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Olive Harvest at Highland Springs

If it’s fall in California, it’s time for the olive harvest… and if you’ve got 750 olive trees, you’re going to need some helping hands. That’s what’s going on this month at Highland Springs Ranch, a historic California ranch and inn with olive trees that date back as far as 1854. Why the big push […]

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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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California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle

Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle

You know when you get to that point toward the end of the holiday season when you just crave something green and not too heavy? That’s when you’re going to want to turn to this quick and easy Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle made with tender, delicate snow pea shoots.   The snow pea shoots (Dau […]

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Restaurant-Style Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have an unfortunate reputation as one of the most dreaded vegetables, and yet they’re actually quite tasty…or at least they should be. The key is in the preparation. If you serve 1970s-style over-cooked, limp, flavorless Brussels sprouts, you’re pretty much guaranteeing that your family members will turn up their noses. But if you […]

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Cooking With Olive Oil

Olive oil: It’s one of the oldest and most widely used foods in the world, except most people’s knowledge of this flavorful oil probably only scratches the surface of its potential uses. Enter Cooking Techniques and Recipes With Olive Oil, the new gold-medal-winning cookbook by the “Two Extra Virgins,” Laura Bashar of Family Spice and […]

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