Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our Mostly Local Thanksgiving Meal

Our Thanksgiving Menu

Herb Roasted Pastured Turkey with Pan Gravy

Steamed Green & Yellow Beans

Sweet Potato Casserole topped with Pecans (and homemade whipped cream!)

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Buscuits

from local sources:

Pastured turkey & red potatoes - Cane Creek Farm, Efland, NC
Fresh rosemary - backyard container garden
Green & yeallow beans - Cloverfields Farm, Timberlake, NC & Cedar Rock Farm, Castalia, NC (frozen from summer)
Sweet potatoes - R & V Farm
Pecans - S & L Farm, Louisburg, NC
Cream - Maple View, Hillsborough, NC
Wheat berries for flour - The Grain Mill of Wake Forest, Wake Forest, NC

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Preparations - Cooking A Pastured Turkey

This year for Thanksgiving, I'll be cooking a local, pasture raised turkey for the first time!  I'm finding these cooking tips for pastured turkey to be extremely helpful in my final preparations for the big day. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quick Meals for Working Moms - Local Veggie Stir Fry

A veggie stir fry with local, organically grown items from the Midtown Farmers Market

Broccoli - Cedar Rock Farm
Yellow Beans - Rocky River Farm
Daikon Radish - Edible Earthscapes

Stir fry makes for a quick meal on busy evenings.  You can also adapt the recipe to what is currently in-season.  For my latest version, I've been using local broccoli, yellow beans and sliced daikon radish (a new favorite of mine).  Saute the veggies along with sliced organic onion in a pan with about a tablespoon or two of olive oil.  Once the daikon begins to sear, add some organic soy sauce and about a 1/4 cup of water.  Cover the pan and cook until veggies are desired tenderness (I like my broccoli to still have some crunch!).  Serve over organic brown rice.



Monday, November 1, 2010


This year Halloween fell on the weekend...

Me and geto boyz are trick-or-treating ;)

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!