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Recipe: slow cooker sweet potato bisque

Recipe: slow cooker sweet potato bisque

This time of year it’s pretty difficult to find truly local produce that’s in season in North Carolina. Collards certainly are an option, and there may be some goodies growing in greenhouses. There’s certainly not an abundance of local farm-fresh food though. (Check out the N.C. in-season guide here.) This is why canning and other […]

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Recipe: Zuppa Toscana Soup

Recipe: Zuppa Toscana Soup

J January’s chill calls for warm, “stick-to-your-bones” type meals. It’s no wonder that National Soup Month falls during what’s often the coldest month of the year. The recipe below utilizes fresh and local Swiss chard or kale, which are both cool-season vegetables.  Include local sausage, bacon and potatoes to make it a North Carolina soup […]

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Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Shorter days plus colder nights equals the perfect scenario for trying out a few new soup recipes. We suggest a recipe that uses favorite, in-season fall fruits and vegetables. Butternut squash, pears and apples are all readily available at farmers markets. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services runs four farmers markets that operate […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Yummy Potato Soup

Tar Heel Kitchen: Yummy Potato Soup

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Peanut recipe roundup

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Peanut recipe roundup

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa featured peanuts. North Carolina peanut growers produced 400 million pounds of peanuts in 2014, which ranks us sixth in the nation in production. Leading peanut producing counties are Martin, Pitt, Halifax, […]

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Throwback Thursday recipe: Catfish and Shrimp Soup

Throwback Thursday recipe: Catfish and Shrimp Soup

January in North Carolina (most of the time) means cold weather has settled in for a while. It’s the time of year when dinner plans include hot soups and Crock-Pot creations. This week we’ve done a little digging into a 1989 edition of the Goodness Grows in North Carolina cookbook and found a recipe provided […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Fall Flavors

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Fall Flavors

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa are featuring recipes made with North Carolina sweet potatoes and apples. The first recipe is provided by the N.C. Sweet Potato Commission. Lisa calls it “an unusual way to prepare sweet […]

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