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In Search of the Perfect Tomato

Growing tomatoes is something that just seems to make a person more Southern. I’ve grown them at various times in my life and my grandmom usually had tomato plants. And I can’t help but think of a scene in Steel Magnolias where Ouiser is dumping tomatoes on people and says she has to grow them […]

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blackberry cobbler recipe

Quick & Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe (How-To Video)

I drove back from Memphis the other day and had to stop at a berry farm…. was so excited that blackberries are coming in. I bought a bunch of them…. a couple of quarts thinking it was high time for blackberry cobbler and it really was! I had to get my grandmom’s blackberry cobbler recipe […]

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Backyard Broccoli & More in My Container Garden VIDEO

I got some of the seeds and plants for my container garden from my employer Monsanto at no cost to me.We are doing a great container garden there too and it inspired me to give it another go at home. I was not asked to write about the garden and the opinions here are mine and […]

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Four Steps to Finding Fantastic Small Local Restaurants Abroad

As much as I love food and travel, the combination of both of those things is certainly peak experience for me. Because I travel with friends or family who may live local and going solo, it can be totally simple to find small local restaurants abroad at times when a guide who knows me is […]

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Amy Robinette NC Meat Mom

NC Meat Mom Delivers Grass-Fed Beef

Amy H. Robinette is the owner of Micro Summit Processors and co-owner of Harris-Robinette Beef, and is known online as NC Meat Mom. Her family farm and meat processing company are east of Raleigh in Micro, NC. I was recently in her neighborhood without realizing how close I was and I’m still bummed we didn’t have a […]

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Enchanted Acres Shannon Latham

Fairytale Beginnings, Farm Barbie, Feedyard Foodie… Yes, We are Talking Farms! (Farm A to Z)

I’m not sure that we could find two more complimentary farm blogs to feature in a day…. Fairytale Beginnings & Farm Barbie? That doesn’t exactly sound like part of a farm series…. Feedyard Foodie puts two things together that don’t seem exactly to go together, but they do! Remember not all farms are the same! […]

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Darden Country Store

Big & Small… Daddy’s Tractor, Darden Farms & Douglas Falls Creamery (Farm A to Z)

Today you will get to meet a farm family here in my adopted home state that is really big on conservation as they grow corn, soybeans and wheat. A a farm in northeastern Washington that does things on a small scale. And one in Virginia that does some things like cotton on a big scale and […]

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Ted Drewes

St. Louis A to Z: Ted Drewes & Toasted Raviolis

When it came time for the letter T to be featured in my St. Louis A to Z, two major foods came to mind — Ted Drewes and toasted ravioli! Both of them are talked about frequently in St. Louis and both foods have fans in town. So please stop reading if you are hungry! 🙂 […]

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