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The Triangle’s TerraVita Bolsters Healthy Appetites

Colleen Minton founded TerraVita, a weekend event every autumn that showcases and offers local food, drink, and ways to prepare them that aren’t only good for your health, but good for the land, too.

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Food

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Oyster or Clam Fritters

Use oyster liquor or clam juice to make a snack that’s deliciously fried and full of flavor.
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Hatteras Fig and Whiskey Cake

Enjoy your figs at the dessert table this holiday season with a slice of this decadent cake.
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Roasted Stuffed Stripers

Instead of carving a turkey or ham this Christmas, go with a whole striped bass. (This may not go over well at the kids’ table.)
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Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Sweet potatoes transform from a side dish to a hearty meal in the second place recipe from this fall’s “Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Sweet Potatoes” sponsored by Lowes Foods.
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Penny Cunningham: Gingerbread House Champion

A Charlotte woman has developed a knack and a passion for making gingerbread houses, whether they’re designed after traditional cottages or historic hotels.
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Chestnut Revival at High Rock Farm

After being ravaged by disease, the chestnut’s luster has returned at High Rock Farm in Gibsonville.
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Log Cabin Cooking

The kitchen is the heart of the home, a place to learn, nourish, and gather. A cooking instructor in Asheville hopes to keep it that way.
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Farm-to-Table Restaurants Worth a Visit This Winter

When making plans with family and friends to break bread this holiday season, consider doing so at one of North Carolina’s farm-to-table restaurants. If you’ve never tried farm-to-table before, here are just a few of many great restaurants to get you started. Fresh, local, and sustainable, winter has never tasted so good.
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Sippin Sweets: Sweet Potato Cocktails

When it comes to sweet potatoes, North Carolina’s got top crop, and now the vegetable is making its way into cocktails across the state.
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Thanksgiving: The Season’s Superior Celebration

Why Thanksgiving — eaten on plywood or mahogany tables, from paper or porcelain plates, while wearing jeans or jewels — deserves the “most favored” holiday designation.
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