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I'm a mom. I love to cook. I especially love to cook food my kids will eat! I grew up outside of Rolesville, moved away for college in 1988, UNC of course - go Tarheels! After college I had some pretty cool jobs in advertising and PR, lived in NYC, South Florida, Kentucky...married my Hubs, quit my job, and had a couple of kids, Big Guy and Baby B. We moved back to Wake Forest almost 10 years ago. Baby B was diagnosed with food allergies at 6 months old. I had to learn how to feed her safely so I had to learn how to cook, really cook. I'm still a work in progress but my family and friends have happy bellies. Growing up in a small town means sourcing locally is always important to me...organic is too.
Cold Tomato Soup

Cold Tomato Soup

Last week my Vollmer Farm CSA contained many delicious goodies – strawberries, asparagus, English cucumbers, tomatoes, Napa cabbage and sweet potatoes. All of these foods are delicious on their own, prepared very simply, a light grill, simple roast, lightly steamed or just sliced and eaten raw. Since we are quickly heading into that time of […]

CSA Week 4 – Homemade Chinese Takeout

It’s that time of the week again. Yay! Yay! For CSA Day!! Today’s share contained strawberries, collard greens, Napa cabbage, carrots, asparagus and tomatoes. What to do…what to do?!!? Well, the strawberries will be divided up into tomorrow’s breakfast of greek yogurt with granola and the kid’s lunch boxes…the asparagus will lightly grilled next to […]

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

This past Tuesday was week three of my Vollmer Farm CSA share. This share contained strawberries, asparagus, sweet potatoes, carrots and red candy onions. Today’s recipe will utilize the sweet potatoes and onions. I’ve mentioned before that we could possibly become a vegetarian family, especially for the 20 weeks of our CSA share if it weren’t […]

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Strawberries – You Pick ’em!

‘Tis the season for picking strawberries. Sweet, delicious, ruby red morsels of goodness. We are so lucky to live in an area that has tons of tireless farmers who open their farms to us mere mortals in search of our next sweet fix…some places will even pick them for you and send you home with […]

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Baking Bread with The Grain Mill of Wake Forest

This week my quest to source local foods led me to The Grain Mill of Wake Forest. I will be completely honest, when I first started researching The Grain Mill, I found it a bit overwhelming. I feared the only way to purchase was in bulk…big time bulk. I’m happy to announce I was very, […]

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Quinoa with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

Quinoa is pronounced “keen-wha”. Funny little word, roll the word around on your tongue a little, it’s fun to say. It tastes like…well, it pretty much tastes like whatever you put with it, not nearly as exotic as it sounds! Quinoa is not just a grain, it’s the wonder kid of grains. Not only is […]

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Breakfast of Champions – Overnight Oatmeal

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Breakfast of Champions – Overnight Oatmeal

  First things first. I am not a chef. I have not been trained by anyone. My Mom wasn’t a great cook – don’t get me wrong…she wasn’t a terrible cook, in fact, growing up I thought she was the best…she couldn’t bake worth a damn but we never went hungry and always left the […]

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