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chocolate zucchini bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Summer Zucchini Excess

Zucchini is one of those garden crops that, if it’s going to succeed, will probably succeed beyond your wildest dreams. In fact, if you know anyone else with a garden, you’re probably getting an offer of free zucchini right around now. Now if you have a bumper crop of zucchini, you’re probably thinking about sauteeing […]

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apple chips

One-Ingredient Apple Chips

These apple chips have so few ingredients, if they had any fewer ingredients, they would not exist. That’s a back-handed way of saying that there’s only one ingredient in these apple chips: apples. Last weekend, we had a chance to head out to a farm (Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho) and pick a whole bunch […]

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Blueberries

Farm-Fresh Blueberry Compote

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a fresh-picked summer blueberry: plump and still warm from the sun, with the perfect blend of sweet and tart. In fact, it was a quest for the perfect farm-fresh blueberry – and ultimately, the perfect blueberry compote – that led us to a little farm off the beaten […]

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single orange

Orange Picking – and Fresh Orange Coleslaw

When it’s January in Southern California, there’s no time for post-holiday blues because the orange season is underway and it’s time to get pickin’! (Side note to friends who don’t live in Southern California: Sorry. This is not meant to rub in the fact that each day it is 72 and sunny here. It’s just […]

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grabbing sumos

Sumo Citrus Season Arriving Early This Year

Sumo citrus fans have some good news this year: There will be more Sumos this season, and they’ll be arriving in stores nearly three weeks early this year. The Sumo citrus – that addictively sweet jumbo-sized mandarin orange with the distinctive “top knot” – is on track to launch its season in late January, according […]

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A sea of cranberries at the cranberry harvest

The Cranberry Harvest

The amazing, all-American cranberry is bursting with both nutrition and flavor, and it’s a favorite component of many fall dishes. And if you’ve ever seen a cranberry harvest, you know that there are few fruits that put on such a spectacular and colorful show while being picked. The cranberry harvest generally takes place in September […]

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