Focus Local Mushrooms

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  We have the great fortune of being "local" to the mushroom capital of not only the U.S., but the …
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Consider The New Carrot

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  What do I do when I want recipe inspiration? Why I take a trip around the world, of course, to peruse the …
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Get ‘Em While They’re Hot...Fall Vegetable Transplants are In!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook As summer draws to a close, gardens everywhere can morph into a tapestry of delicious greens, from tender …
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Pure Summer Produce - Recipes

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook The end of August and the time when gardens are full to overflowing and friends bring sacks of squash, …
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The Sustainable Cabin Creek Heritage Farm

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  The mud-splattered all-terrain vehicle (ATV) bobbed along the forest path, down the hill, around the bend …
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Chili Peppers and Bell Peppers Aplenty

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  The brilliant colors draw the eye, the dazzling hues mesmerize, the enticing aroma present some of the …
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Got Chickens...How About Egg Crepes?

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook With the backyard chicken trend booming, you might just have a few too many eggs. Did you ever hear of crepes …
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Clean Food-Kitchen Garden Menus

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Every so often I’ll be posting a seasonal and local “clean food” menu grown close to home...maybe from your …
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Gussied-Up Grilled Eggplant

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Have you been getting the eggplant in the height of the season and noticing how great they taste compared …
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Let the Garden Tell You What to Eat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Summer squash is what most gardeners and farmers in the region are finding in abundance this time of year. …
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Stone Fruits in the Height of the Season

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Stone fruits—peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines, and plums—are some of the great mouth-watering joys of …
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Festive Food for July 4th

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Most of us around the country will be grilling the favorites for the 4th-burgers, dogs and possibly …
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