and find out about the growing methods, you also get the freshest food around! Setting up my tent as a vendor and selling my book, Farm Fresh Nutrition has allowed me to […]

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Apr 29 2015

5 Ways to Eat Your Greens: Salads

Spring time is green time! The grass is turning green and the produce is the same. Eating local produce  this time of year is a little monochromatic until strawberries come in a few weeks! I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to have greens and I hope that they soon become your favorites […]

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Apr 23 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots. Plant and Eat Your Carrots:

I never knew that a local grown carrot was so much sweeter and tastier than those that my mom purchased at the store until we grew our own almost 25 years ago in our urban Saint Louis garden. About three weeks 3 weeks before frost is about the time to plant them which is the […]

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Apr 22 2015

Eat Local and Support Your Local Farmers!

I had a great afternoon at the West Asheville Tailgate Market yesterday! I made a tempeh lettuce wrap for a taste test and also had a book signing! It is always a lot of fun to make something with ingredients from local farmers that people can make with seasonal foods! I am including the recipe […]

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Apr 15 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots! Eat Your Beets

When I was in elementary school and ate lunch in the school cafeteria, I was introduced to beets. My mom did not fix them at home and I did not eat them at school either. I tried and they were either heated right out of the can plopped onto the tray or industrial pickle style. […]

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Apr 13 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Radishes

Mid-April is a great time to plant some radishes and I have quick growing vegetables in your garden. Radishes were once only used around my house to make radish roses or add to salads. I honestly, I did not love them but felt obligated to eat them since someone that I love grew them. I […]

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Mar 20 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Eat Kohlrabi

Have you eaten kohlrabi? Do you even know what it looks like? The first step to eating it is to learn a little more about it! Kohlrabi is from the cabbage family. Its flavor is mild and sweet. It is not so popular here in the United States and it rarely makes it outside the […]

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Mar 11 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots! Eat Some Cole!

Just for the record, I did not misspell coal! Cole crops are members of the cabbage family and include cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The family even includes turnips, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, horseradish, radish, rutabaga, watercress, kohlrabi, wasabi and kale. Here are some broccoli plants that I started.   Other names for this […]

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Mar 04 2015

Great Beginnings: Breakfast Grit Bowls with “plant meat”

Seitan, a vegetarian meat substitute, has been traditionally made from the high protein component of wheat. Sadrah Schadel and Mike Woliansky, the owners of No Evil Foods began making seitan about six years ago for home use. They began experimenting by adding kidney beans, tomatoes, organic herbs and spices, chick peas and nutritional yeast […]

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