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Raspberry-Lavender Pie

I have been obsessed with raspberry and lavender ever since I visited Greysmarsh Farm, a raspberry/lavender farm in Sequim, WA this summer. Out of all the farms I toured for my Real Food project, this is the one place where I didn’t do any interviewing or even carry along my trusty reporter’s notebook. All I […]

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Homemade Ketchup

I say ketchup/You say catsup…Ready to call the whole thing off? You can end the debate with a special homemade version that’s sure to charm even the pickiest eater.   Ketchup is a favorite condiment for many kids; for some it might even be its own food group. (And once, it was controversially proposed to […]

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Real Food: Bananas

Bananas: They’re one of the first foods we eat as babies; they’re a staple in just about every family kitchen; and they’re a great source of potassium and fiber. But how much do we really know about bananas? And can they be more than just a snack food? (Answers: Not much, and yes.). First things first: Technically, […]

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Real Food: Potatoes

Did you know that August 19 is National Potato Day? In case you hadn’t already planned to make potatoes part of your weekend menu, you now have the perfect excuse. Why potatoes? They’re high in fiber, potassium and Vitamin C and provide more energy and protein than wheat, rice, and corn. And besides being good […]

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Real Food: Chocolate

Chocolate?!? Sure, your kids will happily eat it, but could we honestly call it real food? The good news: Yes – if it’s made the real way. To get the scoop on real, pure, honest-to-goodness chocolate, we decided to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Theo Chocolate factory in Seattle. Theo is the first organic […]

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Real Food: Honey and Urban Beekeeping

Honey is an all-natural, near-perfect sweetener. We use it often in our house in cooking and baking, as well as a topper for toast, waffles, or pancakes. But when one of our kids recently asked us where exactly honey comes from, we were taken off-guard. Our slightly embarrassing response went something like: “So the bee […]

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