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Camping With the Camp & Cabin Cookbook

If you could go camping with anyone, who would it be? In our case, Laura Bashar of Family Spice would be at the top of the list. Not just because she’s great – she’s the best! – but because she’s the most amazing and creative outdoor cook we know. That’s why her new book, The […]

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Pizza Tutorial at North Italia Restaurant

Most of us eat a lot of pizza, but when do we ever take the time to make it ourselves? Making your own pizza from start to finish can be fun and surprisingly easy. At a recent pizza tutorial hosted by North Italia, in honor of National Pizza Month, we had a chance to brush […]

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Cherry Bourbon Sour, left, and Watermelon Mojito, right, with the Watermelon-Heirloom Tomato Salad at True Food Kitchen

A Plant-Centric Summer Menu at True Food Kitchen

It’s summertime, which means that the chefs at True Food Kitchen are going all-out with the super-fresh, farm-ripened fruits and veggies that are a mainstay of the restaurant’s plant-centric cuisine. Watermelon? Check! (And it comes in red and yellow!). Heirloom tomatoes? Check! (And they’re super-sweet!). Fresh corn? Check! (And of course it’s non-GMO.) We had […]

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Pizza Straight From The Farm

Most kids eat a lot of pizza. But do they ever stop to think about what really goes into making one? Recently we dedicated an entire day to a start-to-finish pizza-making adventure, which began at a farm and ended at a wood-burning oven. Yes, it was an all-day affair. Yes, we probably could have made […]

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A Kid’s Salad

With all of that “green stuff,” salad can be a tough sell for many kids. Last week we worked our way around the problem by making a tasty summer bread salad. This week we tried a different tactic with our slightly picky (OK, let’s say “selective”) 9-year-old: We put him entirely in charge of creating […]

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Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time┬ábest summer food combination. If you said, “Tomatoes and basil,” you’re right, at least in our world. Juicy, ripe summer tomatoes…sometimes still warm from the sun…served with fresh basil…you simply can’t get better than that. This helps explain why one of our favorite summer salads is panzanella, an Italian bread salad, made […]

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