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Rice, Beans and Shelter – Caldo Galego

A little while back I finally had a chance to meet and chat with the man behind the highly regarded, Old Havana Sandwich Shop. Cuban native and Durham resident, Roberto Copa Matos, invited me behind the counter to a side room. He had half a dozen pork loins (sourced locally from Green Button Farms) laid […]

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Carolina Raised Pork Bellies Meet Momofuku

Adapted from the Momofuku Cookbook by David Chang After a photo shoot at Yellow Wolf Farm, owner Stacy Martin sent me home with a cooler full meat that included some tasty pork bellies. Although I had eaten and drooled over them many times, I had never actually prepared it myself. For advice, I went to the all-knowing oracle “Google,” […]

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Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie

Let me start by saying, I am not particularly a pecan person. I will just about never seek out a pecan. When given the choice I will normally order the item that doesn’t have pecans in it but a couple of weeks ago in my birth state of Connecticut, I picked the right time and […]

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Pistachio Chicken Salad for the Soul at Seaboard Cafe

I arrived at Logan’s Trading Company in Raleigh shortly after 9:00 a.m. on a chilly Monday morning. Logan’s is an indoor and outdoor garden center housed in a long red brick building that could pass as a town hall of some old country town. Pillars below a triangle Greek style pediment flank the entrance and […]

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How to Make Italian-Style Hot Sausage

This year we wanted to start making more things at home and rely less on the convienent but low quality meat of my local Food Lion. For Christmas I received a Kitchen-Aid mixer with the grinder and sausage making attachments. Like Ralphie with the Red Rider BB gun I couldn’t wait to tear the box […]

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Little Tree Farm Style Chicken Stock – Durham Farmer’s Market

There is no better way to start a weekend than with a trip down to the Durham Farmer’s Market. I really dig our small market and the opportunity to meet with local farmers. Early arrival is key if you wish to grab goods before pickings become slim. Making the trip early becomes difficult when I […]

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Chorizo,Chicken, Red Pepper and Broccoli Cream Soup

DURHAM FARMERS MARKET 501 Foster Street Durham, North Carolina Saturdays: 8-12 Wednesdays: 3:30-6:30   As often as possible I like to take advantage of the numerous farmers markets in the area. The ability to choose fresh produce and to meet the people face to face that grow them, motivates me to come home and whip […]

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How to Make Candied Nuts

Historically I have never liked any nuts except for peanuts but recently I made granola and it called for nuts and the only ones we had on hand were candied walnuts. While tossing them in the mix I found myself eating these sugar-coated nuts. Like bacon, if you put enough sugar around anything I will apparently […]

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Brown Sugar, Blueberry Craisin Pancakes

Ingredients pancake mix blueberry craisins butter brown sugar Make the pancakes per the mix’s instructions and add some blueberry crasins. Pour pancake on a hot buttered griddle and cook until just browned then remove from heat and set aside. Once you have cooked all of your pancakes add butter to skillet and melt. Sprinkle brown sugar […]

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Hot Dog Alfredo

We have all been in this situation… It’s time for dinner but you are missing an ingredient or two to complete a meal.  No need to run to the nearest grocery store, with a little improvisation you can salvage dinner and create a tasty meal with a few common pantry staples. Ingredients 2 hot dogs […]

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