Saturday, August 30, 2014

Blackberry Mania – From Storing Tips to Recipes for Savory Blackberry Sauce and Blackberry Brandy

It’s blackberry season! Chef Erin shares tips for storing fresh blackberries as well as a couple of her favorite recipes. Okay, as cheesy as this sounds, blackberry brandy makes me oddly nostalgic for my “childhood.” I grew up in Wisconsin and it’s sad to admit but we country kids started drinking pretty early. Blackberry brandy…  (Read more…)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Blogger’s Take: Moroccan Cooking Class at

This blog has been reprinted with the permission of Lizette Wolter McKinley, local photographer and blogger.  Check out her blog at When I saw Chef Shop, a local fine and specialty food purveyor was offering a Moroccan cooking class I was intrigued. There are some types of food I have never attempted to make and…  (Read more…)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pulled Pork with Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce

Over the past month, I’ve been teaching a class on Carolina Barbecue at the PCC Natural Markets.  You’d think that I’d be sick of it by now, but I have to tell you that the recipes are so good that I made them all again this weekend!  The class is a complete summertime feast from…  (Read more…)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Carolina-Style Barbecue Sauce

Years ago, my best friend, Christin moved to the Raleigh-Durham area. When I went out for a visit, she took me for some real Carolina barbecue. I was really struck by the barbecue sauce. It was really unlike any I’d ever tried before. It was piquant, tart – just plain zippy.  I really loved it….  (Read more…)