Food News and Tips

Tryon NC Personal Chef - Chef Patricia

Tips for Cooking With Citrus

With Spring finally, here it’s the perfect time to infuse all your dishes with citrus! As most of my cooking is Mediterranean based, I use citrus in most all my dishes. I think by know many of you have the handy lemon/lime citrus squeezer.  If not, here is a link...

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Eat to Beat Inflammation

With so much information out there on what to eat and what not to eat it can be really confusing to make good choices! As a Vegetarian I struggle to get enough Protein in my diet while managing Anti-Inflammatory issues. Ongoing inflammation is problematic and can...

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Organic Produce Tips

Eating more Fruits and Vegetables -Organic or not is better than eating none at all! Most of us would love to buy Organic Produce all the time, but availability and expense often make it hard. There is a guide to shopping smarter by buying conventional produce that's...

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Fresh Food Inspired by Austin!

January Newsletter - Fresh Food Inspired by a recent trip to Austin! Having just returned from Austin, Texas I am on a Fresh Food high! It was so amazing to experience a city that is so immersed in Meat yet on the cutting edge of all things Plant Based. I spent my...

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Spotlight – Outreach Ministries

Give to families in need in Polk County ... Do you have shelves full of food items that you just never get to using - a refrigerator that is overflowing? If you are like more families you do. In fact, the waste is so huge in America's kitchens that most families waste...

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Sept ’18

Doesn't the hint of fall in the air make you think of soups? Having worked at both the Purple Onion and Side Street I have a bit of a following with my Soups. I have spent countless hours in my Test Kitchen perfecting each and every one of my recipes! Many of my Soups...

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June ’18 – Fridge Tips

Summer is a great time to really clean out your refrigerator. With the farmers markets and fruit stands in full swing eating fresh is a breeze but it can seem like a lot of work. Here are a few tips to make your food prep really work for you! Throw out any old produce...

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April ’18 – Kitchen Staples

Be Prepared With a Well Stocked Pantry With Spring here and the warmer temperatures approaching we will have an abundance of amazing produce to work with, but don’t forget to have your Pantry and Fridge stocked with the the basics to elevate whatever you are cooking....

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March ’18 – Food for Good

A great gift to me that comes via my catering ... meeting the most amazing people and organizations doing good in our community! I had the great privilege of catering an event this past Sunday for The Free Clinics. If you haven’t heard of this amazing Non Profit...

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Meal Train? You Better Believe it!

Hop on Board the Meal Train! I often have folks order freshly made and home delivered meals for friends and family. Whether it is to give a new Mom a break and a rest from the kitchen, to pamper a loved-one going through a difficult time or perhaps it is to help out...

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February ’18

Chef Patricia February '18 Newsletter With Winter finally showing signs of winding down, now is a good time to stock up on some of your favorite Soups! I will begin to transition the offerings from denser comfort food based recipes to lighter more broth based recipes....

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January ’18

Chef Patricia January '18 Newsletter With the first month of the New Year almost over I wanted to take the time to re- introduce my many services. Most of you have become clients via word of mouth from the Weekly Grab and Go Program. This Program has proven to be a...

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