JUST IN! Heirloom tomatoes for the WIN!

Heirloom tomatoes are DELICIOUS, and we have a lot on sale right now. Want some inspiration? Below is one of our favorite heirloom tomato recipes, so stop by today, stock up, and get cooking! Bruschetta with Heirloom Tomatoes  Ingredients 4 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes (preferably a mix of colors), cut into 1/2-inch piece 2/3 cup best-quality … Continued  

New Vegan Culinary Masterminds

We’re proud to introduce Sweeties Southern & Vegan catering as our new resident chefs for Meatless Mondays! Sweeties is a full-service catering company that honors rich food traditions and serve vegan, vegetarian and/or gluten-free dishes that are healthy, nourishing, and delicious. Sweeties is named after founder Stephanie Perry’s grandmother, who was conscious of the need … Continued  

Stay Cool with Icey Treats

As the temperature rises, our urge to cook (or really spend much time indoors at all) drops. What do you reach for when the mercury climbs? Chill out on hot days with these cool treats that you can make at home. By making your own, you can control the ingredients and avoid high-fructose corn syrup … Continued  

Roasted Sweet Corn Bread

Recipe Information Total Time: 40 minutes; 20 minutes active Servings: 9 Ingredients 1 ear sweet corn (2 if small) 1 cup unbleached flour 1 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup melted butter 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt 2 large eggs Preparation To roast the corn, heat the … Continued  

How to Make the Best Burger Ever

Is your burger in need of a pick-me-up? Some folks may be satisfied with slapping a patty on the grill and saying that’s that with a bun and some ketchup.  But not you, you’re in it for the big game.  You want people to bite into your burger and say “WOW! That’s the best burger … Continued  

Corn with Cilantro Cumin Butter

Brighten up you summer meal with this fresh and tasty corn on the cob recipe. Ingredients 6 ears of corn, shucked 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional) 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) Preparation Bring a large pot … Continued  

Local Peaches: A Delicious Treat & An Opportunity to Help A Farmer

There are North Carolina grown peaches on the shelf right now!  They’re $2.49 /lb and they’re real good. How long they’ll be available is another question all together. A mid-March freeze (remember that cold weather?) has knocked out a pretty large portion of the local peach crop.  But that doesn’t mean our NC farmers aren’t … Continued  

Stars & Stripes Sandwiches

Celebrate the 4th of July with these easy and healthy festive eats! Ingredients 1 cup strawberries 1 cup raspberries 1 banana 1 cup blueberries Light cream cheese 3 slices of whole wheat bread Berry jam Preparation Thinly slice 1/2 cup strawberries. Cut all the raspberries in half. Slice the entire banana. Toast three slices of … Continued  

Wines From Croatia – Now Available

From Nick Williams – Wine & Beer Coordinator  The Croatian Coast is home to picturesque crags dropping to electric blue seas, world-class seafood, and yacht-borne celebrities absorbing the Adriatic sun. It’s also home to a vibrant and distinctive wine making culture, one whose bounties are increasingly available in international markets like ours. I love anything … Continued  

Make Your Day “Cherry” Good

Little wonder that “a cherry on top” is thought to sweeten a deal! Whether it’s a handful of chopped sweet Bings in a chicken salad, a sour variety baked into a pie or the dried fruit in your muffin or trail mix, cherries add a glisten of crimson and a fabulously fruity taste to an … Continued