Pickled Okra: A Taste of the South

Cary, NC — Before moving to North Carolina, I can honestly say that I had never tasted okra. I didn’t know what it looked like and had heard it’s an ingredient in gumbo. That’s all I knew about it.

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Easy Fig Jam

Cary, NC — If you are like me, you probably have rarely tasted a fresh fig. In fact, figs are so fragile and seasonal they aren’t often available at the supermarket.

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Making Local, Homemade Pickles

Cary, NC — My family and I love pickles. Maybe it’s my husband’s Eastern European background or my Danish-German heritage, but there is something about a sour, garlicky snappy pickle that I just love. Read more

Capri Flavors, Cary’s Italian Market

Cary, NC — I was speaking with a friend who’s lived in Cary for many years and we landed on one of my favorite topics, Italian food. It’s my go-to cuisine for a romantic dinner on the town or for homemade recipes with flavors that are deeply rooted in tradition.

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Tried & True: Corn on the Grill

Cary, NC — With daily video calls as the new norm, the publisher of Food Cary and I have gotten into a habit of ending our meetings with the same question — what’s for dinner?

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Summertime Fave: Tilapia Tacos

Cary, NC — My kitchen and I have had plenty of bonding time during these last few months of “quarantine cooking”.

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Blueberry Marmalade: Use Your Summer Harvest

Cary, NC — This recipe is one of the easiest jam recipes I have ever made. Read more

Recipe: Apple Crumb Pie

Cary, NC — Yes, I’ve caught the baking bug, just like many of you during this time at home.

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Refreshing Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Cary, NC — We grow a lot of herbs every spring and summer in raised planters on our deck, and we’re always looking for ways to use them. Read more

An Elevated Green Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

Cary, NC — My husband loves to grow his own lettuce. The only problem is that all of a sudden in early April we have more than we can handle. By early may the temps get so hot it all bolts, season over.

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