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