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Foodie Gift Baskets for the Holidays

You want to give great holiday gifts – something your loved ones will use and enjoy, and something that won’t fall into the wait-in-line-to-return-on-December-26 category. Why not consider a beautiful foodie gift basket that they can enjoy eating now, and continue to use the kitchen tools throughout the year? Melissa’s Produce has some amazing baskets […]

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A New Look at Peppers

I recently discovered that I’ve been thinking about peppers the wrong way. In my head, I’ve been subconsciously dividing peppers into “hot” and “not hot” categories and serving the kids the peppers from the latter category. But as I’ve come to realize from reading The Great Pepper Cookbook from Melissa’s Produce, there’s an enormous range […]

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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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Tutti Frutti Organic Farms

Organic farming is a beautiful thing, and like nature itself, it can be full of surprises. Your fruits and vegetables may grow in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and quantities. That’s why it helps to have a close working relationship with your buyers – like the relationship that Tutti Frutti Farms has with the […]

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A Kid’s Salad

With all of that “green stuff,” salad can be a tough sell for many kids. Last week we worked our way around the problem by making a tasty summer bread salad. This week we tried a different tactic with our slightly picky (OK, let’s say “selective”) 9-year-old: We put him entirely in charge of creating […]

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Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time┬ábest 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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