2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm
Foster's Market of Chapel Hill is now The Root Cellar - Phone: 919.967.3663

Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam

Whenever I’m at the market during tomato season, I keep my eyes peeled for what the farmers call “ugly tomatoes.” You can buy them for a song because they’re bruised, misshapen, or ripe to the point of bursting, but that makes them perfect for canning or cooking. This sweet and savory tomato jam, which is […]

Say’s Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

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My mom’s vinegar-based barbecue sauce, which she made to go along with my dad’s pulled pig, is utterly addictive. Sprinkle it over Wood-Smoked Backyard Barbecued Pig or Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork Butt. MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1⁄2 cup unpacked light brown sugar 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 […]

Herb Butter

Herb Butter

Herb butter is so easy to make, and so nice to have around to use on many things: steak, chicken, fish, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, biscuits, or to make toasted bread. Some flavor combinations I like are: chili powder and lime, roasted garlic and thyme, horseradish with mixed herbs, honey and rosemary. 8 […]

Summer Corn Cakes with Chopped Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

The contrasting flavors, textures, and colors make this vibrant summertime dish a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. It is tops served with a fried egg for breakfast, and you can turn it into a filling lunch or dinner by scattering the cakes with grilled shrimp or chicken breast. MAKES ABOUT 1 […]

Chopped Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS 1 large tomato, cored and chopped 1 scallion, trimmed and minced ½ jalapeño pepper, cored, seeded, and diced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 garlic clove, smashed and minced Juice of ½ lime 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 ½ teaspoons white balsamic vinegar or […]

Summer Herb Vinaigrette

Makes about 1¼ cups 1/3 cup of red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 or 3 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black […]

Classic California Cobb Salad

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There’s nothing very unusual about this traditional Cobb Salad–it’s just as good as they get. The combination of blue cheese and avocado is one that people can’t seem to get enough of–then add the bacon and forget about it. Whether we make a Cobb wrap, sandwich, a soft taco, or this salad at the Market, […]

Grilled Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise

1 ½ pounds skinless tuna fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ cup fresh (soft) breadcrumbs 2 shallots or green onions, minced 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons soy sauce ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 slices challah (or other soft bread), toasted […]

Basil Mayonnaise

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This herbed mayonnaise is delicious as a sandwich spread, drizzled on sliced tomatoes and crisp salad greens, or as a sauce for poached chicken, fish, or shellfish. It can be made up to 5 days in advance and refrigerated until ready to use. Leave out the basil for plain mayonnaise. MAKES ABOUT 2 ½ CUPS […]

Tomato Herb Gravy

Thanksgiving gravy is traditionally made from roast-turkey drippings. Martha’s friend Sara Foster of Foster’s Market in Durham, North Carolina, uses this recipe when barbecuing a turkey because there are no drippings. This gravy is also excellent served over Perfect Mashed Potatoes. This recipe is courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. 4 cups homemade chicken stock, […]

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm
Foster's Market of Chapel Hill is now The Root Cellar - Phone: 919.967.3663