A Farmers’ Market Education: Character Traits Children can Learn

I want my children’s education to be well rounded, and I get excited when I see them apply reading and math skills in real life situations. Sometimes, however, the academic skills they learn at home and in the classroom take a back seat to the development of their character. We’ve been anticipating a new farmers […]

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Spring Greens and Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Right now, farmers market stands are shaking out the wrinkles of last years tablecloths, repairing any tears in their umbrella stand covers and looking forward to enthusiastic Arkansans as we shop for the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables. Don’t you just love this time of year? Starting with opening market day and closing with the […]

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10 Ways to Use Cabbage

Whether you grow your own cabbage or buy it fresh from the farmers market or grocery store, this is the time of year for it. Prices are cheap and the fresh cabbage is tempting enough to buy a head or two. Here are some great ideas for enjoying it. 1. Slaw – Nothing says spring […]

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Throwback Thursday {Tantalizing Sides}

Looking to kick family meal-time up a notch? Try one of these tantalizing side dishes to keep table time fresh and inviting. Sauteed Parmesan Pesto Spinach   Herb Roasted Turnips and Balsamic Vinegar     Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese “Coins”   Honey-Fennel Roasted Carrots   Roasted Brussels Sprouts wth Pancetta, Cranberries, and Pecans

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Pecan, Cranberry and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

by Arkansas Women Bloggers member Julie Kohl of Eggs and Herbs As the leaves change color and the temperature starts dropping, I crave earthy flavors. Savory mixed with sweet. Something hearty and warm. This Pecan, Cranberry and Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe embodies all of the above. Locally, acorn squash is coming into season […]

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JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR CORN WAFFLES

We’re nearing the end of summer and in addition to school starting and the promise of cooler weather, we now have what every Arkansan gets excited about: FOOTBALL SEASON! Which also means another fun thing: GAME DAY FOOD! Toss those two together with a spicy Arkansas jalapeño, some freshly grated sharp cheddar and a few […]

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Summer Bounty Still Going Strong

There’s a real thing called season fatigue. It happens when we enter a season full of excitement about what lies ahead, ready to fully embrace everything it has to offer and suddenly it happens. Fatigue sets it. We get tired and ready for something new. Are you feeling summer fatigue? Dreaming of boots, warm sweaters […]

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Steak and Eggs with Arkansas-Grown, Grass-Fed Beef

Steak and eggs is one of those meals that works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Ingredients for this plate of food can be grown in your own garden or purchased from Arkansas growers—including the beef. The beef for this recipe came from Top O’ the Mount Farm in Winslow, where a small herd of […]

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Overrun with Cucumbers? Let Them Ferment

By Arkansas Women Bloggers member Tiffany Selvey of Songbird Gardens Pickles are considered a condiment, but I usually think of them as a side — because I like them a lot. The crisp, sour taste of pickled cucumbers, peppers, okra or dilly beans adds a fresh bite to savory meals. I always need a few […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

By Mary Wood of Run of the Mill Mary blog. One of the pleasures of an Arkansas summer is the incomparable taste of a vine ripened tomato. If it comes from your own vine or the vine of one of the locally grown tomatoes here in our fine state? All the better. But sometimes a […]

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