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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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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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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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Get Organic, Grass-Fed Meats Through ButcherBox

Like many families, we try ensure that the meat we eat is high-quality and sustainable. And like many families with teenagers, we just can’t keep enough meat in the house. (Seriously – every day – our kid comes home from school asking for steaks, burgers, and/or chicken!). Recently, we were introduced to ButcherBox – a […]

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Hip Chick Farms and a Better Chicken Nugget

Are chicken nuggets a staple in your kid’s diet? If yes, like many parents, you’re probably skeptical about what’s on the ingredient list. And that’s where Hip Chick Farms co-founders Chef Jen Johnson and her partner Serafina Palandech are here to help: by creating and selling a “real” chicken nugget that parents can feel good […]

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Winter Fruit Week: Oranges

Oranges are the quintessential cure for the mid-winter blues: they’re colorful, juicy, and high in immune-boosting Vitamin C. If you live in places like Southern California or Florida, you’re lucky to have access to fresh and locally grown oranges. But even if you don’t, you’ll probably find oranges in large supply at the grocery store […]

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