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What’s in Season: Cantaloupe Creamsicle

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Summer Melon Cantaloupe responds well to hot summer heat and is currently in high season across much of the US. Generally, this time of year we keep cantaloupe freshly cut and cubed in a container in the fridge. Cantaloupe is one of those fruits that is always found in the prepared foods case in the… Read more »

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What’s in Season: Summer Tomato Recipes

Tomato recipes on www.virginiawillis.com

Fresh from the Garden A garden-ripe, fresh tomato is the absolute ultimate in summer produce. Out of season tomatoes are flavorless rock-hard orbs shipped from some other hemisphere. Out of season tomatoes are nothing if not pure disappointment. In season, tomatoes are bursting with flavor, juicy and luscious. Fresh tomatoes are only ever good in summer. There… Read more »

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Bushels of Peachy Keen Peach Recipes

Peach Recipes on www.virginiawillis.com

Georgia Grown I grew up smack in the middle of peach country in South Georgia. When I was in high school, my spring breaks were dictated by picking season, as many of my classmates were the sons and daughters of farmers. I’ve bought peaches (and pecans) from my former neighbors at Pearson Farms, a fifth generation… Read more »

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What’s in Season: Butterbean Basil Hummus

Butterbean Basil Hummus on www.virginiawillis.com

Everybody Likes Butterbeans…. Butterbeans are one of my favorite things to eat on this Earth. Yes – that includes fine Belgian chocolates, French delicacies, other Southern classics like fried chicken with rice and gravy or Georgia peaches picked fresh from the tree. Butterbeans are my soul food. I don’t mean Soul Food in regards to… Read more »

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