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buckwheat chocolate cookies

Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate Cookies

Today we’re doing a few things differently with our cookies: We’re using buckwheat flour (!) and we’re fighting cancer (!!!). Since buckwheat flour is more or less self-explanatory, we’ll move straight into the “fighting cancer” part: We’re baking Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate cookies in support of the nonprofit organization Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for […]

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Wheat from Weiser Farms - photo via Tehachapi Grain Project

The Heritage Grain Movement

Is there more to wheat than the uniformly ground white variety? And what can we learn from the grain-growing practices of the past? These are some of the questions propelling a new movement toward “heritage grains” or the flavorful, hardy, and eco-friendly local grains that were a mainstay before the industrial revolution. The heritage grain […]

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Cucumbers and Cherry Tomatoes with Za’atar and Pickled Ranch Dressing by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Photo Credit: Gamma Nine)

Foodie Events In Los Angeles

Somehow the end of summer is always the best time for foodie events in Los Angeles. If you want to see your favorite star chefs, or simply experience the best food, you have plenty of opportunities in the month to come. Coming up on Labor Day weekend (September 2-4) there’s The Taste 2016, sponsored by […]

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Cheese curds

Tillamook Cheese and the Oregon Coast

Visiting Tillamook County along the Oregon coastline, you’ll soon see why it’s known as the land of “Cheese, Trees, and Ocean Breeze.” Of course there are trees as far as the eye can see, and that ocean breeze is pure and refreshing – but it’s the cheese that truly ties it all together. Thanks to […]

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Apple Roses

Apple Roses for ‘The Little Prince’

Whether or not you’ve read the beloved children’s classic “The Little Prince,” the movie version coming on August 5 from Netflix is one you simply cannot miss. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s book is simple, touching, and eloquent… and the movie manages to capture all of that while wrapping it into a present-day story. Directed by Academy […]

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corn salad

Watermelon ‘Bacon’ and Summer Corn Salad

Watermelon is the quintessential fruit of summertime because it’s simple, refreshing, and stands perfectly well on its own. But…what if you want to put in a little extra time and take your watermelon to the next level? That’s what happens when you dehydrate your watermelon (does taking the water out of watermelon make it…melon?) and […]

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fresh tomato sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce for #StreamTeam

While you sweat your way through the dog days of summer, there’s at least one redeeming factor in all that heat: tomatoes. Perfect, juicy, flavorful, fresh local summer tomatoes. Whether it’s the tomatoes grown in your yard, the ones grown in the farm down the road, or the ones you pick up at your local […]

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