How To Eat in Season

How to eat in season? It’s easier than you think. Happy to share six sensational ways to eat and drink locally and in season –

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The Sandwich. A Great Way to Eat Local.

Invented in 1762 by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of  Sandwich, today I find this “best thing since sliced bread” a wonderful way to showcase

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Local Figs In Season

It’s time for local figs. Actually almost past time, so get ready, time’s a wastin’. Things are about to get figgy! I love the summer.

Cooking with South Carolina Boiled Peanuts

They are a well-known summer staple in the South. You see them at roadside farm stands and at farmers markets. And, folks who love a

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Springtime Tea With Seagrove Potters

Time for a safe and delicious road trip to Seagrove NC, to take in the gorgeous scenery along the way and stop for Tea with

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Ham Biscuits and Cheesy Carolina Gold Rice Middlins

Homemade Ham Biscuits and Cheesy Rice Middlins also know as Rice Grits. Practically perfect fare for any breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. And, an excellent

Sharing Ways to Eat Local on WRAL

What a pleasure this morning, Monday Feb 17, 2020, to appear on WRAL in the Raleigh/Durham area to share six ways to Eat & Drink

Heidi Billotto

Make Mine Local

Eat and Drink Local with food writer Heidi Billotto. In this post she shares six delicious local North and South Carolina products. But that’s not all. When you eat local you help support local economies and support local communities, too.

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How To Cook with Fennel

How are you eating local? This time a year, for me, a weekend Farmers’ Market trip almost always includes the purchase of several bulbs of

Cooking with South Carolina Peaches

I’m kicking things off this morning with a couple of tasty recipes you will love. Both feature South Carolina peaches from Titan Farms in Ridge

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Tailgating 2020 style

It’s November. That means football; and usually, that means tailgating. This year, as we all know all too well, things are different. But, that doesn’t

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Cooking with Eggplant

Last night I posted this photo of the eggplant on my instagram and pinterest feeds. I purchased four or five of these beauties last weekend

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Upping Your holiday pie game

Tiz the season to be baking; and I’m turning my focus to breads and holiday pie! More bread to come; but be honest, who doesn’t

Tea with Seagrove Potters

Plan a day trip or maybe an overnight adventure, for the annual “Tea with Seagrove Potters” August 10, 2019 from 10am-5pm. Summer seems like the

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Hocus Pocus, It’s October

Today I’m sharing Five Fabulous Things to celebrate October (& one of them is a pair of cocktail recipes!) With so many ways to safely

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June Nibbles & Sips: Cooking Classes, Farm Benefit Dinners, Food, Mood & More

Tell Them Heidi Sent You!  This  June edition of Nibbles & Sips offers lots of ways to eat and drink local this month in the

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Eat Local Cheese Update

Food Writer, Heidi Billotto says. “Smile and Say Cheese, Please” as she shares six local North Carolina dairies and creameries that should be on your eat local list.

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Eat Your Summer Veggies

Tiz the season for a bounty of Summer veggies and a wonderful time to shop, cook and eat local. A couple of weeks ago, I

Summer Seafood

Nothing says, “Here’s to Eating Local”, better than Summer Seafood on the grill! But, where to shop for seafood? I am glad you asked…. Take

25 Plus Places to Shop Local – March 2020

No better place to shop for local produce, proteins and product than from local farmers markets, farm stores and locally run businesses. In late March,

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Keep It Local As You Shop Cyber Monday

Keep it Local, it’s my mantra. Shop local, eat local, drink local, celebrate local. This past weekend, today and, I’m sure tomorrow too have felt

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From The Pumpkin Patch

It’s pumpkin season in the Carolinas ( and everywhere else as well) ! Time to celebrate the seasonal squash of October. Let’s get right to

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Eating out, Dining In and To-go From Uptown Charlotte Restaurants

Time for another round of the Take Away on To-Go dining options. This time with a focus on Uptown Charlotte restaurants. Not only that, but

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2021 Superbowl Snacking continues

In my last post, I shared a great recipe for Superbowl snacking. My super simple Surprise Sandwiches filled with local pork in a mustard marinade

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For the Love of Eating and Drinking Locally

For those of you who follow this blog regularly – or follow my social media, you know I’m a big fan of eating and drinking

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Let’s Go To Pinehurst, Southern Pines & Places Inbetween

The past year has been stressful, that’s for sure. But, as things start looking up, I’ve got a great way to cure that case of

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Where and What to Eat

Food writer Heidi Billotto has had a busy couple of weeks. Follow her culinary adventures and food-centric travel as she share her “What I Eight” list of don’t miss local eats from NC Cheeses to SC Onion Rings. #TellThemHeidiSentYou

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Smile and Say NC Cheese, Please

Join Heidi Billotto as she visits NC dairy farms, enjoying a variety of local artisan and farmstead cheese. Time to Smile and say NC Cheese, please!

2020 Charlotte Area Farmers Markets & Farm Stores

Shopping at local farmers markets and (virtually) shaking the hands that feed you as you buy from local farmers is a fun and friendly way

Easy to Eat Local: Open a Package, Jar, Bottle or Box

If you follow me on social media, this blog or have watched me cooking on television or have come to any of my cooking classes,

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