• Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
    Recipes,  Side Dishes,  Vegetables

    Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

    These creamy Parmesan mashed potatoes were a great alternative to baked potatoes, which we have most Friday nights.  This recipe has a simple twist.  These potatoes are not only creamy but very rich.  Be careful just how much cheese you add. Consider leaving on the skin of the potato for the beneficial nutrients. What makes these potatoes different? At The Fresh Market, I found a different kind of potato, I have never used before; Cinacia Buttercream Potatoes. Cinacia is an organic, sustainable farm in Colorado. Very similar in aroma and color of the russet potato, but the buttery texture makes them perfect for mashed potatoes. Jo Ann Burrington’s recipe that…

  • Equipment,  Food Advocacy

    National Grilled Cheese Day: What is cheese?

    To honor National Grilled Cheese Day, I thought I would talk about cheese and the process of making cheese.  With over a dozen organic dairy farms making cheese in South Carolina alone, it has become more easily accessible.  Specialty and small farm brands can be ordered online. What is cheese? Cheese can be broken down into two broad categories, fresh and ripened.  Within these two categories are a multitude of subdivisions, usually classified according to the texture of the cheese and how it was made.  Some of these categories can overlap because cheese can have an entirely different character when young than it does when aged.  Most cheese begins as…