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Celebrating the Idaho Potato Harvest (Part 1)

Consider the potato: Grown underground, covered with dirt, and not much to look at. But don’t let its humble exterior fool you — this mighty tuber’s power and potential can’t be overstated. Potatoes are nutritional powerhouses, appeal to a wide range of diets and palates, and are extremely versatile in just about every dish from […]

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Easy & Kid-Friendly Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe

Summer isn’t truly summer in our family until we’ve had a chance to go raspberry picking. Each year we head up to Seattle to visit family members, and make our annual visit to one of several raspberry farms in the area. This year we headed to Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA, where the pickings were […]

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Cherry Picking for Kids

Of all of the many, many fruits that we love in the summertime, it’s hard to find one that’s universally more satisfying that a cherry. It’s a one-bite wonder: self-contained, juicy, sweet, easy to pack, and a treat to eat. That’s probably the reason why the California Cherry Board calls May 20 through June 30 […]

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Real Food: Citrus, Dates, and Peppers

If your city is covered in snow and ice, where are you going to get your fresh fruits and vegetables? In many cases, they’ll be grown in the low desert of California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys. On the first leg of our farm tour with the California Farm Water Coalition we learned about growing spinach […]

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Oranges Beat the Winter Blues

For me, winter has always meant oranges. Long before I lived in an orange-growing climate, we’d mark the middle of winter when a fresh delivery of oranges would arrive from my grandmother in Florida. Now, here in Southern California, we’re lucky to be surrounded by a bounty of winter oranges, including a handful of fruitful […]

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Strawberry Feast

What do you do when you have a bumper crop of strawberries and a house full of people? Make a strawberry feast, of course. Following our strawberry farm tour with the California Strawberry Commission we were inspired to use our strawberries for just about every item on the dinner table this week. We started with […]

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