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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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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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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Celebrating with the Chinese New Year-Year of the Snake

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert The Year of the Water Snake began last Sunday, however, it lasts for a full year so there's still time to celebrate one of …
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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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Soup Saga 2013

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook It's that time again when a heart-warming full meal in a bowl fits the bill. Most of the winter months, I …
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New Ways for a Stressless Thanksgiving

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Who couldn't use a few new ideas to make this often frenzied holiday a bit more relaxed...a lot more …
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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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Artisan Beers & Recipes for Homestead Gardens Beer Festival

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Although wrapping up summer can be sad for many, fall has lots to offer. Aside from all the fabulous local …
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Saving Summer's Bounty

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Now that summer has given us a big blast of produce, it’s time to get serious about preserving it to have …
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