Farmers Market recipes

Farm Stand Fridays: Summer vegetable gratin

I had the honor recently of being the guest chef in the demonstration kitchen at FRESH by Brookshire’s in Tyler. It was so much fun, as always, and I loved being able to focus on the produce that is so abundant here in Texas all summer; local produce from local farmers. It’s something we all… Continue reading Farm Stand Fridays: Summer vegetable gratin

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New Series: What Does One Do With All Those Exotic Fruits In the Produce Section? Day One: Dragonfruit

As I’ve browsed a handful (or two….or three handsful, perhaps) of times in the produce section of FRESH, our area’s nicer version of a Whole Foods, in my opinion, I’ve noticed people quizzically looking at some of the unique, exotic fruits displayed there.   They almost seem afraid to pick them up, even!  “What in the… Continue reading New Series: What Does One Do With All Those Exotic Fruits In the Produce Section? Day One: Dragonfruit

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You Like Rhubarb, You Just Don’t Know It Yet

On St. Patrick’s Day I was the guest chef in the demo kitchen at FRESH by Brookshires in Tyler.  I was able to spend the day cooking in that shiny new kitchen,  meeting all the food lovers who came by to see what smelled so great!  I made a fresh Irish stew which everyone loved,… Continue reading You Like Rhubarb, You Just Don’t Know It Yet

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A More Grown-Up Comfort Food: Cavatappi and Gruyère

“Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese, named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland, and originated in the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Jura, and Berne. Before 2001, when Gruyère gained Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) status as a Swiss cheese, some controversy existed whether French cheeses of a similar nature could also be labeled Gruyère.… Continue reading A More Grown-Up Comfort Food: Cavatappi and Gruyère

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Savory Stuffed Tomatoes

I have been having a fantastic time in the past year just walking through doors that are opening for me in “foodie” circles.  It has shown me several things.  For instance, if you love people, many of them will love you back.   Also, if you do what you love doing, even if you are doing… Continue reading Savory Stuffed Tomatoes