Be Inspired for Mother's Day

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook M-O-T-H-E-R. The word that means the world to many. The second Sunday in May has become a very memorable …
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Edible Flower Power

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  You must have seen the news that this upcoming weekend is Flower Power with blooms aplenty at both Homestead …
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Time for Cukes

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Time to plant and time to plan the recipes for the really big yield. Last year seems to have been great for …
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Easter and the Side Dishes

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Just to make sure I have your attention, the above photo gives you a taste of dessert early on. These …
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Add A Touch of Spring to Sandwiches

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Herbs in cocktails? Fruit on sandwiches? It must be spring-finally! The big trends are here to branch out to …
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Hens on The Loose, Along with Their Eggs

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Here at HG we don't just consider the chicks on the loose, but the big feathered gals, their eggs, and how …
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Mushrooms Exotica

  All mushrooms are luscious to many of us. They are also versatile and especially good-for-you. However, if you have an introduction to the mushroom exotica …
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Share the Love

  Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert Don't forget to tell your special people you love them...every day and especially on the day of love! What better sentiment …
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Brilliant Tipsy Tomatoes-Bloody Mary Style, for the Big Game!

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Rich, that is, by way of flavor AND nutrition. So surprise, these little bites satisfy without empty loaded …
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All the Bounty of Fall

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Fall didn’t simply roll in at homestead Gardens, but rushed in with all the clamor and fervor of a great …
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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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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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