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Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Frittata

By on August 3, 2017

Sweet potatoes are not just for casseroles and pies around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our state vegetable is perfect for any season and is available year-round. Check out the recipe below for a quick and easy way to spice up dinner with

In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Scrumptious seafood

By on July 27, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes with a coastal flair. Seafood is a thriving industry in North Carolina with an abundant

Recipe: National Ice Cream Month

By on July 20, 2017

Ask 10 people their favorite place to go for ice cream and you are likely to get 10 different places. Hot summer days and warm nights make a frozen treat a welcome sight,  which is why July is perfect for

Recipes: Ideas for peach lovers

By on July 13, 2017

It’s a great time of year if you are a fan of peach ice cream, peach cobbler and all other things peachy. Growers are reporting a good crop of late-variety freestone peaches. Freestones are a popular variety that many consumers

In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Rounding up a few favorite beef recipes

By on July 6, 2017

    WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes with beef as a main ingredient. With 1,000 registered meat handlers in the

Recipe: 4th of July fruit bowl

By on June 29, 2017

Red, white and blue are the traditional colors used to celebrate the 4th of July, which is great news for fruit lovers because watermelons, cantaloupes, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries can make a great fruit salad. Fresh fruit is abundant at

Recipe: Honey Pecan Tart

By on June 23, 2017

National Pollinator Week is a great time to celebrate bees and the delicious, natural sweetener they provide. Without bees, we wouldn’t have honey. The value of honey production in North Carolina in 2015 was $2.4 million. The taste and color

Recipe: Corn on (and off) the cob

By on June 15, 2017

Check out your nearest farmers market for the newly arrived stars, including Silver Queen, Peaches and Cream and Fantasia. These stars aren’t the newest reality TV sensations, these are popular corn varieties. Oftentimes, the corn is fresh picked in the

Recipe: June is Dairy Month

By on June 8, 2017

As if you needed another reason to enjoy a big bowl of ice cream. June is National Dairy Month and a great time to celebrate the milk, cheese and, yes, ice cream produced by our North Carolina dairy farmers. North

What’s in Season: Fresh fruits and vegetables

By on June 1, 2017

It’s the beginning of June and farmers markets across the state are beginning to fill up with fresh, locally grown produce. Visitors to local markets should find a colorful and diverse array of fresh and local produce, including strawberries, blueberries,