Camille Tyndall

Local Harvest: New Year’s Eats

I grew up in the eastern part of the state, and a large part of my childhood revolved around my grandparents’ farm in Craven county. The farm had been in my grandfather’s family since one of the King Georges had given his ancestors the land grant, and while it had been growing tobacco, cotton, and soy for as long as anyone could remember, Papa always tended a smaller kitchen garden close to the house to provide my grandmother with fresh vegetables to cook for the family. I would guess that my family is no different from many families, especially...

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Local Harvest: Goat Cheese Grits Bowl

Help, I’m drowning in squashes!  It’s the time of year when gardens seem to be overflowing with summer squash and zucchini. Co-workers leave extras in the break room, every booth in the farmer’s market has them, and they’re in your CSA box. Unless you like eating the same thing all day every day, you have to get a little creative! We’ve tried sauteeing them, roasting them, even baking zucchini bread with them, but this recipe has been the standout that has become a regular in our weekday dinner (or brinner) rotation. Grit bowls have been popular in my household...

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Local Harvest: Watermelon And Tomato Salad

We all know that local food is easy to find in Chapelboro.  Ever since moving here from the eastern part of the state in 2009, I have been overwhelmed with the quality and variety of fresh, local produce easily available to me through CSAs and the number of year-round farmer’s markets that operate in the area.  At no time is that more the case than summer, when the markets overflow with berries, tomatoes, corn, watermelon, okra, and countless other beautiful fruits and vegetables. Being tempted by the beauty of the variety of foods available doesn’t mean that I always...

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Local Food Stars At TASTE 2014

It comes as no surprise to those of us lucky enough to live in the western part of the Triangle that we are surrounded by an amazing food scene. The Triangle consistently tops not only lists of best places to live and fastest growing metropolises, but best and fastest-growing food scenes as well; Durham was even named the tastiest town in the South by Southern Living magazine just last year. An abundance of farms producing fresh produce, a large population of talented chefs, and a population committed to farm-to-fork eating has come together to create one of the most...

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Local Food Non-Profits Nourish Community

As the weather gets colder, it seems like our attention turns to food. From November through December, food traditions are front and center in our mind. In January, we are simultaneously craving warm comfort food to ward off the cold and fighting to keep our New Year’s resolution to lose that weight. With February and Valentine’s Day, romantic dinners are planned and chocolate is bought at a furious pace. For many of our neighbors, however, their thoughts about food tend to revolve around how to get enough of it to feed themselves and their families. The statistics are startling:...

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