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Backyard Pantry: Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

Look what I found in the backyard, Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes! They always grow divinely in our backyard here in Western NC. I throw them in the freezer just as they are so that I can feed my tomato addiction by adding them to sauces all winter long!  

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Slow Food USA $5 Challenge

The Slow Food USA $5 dinner challenge involved finding the real meaning in a “value meal”-a homemade meal shared with loved ones, made with fresh ingredients because “slow food shouldn’t cost more than fast food”.  The challenge: host a dinner party based around  locally sourced ingredients that support the slow food vision that cost less &hellip Continue reading »

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Backyard Chickens

On our backyard farm, the ladies reign supreme in regards to sustainability-they turn our plant-based leftovers into eggs and compost.

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Lush Red Pepper Jelly

Red pepper jelly is hands-down my favorite appetizer. I can make several batches when the summer peppers are abundant and have it throughout the winter to serve over goat cheese or brie. My lovely friend Steve surprised me with a huge bag of local peppers and it was no surprise to me ( or anyone &hellip Continue reading »

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Freezing the harvest makes me jump for joy!

Thanks to Ball Plastic 8-Ounce Freezer Jars that are now BPA-Free!! How wonderful is that?

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Look what I found in the backyard

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This year’s winner: cucumber!

Every year, we have one plant that becomes the superstar of the season. To achieve this status you must out-perform, always have something for us or grow to an amazing size such as the previous year’s winner Big Daddy Zucchini. We give a standing ovation to our outstanding cucumber plant that popped up in one &hellip Continue reading »

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