Archive for the 'local food' Category

Mar 12 2014

Connecting with Local Food and Your Health

March is National Nutrition Month and today is Registered Dietitian’s Day! Tomorrow I will be doing a food demo using foods local ingredients from farmers at the ASAP Annual CSA Fair on March 13 from 3-6 at the Jubilee Community on 46 Wall Street http://asapconnections.org/events/csa-fair/. I will be making a kale salad from local ingredients […]

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Jan 13 2014

Happy New Year: Find Your Inspiration!

2014, hit the ground running! In January, do you like to start off with a clean slate or at least get back from where you left off from the holidays? Many of us set New Year’s resolutions which include health goals to lose weight, lower blood pressure, manage blood sugar or just plain eat better […]

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Nov 20 2013

Health Concepts Holiday Challenge Week One

I can’t believe that next week is already Thanksgiving! Now is the time to plan ahead to make our menus and start our shopping or decide where we are going to eat. Thinking ahead about what you are going to eat and how big a portion you will eat can be a great strategy to […]

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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 12 2013

Local produce Main Ingredient for Katuah

This week I spoke with John Swann, owner of the Katuah Market in Asheville which will open in November. Katuah, the Cherokee name for the Southern Appalachian Mountains, will focus on local foods made with high quality ingredients. Some of the features of the market include a deli, hot and cold food bars, grab and […]

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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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Aug 08 2013

Western Carolina Local Dried Beans

Last weekend, I had an exciting surprise from our garden. My husband planted some pinto beans for the first year in our garden. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful plants climb on the string and lately with all the rain, our plants looked a little weepy. We thought the pods looked a little yellow and that […]

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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 24 2013

Worker Bee Has Sweet Treats Coming Soon!

This morning I had the pleasure to chat with Laurey Masterton, proprietor of Laurey’s “Gourmet Comfort Food” Café and Catering, about her new book The Fresh Honey Cookbook: 84 Recipes from a Beekeeper’s Kitchen available in September and her upcoming dinner with Firefly Farm on August 1st at 7 pm. During our time together, Laurey […]

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Jul 20 2013

Urban Garden Paradise

I love hanging out in the back yard with our little gardens. In the vegetable garden, we are currently growing chard, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos (volunteer), pinto beans, corn, arugula, beets, lots of peppers, eggplant, spaghetti squash, butter nut squash and a mystery squash that came up volunteer yet to be determined. Our fruit […]

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