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Fun Food Saturday: Spaghetti Ice Cream

It’s hot everywhere, and you probably don’t feel like being in the kitchen, so we won’t keep you too long. But we did want to give you an opportunity to have some ice-cold food fun before you head out to the pool. Today we’re serving spaghetti. That’s right, just a few days after we declared […]

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Friday Food News Round-Up

OK, we’re really going to have to come up with a better name for the Friday food news round-up than “Friday Food News Round-Up.” We’re open to any and all suggestions. Anyway, another round of great news stories crossed our desk this week. Take a look: Apps for Healthy Kids: The USDA has officially unveiled […]

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Why is your pasta so…boring?

What does pasta night mean at your house? Spaghetti? That’s OK; it’s just kinda…boring. Spaghetti is more or less just a bunch of straight lines, really. You can do better than that. And even if you’re not sure you can do better than that, at least you can count on Jolly Tomato (with not one […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Snack For Dinner

Fun Food Saturday: Snack For Dinner

It’s the middle of summer, and we’re all sweltering through the hottest days of the year (well, actually, it’s in the low 60s here in L.A., but roll with us on this). No one wants to go in the kitchen, let alone stay in the kitchen long enough to bake a chicken pot pie or […]

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Food News Round-Up

While we were shuttling kids back and forth to the doctor all week (don’t ask), the world apparently kept turning, and news kept being made. We wish we could have been among the news-makers, but how about the next best thing? We’ve got a little round-up here of some of the most interesting food and […]

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Give Kids Good Food, Not Gimmicks

Give Kids Good Food, Not Gimmicks

Sometimes we walk through the supermarket amazed and bewildered by all of the organic or “healthy” foods designed for kids. When we look at some of the food that has been created to appeal to health-conscious parents, we wonder why food manufacturers go to such lengths to create products that are so very, very contrived. […]

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Fifty Pounds of Stone Fruit

Fifty Pounds of Stone Fruit

Today’s entry isn’t about nutrition, or food policy, or new recipes. It’s just a little story about fifty pounds of stone fruit, a bird’s nest, and a box of dead leaves that arrived in the mail. The story begins with my recent fascination with urban homesteading, and my earnest efforts to bring little pieces of […]

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