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Inside Melissa’s Warehouse

When you do your weekly shopping trip through the produce section of the supermarket, chances are you grab some carrots, apples, bananas, and maybe some lettuce. But what about the thousands of other varieties of fruits and vegetables that are out there? If Melissa’s/ World Variety Produce  Inc., the country’s largest distributor of specialty produce, has its way, you’ll soon be […]

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Kids at Work

Stressed out about cooking a Thanksgiving dinner? If your kids aren’t helping you out, it’s time to put them to work. Even the littlest ones can get into the act. Here’s a sample kids’ to-do list: Set the table: You may not want to trust your kids with Great-Grandma’s china or crystal, but they can […]

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Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found […]

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Food News Wrap: July 8

This week, we are striving for balance. We’re reeling from the new report from the Trust For America’s health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the national obesity crisis. The report shows that obesity increased in every state last year, and that more than 12 million children and adolescents are considered obese. At the same […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Getting kids to eat more healthy foods is the theme of the week – both in the larger world, and in our household, where the kids have decided that Chex snack mix reigns supreme. Sigh. Moving on… Got Veggies?: Vital Health Zone offers this helpful chart of how many veggies a person needs based on […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 4

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 4

It’s time to ring in the Year of the Rabbit, and there’s no better way to start than with these 13 Chinese American treats to make with your kids (via Babble Food). Homemade egg rolls, anyone? We also love this marbled tea egg project from One Hungry Mama (with recipe from Steamy Kitchen), complete with resources for […]

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