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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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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More of the Soup Saga

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert The first two recipes in this weeks soups are classics. They are based on food culture although the slant of the dish may …
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Growing Food-Inspiration is Everywhere

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  "Food Unites Us All" ‘Tis the time of year when growers and farmers have their annual gatherings since they …
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It’s the Beginning of a New World-Thank you, Mayans!

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Some believed the world would end Friday -- on 12/21/12 -- which is when an important phase on the ancient …
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More Holiday Entertaining from Homestead Gardens

   Packaged Savory Parmesan Shortbread in the poinsettia display Homestead Gardens, Severna Park
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More Starters for the Day-Come & Taste!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook What do I mean by, "Come & Taste?" I will be cooking away this Saturday at NOON in Severna Park Homestead …
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Starters for the Day

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Did you know that simply eating breakfast raises your metabolism by 10%? It wakes up the systems after a full …
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Stellar Fall Veggie Recipes

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Now is the time to make the most of late summer produce, although waning-while the next harvest is coming …
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Have WE Got Corn!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook   General manager of Homestead Gardens, David Hanger, helped his grandpa develop the Kandy Korn   While …
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Pizza Over Live Fire

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Pizza over Live Fire You can’t deny that a grilled pizza, crusty and smoky from a live fire, is one of the …
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