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summer mince pie

Summer Garden Mince Pie

We try to mix it up around here and write about different foods every week… but something strange happened on the way to this week’s post. We got so caught up in making celery desserts that we couldn’t resist experimenting with one last pie… and it was so good we just have to tell you […]

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A New Look at Peppers

I recently discovered that I’ve been thinking about peppers the wrong way. In my head, I’ve been subconsciously dividing peppers into “hot” and “not hot” categories and serving the kids the peppers from the latter category. But as I’ve come to realize from reading The Great Pepper Cookbook from Melissa’s Produce, there’s an enormous range […]

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Cool Gifts for Young Chefs

Do you have a talented young chef on your gift list this year? Or just a kid who’s happy to hang out in the kitchen? No matter what your kid’s skill or interest level, there’s almost certainly a kitchen gift that will amaze and delight them this holiday season. With the right gift, who knows? […]

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Growing Great

You work hard all the time to set a good example, serve nourishing foods, and keep healthy snacks around the house…and yet sometimes it’s what a kid sees all of his friends eating that gets him most excited about trying something new. Our fourth-grader came home the other day declaring that his new favorite snack […]

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baked apples

Baked Baby Apples

Ever notice how food is a lot more fun in miniature? That’s how we feel about these Melissa’s organic crimson gold apples. They’re about the size of a golf ball, good for approximately four quick bites of fall apple deliciousness. Plus, they’re just so darned cute. These apples, descendents of the Newtown and Spitzenburg heirloom […]

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Year of the Green Dragon Apple

You know how much we love apples around here, so you can see why fall is one of the happiest seasons at our house. Just when we thought we had tried them all (OK, that’s probably not possible) we stumbled onto a new variety that’s become an instant family favorite: The Green Dragon Apple (these […]

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