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Genova Tuna Polenta Bites – And a #Giveaway

*Update 2/16 – Congrats to AnnaZed10 for winning the gift basket, and thanks to everyone for entering! What food do we turn to when we need a quick, easy, kid-friendly protein? Tuna, of course. (True story: We recently  sent our kiddo to lunch with a small container of tuna salad. He reported that it tasted […]

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Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time best 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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100-year-old olive trees at Lodestar Farms

Farm Water and Farm-Fresh Food

Here’s a question that keeps coming up as we continue our Real Food farm tour project – Why should consumers care about or get to know what happens at farms? Why do we need to know about our food and where it comes from? This question struck us when we came across a survey by the U.S. […]

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Endive, Four Ways

Some people bid on auctions to win things like cars or diamond jewelry; I recently bid on an auction to win a year’s supply of endive from the California endive growers (hey, it was for a good cause!). And I won. So for the next year, in three-month intervals, I will have a LOT of […]

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Grill Crazy

Who wants to turn on the oven in the summertime? Summer days are meant for grilling, and summer vegetables are the perfect for the grill. If it’s too hot to even contemplate being outside during the day, you can grill these vegetables in the morning or in the cooler night temperatures. Plus the vegetables taste […]

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Olive Affair

Olives are one of those foods that can go either way with kids. Some kids find them too salty; others (like ours) cannot get enough. We’ve taken to stashing the olives on the highest shelf of the fridge because once our kids get started they can’t stop. At snacktime, olives can be a tasty way […]

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