Archive for the 'fruit' Category

Sep 30 2014

Local Soda in WNC!

The WNC local food scene continues to grow and it now includes a delicious local soda company called the Waynesville Soda Jerks. This soda makes a nice alternative to the beer scene for many people and now they can have it hand crafted from fruit and other ingredients from local farmers. Some of the flavors […]

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Jul 09 2014

Local Food Menu and Farm Tour Fun

We had a wonderful time at our garden party and farm tour at First Blossom Farm with Veronica and Garrett! I have been delayed sharing our menu and update you on the event. Veronica took everyone on a tour of the farm which looked absolutely beautiful in the early evening before the sun went down. […]

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Dec 02 2013

Health Concepts Nutrition Holiday Challenge Week Three: Surviving the Holiday Party!

You made it through Thanksgiving and only five weeks until the new year. Today is the day to recommit to your holiday weight maintenance goal. You have heard when the “going gets tough, the tough get going”. Now is the time to get tough. The parties begin in the weeks ahead. If you are a […]

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Oct 30 2013

Eating Local at the Apple Orchard

I took some time off from writing the past few weeks but I wanted to share with you the wonderful time that I had at Justus Orchard when I volunteered with ASAP’s annual farm tour. This beautiful place is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Hendersonville. Once you get there, be prepared […]

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Sep 06 2013

Putting Away Local Food for Winter

Labor Day is a transition time for all of us. The nights are getting cooler and the summer garden is starting to look a little crispy so it is time to get the fall garden planted. My husband and I have a Labor Day tradition of making salsa with the last of the local tomatoes […]

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Jul 31 2013

Parsley, Basil, Rosemary and Time

This weekend our granddaughter, Sparrow came for a visit. When she went outside, she asked if she could go see the garden. After that we picked some parsley, basil and rosemary. She and I smelled each one and tasted them and then she took them over to my husband to taste them as she tells […]

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Jul 04 2013

Fourth of July Celebration Using Local Fruits and Veggies!

I need a road map to plan my week. I use my work schedule to plan what days I need quick meals or to make something ahead of time. I love this time of year because of all the local veggies and my menus revolve around these seasonal foods. This week includes a veggie pizza […]

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Jun 25 2013

A Little Garden of Their Own

This week I want to introduce you to Susan and Kim Carlyle who live outside of Barnardsville, NC. Susan and Kim grow about 75% of the food that they eat. This includes raspberries, blueberries, cherries, apples, pears, paw paws, persimmon, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, beets, carrots, onions, garlic, all kinds […]

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Jul 12 2012

Welcome to Earthly Edibles

Published by under farmer's market,fruit,vegetables

After a long break from my blog, I am now ready to start up the keyboard again! Summer is always an inspirational time for me to write about seasonal fruits and vegetables. Every year, one plant family seems to outshine the others in my garden. Last year, with a dry hot summer, there was an […]

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Aug 31 2010

Here’s Tomatoes to Your Health

Get the tomatoes while they are still plentiful. This tomato salad includes purple Cherokee, yellow pear, stripey,and rose from our garden with a brandywine, red and green zebra ones from the Asheville City tail gate market. I then added purple and green basil leaves and some local mozzarella cheese! I tossed the salad with a […]

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