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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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Whole Foods Not A Possible Replacement for Kroger

Looking in the windows of the old Kroger Supermarket in Wakefield Commons a few months ago, and it looked a lot like a scene out of a post-apocalyptic movie. The shelves were bare, but the signs all hung inside like the store could open for business the next day. Within weeks of the store closing […]

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Vollmer Farm Offers Locals a “Share” of the Farm

Have you ever been to Bunn, NC?  From Wake Forest, it’s about a 20-minute drive.  There is usually a steady stream of cars, families, preschools, and groups, heading that way on 98 toward Vollmer Farm in April and May, when they open their “pick your own” strawberry fields, but there is so much more to Vollmer than strawberries! […]

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Tropical Picken Chicken – What a Busy Mom Needs for Dinner

Do not fear the chicken in the yellow fedora! If you have driven in or out of Wake Forest on S. Main Street, I am sure you have noticed the Tropical Picken Chicken signage and/or restaurant.  It’s tucked in right next door to Wake Forest morning staple, Daylight Donuts.  I love trying new places, but while I was […]

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