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La Tortilla Factory

Summertime is Tortilla Time

If you don’t already associate summer with tortillas, you must not have ever had a hot and fresh tortilla off the grill. And if you don’t already use tortillas lavishly throughout all of your summer meals, now’s the time to start. We got on a recent tortilla kick after talking with tortilla expert Sam Tamayo. […]

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Real Food: Avocados, From Grove To Grocery

Pop quiz: Name a common green fruit that can be used in salads, sandwiches, dips, omelets, casseroles, and puddings… and is grown in some of the most beautiful places in the world? If you guessed avocado, you’re right on the money. And since California avocado season is just starting up, we thought we’d spend some […]

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Game-Day Guacamole with Seville Oranges and Onions

Picture this: We’ve got two kids in the kitchen; one squeezing Seville oranges, one mashing avocados for guacamole. While we’re wondering “What should we make with Seville oranges?” we’re simultaneously thinking, “We need some limes to squeeze into that guacamole.” And then – like a light bulb suddenly switching on – the thought occurs: “Hey!” […]

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Weekly News Bites: May 13

It’s spring, the flowers are out, and the farmers’ markets are overflowing with the freshest new produce. If you haven’t been cooking with them already, it’s time to get to know your spring fruits and vegetables. To get started, check out this great primer on spring fruits and veggies from Big Girls, Small Kitchen on […]

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Food News For Moms: May 6

Food News For Moms: May 6

Most moms we know start out with the goal of wanting to serve their kids the best food possible. But often those best intentions get chipped away by so many outside influences: too many demands on their time, the convenience of packaged and processed foods, and the constant seduction of marketing to kids. This week we’re […]

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Camp Blogaway Weekend

A few weeks ago my son and I planted a grapevine in our backyard, and we have been fascinated by watching its progress. When we first planted it, the vine had two main branches that needed to be propped up against the fence and stakes. Now as the vine is relaxing and becoming comfortable in our soil, we are able to watch it claim its […]

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