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Vegetable Gardening in Southern California

Whether you’re a backyard hobbyist, a school garden volunteer, or a dedicated garden-to-table cook, there’s always more to learn about vegetable gardening in Southern California. That’s where the Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Southern California, written by veteran garden educator Geri Miller, is going to be your new indispensable handbook. Miller is a […]

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Cranberry Molasses Chicken

Get Organic, Grass-Fed Meats Through ButcherBox

Like many families, we try ensure that the meat we eat is high-quality and sustainable. And like many families with teenagers, we just can’t keep enough meat in the house. (Seriously – every day – our kid comes home from school asking for steaks, burgers, and/or chicken!). Recently, we were introduced to ButcherBox – a […]

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Persimmon Roses

If you’re still enjoying fall, and you’re not quite ready for all things red and green, persimmons are the fruit for you. These firm, sweet, bright orange fruits taste like a combination of pears and plums – and there’s no pit or core to remove (just the leaf-like cap). The persimmons you’ll probably find in […]

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Pie, Pie, and More Pie with Gilmore Girls

It’s that time of the year when we bond with our loved ones over pie…and TV. So as Netflix prepares to roll out Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on November 25, we thought we’d bring you some of our favorite pies to eat as you and your favorite TV companions watch Lorelai, Rory, […]

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Vegan squash pie with coconut cream

True Food Kitchen’s Seasonal Fall Menu

If you don’t know True Food Kitchen, you probably will soon. This plant-centric restaurant is winning raves for its good-for-you and tastes-great menu, and will soon be expanding from 16 to 20 locations around the country. We had a chance to sample the new fall menu (the menu items change seasonally) and we came back […]

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Kid-Made Fig Bars

One of our kids has become obsessed with fig bars, and he’s been carrying one to school every day for snack. After several weeks of bringing in pre-packaged, store-bought fig bars – and after seeing fresh figs at the farmers’ market – he decided that we should make our own. So we looked up a […]

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Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

A crisp fall day practically begs for an old-fashioned apple cake, and have we got a good one for you! This apple cake recipe comes by way of Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site, and her new cookbook “Upscale Downhome.” The recipe is called “Grandma Neeley’s Apple Cake,” but the truth is, it could be […]

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