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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More Vegetable Literacy Plus Profound Edible Quotes

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook "Growing Your Own Food is like printing you own money."        -by Ron Finley who describes himself as a …
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Highlight: Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Vegetables are the new heroes of the food world, as more and more of us try to eat healthier meals, many …
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Highlighting Spring's Fresh Ingredients

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Highlighting Spring's Fresh Ingredients  Spring ingredients are in the culinary picture-front and center. I …
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Garden to Glass Continues

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook More recipes with those bright green herbs and produce for your drinks-with or without alcohol. Rum, vodka or …
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Herbs-Front and Center

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook We’ve all been glowing a little bit here from spending glorious hours outside. While the weather has played …
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Local Ingredient Easter Dishes

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Eggs, eggs and backyard chickens are everywhere! It's very exciting to see the enthusiasm for our feathered …
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The Nuts & Bolts of Outdoor Entertaining

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Join us for a fun seminar-Saturday 3:00 at Davidsonville, as we throw the doors open and get back outside …
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Sustainable Eating

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook At the really big "Cherish the Chesapeake Open House", Homestead Gardens has many speakers who will convey …
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Beans-Nutritionally Dense “Heroes”

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Low in fat and high in protein and fiber, beans, legumes and pulses are a healthy, high-fiber, affordable …
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Bourbon and Coffee Brine Recipe + A Grilling Primer

Come one and all as we break out the grill to kick off the outdoor entertaining and the grilling season.  You get an extra bonus for this post because I have …
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Valentine's Day Small Bites-Verrines!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Shower your loved one with a snazzy idea of French origin-perfect for Valentine Day. How about a verrine? …
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