Tag Archives: summer

How to Store Summer Produce

Ever come home with a big bounty of produce from the market then wonder what the heck to do with all of it? Refrigerate? Leave it on the counter? Are those potatoes still good after two weeks? The folks at Great Country Farms have provided a few pointers for storing some this season’s fresh ingredients […]

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Dog Days Peach Festival is this Weekend – Try these recipes from our chefs

The Dog Days Peach Festival is this weekend at Great Country Farms. It may be the hottest part of the summer, but the Dog Days at Great Country are all about fun with your family and canine companions. Bring the whole family for a romp in the play area and to u-pick peaches (they’re at peak perfection!) […]

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Recipes: Classic Cocktail Hors d’Oeuvre and a Summer Inspired Appetizer

Chef Mark won yesterday’s Appetizer Cook Off challenge. Recreate his winning dishes at home with these recipes! Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Blue Cheese Filling For the shrimp: 1 lb fresh or cooked shrimp (large or tiger prawns work best) 15-20 slices of bacon 1/2 cup Blue Cheese 2 red pepper (optional) For the cheese sauce: […]

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Summer Blackberry Recipes

The Bluemont BBQ Bash & Blackberry Bonanza is almost here! Here are two recipes from Chef Mark and Chef Nick to celebrate blackberry season. Blackberry Reduction Ingredients . 1 Cup of blackberries . 1/2 cup of water . 2 TBSP sugar . Directions . 1. In a saute pan on high, add blackberries and water. Bring […]

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Mary’s Garden Update: Pineapple Sage

  Herb garden update from Mary Watson: Harvested first crop of basil, pineapple sage, shiso, and lemon thyme. Also harvested a small amount of cinnamon basil and lemon basil. We expect to have the garden ready for visits starting late August/early September! Curious about Pineapple Sage? Here’s the scoop from Mary: Pineapple sage, like all […]

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Summer Recipe: Peaches Foster

Searching for simple way to use to all the fresh peaches hitting the local markets? This recipe requires only a few ingredients and is ready to eat in five minutes flat. Peaches Foster INGREDIENTS ¼ cup butter ½ cup packed dark brown sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 Tbsp dark rum […]

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Summer Cooking Camp Update from Chef Katie

It’s officially summer, which means SUMMER CAMPS at Cookology are back in full swing! So far this week the kitchen has been full of talented young chefs measuring, mixing, baking and decorating sweets and treats from across the globe. In our Around the World Baking and Pastry Camp, our Young Chefs (Ages 8-11) and Teens (Ages 12-14) have mastered fresh […]

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Summer Produce Guide: Pluots

Great Country Farms’ CSA deliveries are now in full swing! This week’s share features a unique fruit: the pluot.     A Pluot is a hybrid between apricots and plums. It has the sweetness of the plum and the early harvest of the apricot. This week’s CSA box features the first harvest from the eight […]

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Paleo Diet Cooking Starts Next Week

Our new series dedicated to deciphering the Paleo Diet kicks off next week. Here Chef Katie explains what eating like a caveman actually means, shares her views on a grain-free diet, and provides a preview of some of the skills she’ll be teaching. (Can’t commit to the series? Try the classes as single sessions: The […]

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Summer Single Session Classes for Kids Begin June 11

Our summer cooking camps kick off June 25, but young chefs that are itchin’ for the kitchen can join us for single session cooking classes June 12-14 and June 18-22. We’ve got classes for 8-14 year-olds from 10am-12pm, and classes for 5-7 year-olds from 11am-12:30pm. During these hands-on sessions we’ll cover everything from knife skills to sautéing, […]

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