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A Day on the “Coupon Diet”

Recently some researchers released a study of what you happen if you only ate the food that was advertised on TV. (Answer: You’d be in a sorry state.) It also got us thinking a lot about coupons, which are marketed heavily toward people shopping for families with kids. In fact, we’re constantly hearing about how […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Green Eggs and Ham

This week, as the Dr. Seuss children’s book Green Eggs and Ham celebrates its 50th anniversary, we thought it would be fun to try out some recipes for this quirky classic. First thing this morning we rustled up an egg and about a tablespoon of pesto, whisked it together, fried it in a pan, and […]

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Friday Food News “Wrap”

We’ve been out of the loop this week because we spent a few days unplugged in Amish farm country. After hearing and reading about so many dairy mega-businesses, it’s a treat to see some simple, old-style family farms with cows grazing happily in the pastures. Those cows sure make some good milk, not to mention […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Vegetable Cakes

When summer yields a bumper crop of vegetables, what are you going to make after you exhaust the tomato sauce and zucchini casserole recipes? (And how are you going to get the kids to eat it?) At this point in the summer, we usually say ‘Let them eat cake’ – as in vegetable cake. Of […]

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Friday Food News Wrap

We’ve been desperately searching, foraging, scraping for some good news – any good news – to share on the food front this week. And finally, at the 11th hour, the U.S. Senate came in and helped us out. The New York Times reports that the Senate on Thursday approved a long-awaited child nutrition act that […]

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A Pick-Your-Own Adventure

It’s August, which means it’s time for the Jolly Tomato family to head back East and visit the grandparents in New Jersey farm country. We are lucky to be close to a great little organic farm that offers pick-your-own fruit and vegetables throughout most of the summer. Today’s crop included blackberries, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Watermelon Carving

How cool are watermelons? Aside from being a delicious, refreshing treat, they’re just about the most carve-able fruit around. If you’ve got mad knife skills, you can literally carve one into anything under the sun. Oh, and hey – apparently July is National Watermelon Month, so we are just barely making it in time to […]

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