By Susan Reda
  • Oui! Make Your Own Aioli

    September 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    The debate over commercial mayonnaises can get heated and personal.  I prefer Duke’s to Hellman’s though my absolute, hands down best recommendation is homemade aioli.  This Provencal sauce is simple to make and has very few ingredients.  You will be whisking up a storm, though the silky and supple finished product will have you proudly […]

  • Baked Spaghetti Squash With Grilled Tomato Sauce

    August 18, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Inspired by Castlemaine Farm’s Spaghetti Squash  Joann and Joe Jurney have been bringing produce to The Carrboro Farmers’ Market since 2004.  They farm five of their 26 acres at Castlemaine Farm in Liberty, NC.  Joann is known to have one of the most picturesque vendor stands in the market and this Saturday I was delighted […]

  • Cold Thai Curried Summer Squash Soup

    August 4, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Triangle Land Conservancy’s Irvin Nature Preserve is home to Learning Outside, outdoor education programs, and the site of Transplanting Traditions Community Farm.   Transplanting Traditions, established in 2010, is a project of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children.  The farm provides refugees from South-East Asia access to land, healthy food and agricultural and entrepreneurial opportunities. […]

  • A Recipe for Italian Grandmother’s Pesto

    July 21, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Inspired by Learning Outside’s Learning Garden, sited on TLC’s Irvin Nature Preserve. My favorite space to visit at Learning Outside’s site happens to be The Learning Garden, where rows of tidy raised beds are planted with countless varieties of tomatoes, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Gardening provides hands-on experiences that integrate science, math, nutrition, language arts […]

  • Picnic Potato Salad

    June 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Whether it is a Fourth of July picnic or a neighborhood potluck, this simple potato salad fits the bill.   Just a few ingredients, simple to assemble and it stands up to the heat of summer days.  I found inspiration for this dish while visiting with Miles Okal, farmer/part owner of South Wind Produce at the […]

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    From Our Markets’ Bounty Returns to Chapelboro

    June 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

    From Our Markets’ Bounty returns today with a recipe for Picnic Potato Salad just in time for your Fourth of July potluck! From Our Markets’ Bounty will appear the first and third weeks of each month.  I am pleased to be back! Picnic Potato Salad I want to remind you of the bounty of farmers’ markets we […]

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    An Evergreen Tradition: Homemade Wreaths

    December 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Winter wreaths are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. I have had my favorites throughout the years, including a living wreath consisting of ivy “planted” into a 24-inch moss-filled ring form. That beloved wreath, circa 1992, which I made with instructions and encouragement from a friend, […]

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    Crisp, Spicy and Buttery Hors d’Oeuvres

    November 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Everyone is familiar with the smallish bright red radishes. Leave it to Alex and Betsy Hitt, owners/farmers of Peregrine Farm and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, to introduce us to these oversized beauties. Alex describes the Watermelon radish as sweet and colorful and the Black Spanish radish as crisp, with a spicy white flesh. […]

  • Autumn in the Southern Part of Heaven

    November 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Autumn in the Southern Part of Heaven offers breath-taking sunsets and glorious colors of foliage.  Nature has replicated the same hues in fall produce!  Head to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market to select a variety of pumpkins, gourds, and squashes to create a seasonal display for your home, or to gift to a friend.    Coming […]

  • Baby Ginger

    September 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Baby Ginger, gorgeous, exotic and delicious! Thanks to Alex and Betsy Hitt, farmers/ owners of Peregrine Farm and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, you can stock up on this versatile root with its pale thin skin and mild, though distinctive sweet peppery flavor.   This will definitely be my new culinary love, as Betsy says […]