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
It’s that time of the year. Superbowl Sunday will most certainly look different for all of us, as we are all still social distancing and
Today, your second serving of Rice Cakes. This post features the inspiration for Rice Cakes Part 1, my Grilled Cheese post , released earlier this
Soup and a Sandwich. My go to here is always grilled cheese and tomato soup; with a big “Yes”, when it comes the question of
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
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
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
The world seems topsy turvy right now. In the wake of the COVID-19 corona virus, Charlotte restaurants, chefs and farmers are flexing creative muscles, so
Its time to celebrate the season with all that is local and right now for Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto, that means celebrating the karma of local cucumbers.
Looking for some fun last minute appetizers that can take you into the new year? Food writer Heidi Billotto has the answer and it all starts with NC Sweet Potatoes!
In the mood to start Grilling NC Beef? You can get started at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Saturday, watch this video later on
It’s Time to Eat Local North Carolina Beef And just like, that the weather turned the corner and we go from ice cold frosty mornings
In this, a continuing series featuring the wide variety of local meat found at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, the focus this week at HeidiBillottoFood.com is how to get local Pork on your fork!
It is so easy in the Charlotte area to Shop Local from local vendors and local farmers – Enjoy this HeidiBillottoFood.com blog post post with recipes for meaty local proteins from pork and beef to rabbit, goat, elk, lamb and more. #MeatMeAtTheMarket
How Do You Like Your Sweet Potatoes? Many of you may only think about this locally grown vegetable around Thanksgiving when you will use it
I love shopping at farmers’ markets and eating local. For those of you who have read the stories I share on these digital pages, or
Agriculture is by far the largest industry in the state of North Carolina. And when I say agriculture, I’m not just talking produce, but proteins
To every time (and to every fruit, flower, herb and vegetable) there is a season. Back in 2011, it was my pleasure to join a
Spring is my favorite season. In my hometown of Charlotte, NC it starts with the first crocus, then the cherry trees add a pop of color and after a long winter’s break, the beautiful Bradford Pear trees which line many a street in town, burst forth with blossoms. For about a week, the city is awash in white blossoms and that’s when you know it – you’re on the cusp of asparagus season.