Jest Jammin’ (Strawberry Lime Jam)

From my weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market I once again came home with way too many strawberries…I should have bought one basket but noooo..I went bonkers and bought a HALF FLAT of strawberries.  That’s 6 baskets of strawberries between the two of us. Which means it’s JAM TIME.  I pulled up the recipe for…

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Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

The problem with going to the Farmer’s Markets is I end up with way more than we will be able to finish.  As I walk through the market everything looks so delicious and smells so good. The aroma of sun ripened fruit is intoxicating, the variety of greens and tomatoes are mind boggling, every where…

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Strawberry Fields Forever-Strawberry Pie Now

I was tasked with dessert for Easter dinner at my brother’s this year.  Hmmm, what to bring?  Inspiration hit as soon as I walked into my neighborhood market and spied the baskets of red strawberries.  It’s PIE TIME.  I conjured up an image in my head, fresh sweet ripe strawberries piled in a crispy buttery crust and…

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Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal-Sugar Cookie Crust

Have you been watching A Chef’s Life on PBS? You should. It follows Chef Vivian Howard who after hobnobbing in NYC for a couple of years moved back home to North Carolina and opened a farm to table restaurant. We are not talking Asheville or Charlotte, urban areas where the culinary scenes are blossoming but in…

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How Do You Like Them Apples (Apple Crisp)

My consolation for summer ending is the arrival of Fall, the magical transition that eases us into the coming colder months.  The air is crisp and cool without the icy sting of winter.  I love how the trees drop their leaves creating a carpet of orange and yellow hues.  Yes, I’m going to miss summer’s yummy bounty but the…

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Beyond Stupid Easy, Quick Strawberry Jam

I still haven’t made that transition to feeding two instead of five.  This is no more evident than when I go to the farmer’s market.  Going to my favorite vendor I linger over baskets of beautiful, ripe strawberries.   I pop one in my mouth, hmmmm yum, they taste as good as they look.  Okay,…

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