fanny slater orange, lavender & figs author

Fanny Slater | Orange, Lavender & Figs

Five Minutes with Fanny Slater, author of the cookbook Orange, Lavender & Figs, and winner of The Rachael Ray Show Great American Cookbook Competition:

This food thing, it’s always been a part of who I was. I just loved taking moments from my childhood and recreating them.

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split-peas

Split Pea and Parsnip Soup

This soup can be made in a slow cooker or on the stove top. These instructions are for the stove top, as that’s how I made it. If you want to use a slow cooker, I recommend cooking the vegetables first in a sauté pan – this process gives the veggies a layer of complexity you won’t get if you just throw everything in the slow cooker.

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almond apricot goat cheese

Apricot Almond Goat Cheese with Peach Mango Preserves

Apricot Almond Goat Cheese with Peach Mango Preserves Combine roughly equal measurements in a shallow dish: Crushed roasted, salted almonds Chopped dried apricots Chopped fresh parsley Roll a 4 or 8 oz log of soft goat cheese in the mixture so that it is completely coated, pressing lightly so that the mixture adheres. Set the goat

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cucumber cream cheese sandwiches

Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches

If you’ve ever been to England and enjoyed a proper tea, you know that cucumber cream cheese sandwiches make a regular appearance on the savory table. Every once in a while, I get a craving for these simple, lovely little sandwich bites. They go equally well with iced sweet tea as with hot tea, so

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one-pot-pasta

Easy One-Pot Pasta

If I’d known making pasta could be this easy – without all the draining and straining mess – I’d have been making pasta this way for years. I don’t know if I’ll make it the “old way” again…this is easy, quick, and delish! And it makes a TON of food. Ingredients: 1 12 oz. bag

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jeffrey porter dixie grill

Jeffrey Porter | The Dixie Grill

Five Minutes with Chef Jeffrey Porter, The Dixie Grill, and owner of Port City Pop-ups:

There’s a foodie culture here that’s really pushing good food, it’s coming. I think people know what’s going on in other markets, like Atlanta. Everyone in the industry here is really getting into this local thing and it’s hot.

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