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The World Famous Bulldog Strawberry Shortcake

By    Posted in Dessert, Farmers Markets

Strawberries and Bald Knob go hand-in-hand. Strawberries were once the primary agricultural crop for Bald Knob and earned the town the title of “Strawberry Capital of the World.” It was estimated that Bald Knob was producing enough strawberries to fill 100 boxcars each season by 1916. The strawberries were shipped all across...

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It’s a Berry Good Time Stock Up on Strawberries

By    Posted in Dessert, Farmers Markets, Kitchen Tip Tuesday

You’ve picked your strawberries or bought them at an Arkansas farmers market, now what do you do with them if in your excitement you grew A LOT of strawberries or bought 20 pounds? Here are some tips for preserving all that strawberry goodness and not wasting a single bite of their succulent, natural wholesomeness. STRAWBERRY...

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Strawberry Skillet Crisp
May 19, 15
 

By    Posted in Dessert, Farmers Markets

Strawberry season is in full swing in Arkansas. The soil in central Arkansas is especially good for growing strawberries and flats are popping up in farmers markets and roadside stands throughout the state. Strawberries are versatile. I love to make sauces for chicken and pork using Arkansas-grown strawberries as a base, slice them...

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Food Processor Giveaway {Winner}

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And, the winner is: Shelbie Rivers! I will email you. Today, because it is Friday and it might rain AGAIN here in Arkansas, Taste Arkansas is giving away a Cuisinart MFP-108 7-cup Food Processor. I really do not know how I would survive in my kitchen without it. Slicing, chopping, grating, shredding, oh my!  It ‘s a kitchen...

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Basil Vinaigrette with Spring Greens

By    Posted in Arkansas Recipes, Farmers Markets, Salad

After a long winter of hearty stews, meat and root vegetables, I long for a fresh salad. Salad greens and herbs are among the first things sprouting in the garden, so early spring is the best time to start enjoying fresh salads. I love cooking with herbs, and basil is probably my favorite herb. Basil does well in both sweet and...

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Tips for Choosing the Best Ripe Summer Berries

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The prime season for Arkansas berries has arrived, and I couldn’t be more ready. Arkansas strawberries are highly regarded for their sweet flavor and beauty. Along with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, those strawberries are typically in season from late April or early May through July in our state. Even though many of...

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