All Posts by Steve Spanelli

Turkey Croquettes

Most of us will admit that one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Here is a favorite recipe for creating another delicious meal from the turkey that might be left on the platter at the end of your annual feast.

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 11/25, 2011 at 02:55 PM

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Apple Muffins

Honeycrisp apples are crisp and sweet and ideal for fresh eating, as well as for cooking and baking. Our friends at Way Fruit Farm harvest Honeycrisp apples each year and may still have some left this season. For hours and directions to Way Fruit Farm, visit their website. Then enjoy this recipe for Apple Muffins. They can’t be beat served warm with a glass of milk.

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 11/08, 2011 at 09:00 AM

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Sweet and Sour Eggplant

It’s the final week to share your favorite eggplant recipe for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mount Nittany Winery! Still looking for inspiration? Check out this sweet, sour, and slightly spicy recipe.

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 09/26, 2011 at 01:31 PM

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Asian-Style Ratatouille with Eggplant

Eggplant is delicious hot or cold and can be enjoyed marinated, stuffed, roasted, grilled, fried, baked in a casserole or stewed. How do you like to prepare it? Share your favorite recipe this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mount Nittany Winery.

Continue reading for a recipe from Steve Spanelli of Tait Farm.

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 09/12, 2011 at 10:11 AM

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Grilled Corn Salsa

Stacks of sweet corn can still be found at many farmers markets. Are you picking some up for the weekend? If so, try this Grilled Corn Salsa from Steve Spanelli of Tait Farm.

Or make your own recipe and share it with the Local Food Journey for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Nature’s Pantry in State College. Entries must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, July 31st, and the winner will be randomly selected and announced by noon on Monday, August 1st. Good luck!

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 07/29, 2011 at 01:36 PM

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Strawberry Vinaigrette

Have you submitted your favorite strawberries recipe for the June contest? Share it today for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Harrison’s Wine Grill in State College.

Enjoy this favorite from Tait Farm Foods.

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 06/20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

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Green Garlic Pesto

Green garlic is the early spring garlic that eventually turns into the normal bulbs of garlic that we all use day to day. Demand for green garlic is growing as more restaurants have added it to their menus and people have discovered its mild, but distinct, flavor. It is still primarily available at farmers markets and farm stands, but you may also spot it at gourmet markets. This pesto recipe is the perfect celebration of the arrival of green garlic. Serve it over pasta or spoon it onto grilled bread. Enjoy!

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 05/31, 2011 at 10:32 AM

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Asparagus and Bacon Quiche

Here’s another recipe utilizing spring asparagus from Tait Farm’s Steve Spanelli. Don’t forget to share your favorite asparagus recipe before Tuesday, May 31st for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Tait Farm Foods!

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{name} Posted by Steve Spanelli on 05/18, 2011 at 02:11 PM

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