Eating Local with Heidi’s Gluten Free Favorites

Excited to be celebrating National Gluten Free Day with seven sensational locally sourced North Carolina products. If you follow a gluten free diet or not,

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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

Join Free Range Brewing to celebrate New Year’s Day 2023

Type the words, “New Year’s Day 2023” into your Google search bar and see what happens. Go ahead, I’ll wait…. Seems even the internet is

Easy Cream Cheese -y Holiday Hors D’oeuvres

If you are in the High Point – Winston Salem – Greensboro viewing area and you watched me on Tuesday morning, Dec 13, on My

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Shopping Local and Cooking with Mushrooms & More

It’s the first Saturday morning in December 2022; and in just a bit I will be headed to a trio of area farmers’ markets to

Heidi Billotto’s Best Pumpkin Recipes

Its the time of the year when fresh pumpkin, like all other varieties of winter squash, are abundant in this area. Blend a batch of

On the GotToBeNC Cooking Stage at the NC State Fair

It’s time for the annual NC State Fair. Consider this your invitation to join in all the fun as I join my good friend Got

Piedmont Culinary Guild Picnic In the Garden Not To Be Missed

Starting this event-based post with a big ole recommendation of #TellThemHeidiSentYou and get your tickets now! If you are planning to be in or near

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Cookies and Pies: Recipes from the NC Mountain State Fair

If you’ve been to see me at the GotToBeNC Cooking Stage at the 2022 NC Mountain State Fair at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher,

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Roadtrip: Learn to Cook at the NC Mountain State Fair

Time for a road trip to Asheville NC. Come on up and join me. I’ll be hosting the GotToBeNC Cooking Stage inside the Davis Event

Two Delicious Ways to Cook Fresh Tuna

Don’t you just love when one delicious dish leads to the next? Such was the case for me this weekend when I prepared two very

Here’s a sprinkle of Sugar and Cinnamon for your Snow Day

It’s a post that bears repeating. A chill in the air means its time to bake Cinnamon Rolls. If this weekend round of January 2022

Cooking with Mushrooms

This post was inspired by a quick Instagram reel I recently did on cooking with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms. You can watch the reel I made

Drink Local Cocktails and Mocktails

Six – well, seven plus – sensational ways to Drink Local with cocktails and mocktails easy enough for any home bartender. All of them with

Savory SC pecan Recipes you will love

File this one under “Love What I Do” or, in this case, maybe I should say under “I’m Nuts About What I Do!” But, not

How’s Your Sandwich Savvy?

In anticipation of National Sandwich Day on Wednesday Nov. 3, I’ve been asked to share a few of my favorite things between two slices of

Nc Specialty Foods Association Awards

The NC Specialty Foods Association is a great resource for locating local product across the state of North Carolina. And, As you know I am

Local Buys for this Summer Season

June means beachtrips and family vacations, tending to kitchen gardens and, as in any other season of the year, taking time and make considerations to

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Keep It Local

As a long time food and travel writer, my mantra and my niche has become to keep it local. I encourage my readers to eat

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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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Charlotte’s Uptown Farmers market

If there was ever a challenging year to start something new, its been 2020. But all said, lots of great things have happened this year,

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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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Shop Local at SOUTHEND MARKET

In recent years the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become a day to celebrate shopping with small local businesses. Such was the case on Sat Nov

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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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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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Local Pear – Fection

While you are out and about, I’ve got a great find to share. While you are shopping local, be sure to treat yourself and buy

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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.

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The Food & drink You Crave, CLT

What is it that you Crave, Clt? As restaurants reopen in the Queen City, we are all asking the same question. Where can we go

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

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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

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