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Recipes for Apples of All Sizes

by Jane Wangersky August 28th, 2014 | Recipes, Simple Solutions
Recipes What’s local right now? What isn’t? The service that delivers produce to us is even showing locally grown okra on its site. That used to be unheard of north of the Mason-Dixon line, let alone the 49th parallel. For a few brief weeks, all sorts of fruits and vegetables are local.

Most local of all are the apples falling off the tree in our backyard. They’re green, not because they’re unripe, but because they’re Gravensteins. Luther Burbank – "The Wizard of Horticulture" -- once said, "It has often been said that if the Gravenstein could be had throughout the year,
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Forming Hamburgers- Is There a Proper Method

by Elizabeth Skipper August 27th, 2014 | Ask the Chef Ask The Chef
Is there a correct way to form hamburgers? I have hand-formed them and used a patty maker.  I also have made patties that are flat and added a dimple to them to help with cooking. Are any of these methods better than another, or is there a totally different way that I should be trying?

Is there one correct way to form hamburgers? I wouldn't say so, although there
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Best BnB Bites

Sweet Cucumber Pickles from Big Mill Bed and Breakfast

by BnB Finder August 26th, 2014 | Best BnB Bites, Recipes
When I think of pickles, I typically think of kosher spears to accompany a burger or hot dog.  However, if I think back to my childhood, I think of holiday celebrations and pretty bowls with divided sections.  In one section would be black olives, and in the other would be sweet pickles.  How elegant I thought we were serving these treats before dinner.  It is how I imagined all dinners at fancy restaurants started.  Ahh, the joys of being a child.

Seeing this recipe from the Big Mill Bed and Breakfast in Williamston, North Carolina, I couldn't help
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Recipes

Fresh Corn Cakes- Local Produce in a Delightful Package

by TT August 25th, 2014 | Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
Last Tapas Monday, I made a menu that placed a spin on southern flair.  I started with pulled pork, which I let simmer in a mini crock pot for the afternoon.  It was incredibly tender by the time our 8 o'clock dinner rolled around.  Rather than serving it on white bread, I went with the healthier option of lettuce wraps.  Of course, using lettuce as the vehicle leaves more room in the stomach for a second (or third or fourth) serving, so maybe it isn't that much healthier!

I wanted another dish that had hints of southern style.  I automatically
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What to Use Instead of Whipped Cream

by Jane Wangersky August 22nd, 2014 | Cooking Basics
Cooking Basics I have a confession to make. In my cherry crunch recipe awhile back, I mentioned serving it with ice cream, and included a photo of a serving of it with a pale pink topping. Well, the topping was really Greek yogurt. Sometimes food photographers, even very occasional ones like me, are driven to such things.

Anyone, sometimes, can find themselves wanting a creamy topping to finish off a sweet dish when there’s no ice cream or whipped cream in the house. When that happens, the thing to do is look hard at what other dairy products you have. None will
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