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3 ice cream bowls

Easy & Kid-Friendly Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe

Summer isn’t truly summer in our family until we’ve had a chance to go raspberry picking. Each year we head up to Seattle to visit family members, and make our annual visit to one of several raspberry farms in the area. This year we headed to Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA, where the pickings were […]

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sea salt caramels

Real Food: Chocolate

Chocolate?!? Sure, your kids will happily eat it, but could we honestly call it real food? The good news: Yes – if it’s made the real way. To get the scoop on real, pure, honest-to-goodness chocolate, we decided to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Theo Chocolate factory in Seattle. Theo is the first organic […]

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Real Food: Honey and Urban Beekeeping

Honey is an all-natural, near-perfect sweetener. We use it often in our house in cooking and baking, as well as a topper for toast, waffles, or pancakes. But when one of our kids recently asked us where exactly honey comes from, we were taken off-guard. Our slightly embarrassing response went something like: “So the bee […]

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peach cobbler

Real Food: Peach Picking and Packing

How do you like your peaches? In a pie? In ice cream? Or just fresh and whole, with juices dribbling down your chin? In the summertime we go through so many peaches in our house that it’s hard to choose a favorite way to eat them. And given that 70 percent of the fresh peaches […]

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Real Food: Blueberries

Did you open up a plastic clamshell of blueberries to serve at your most recent picnic? If you’re like most families, you probably polished off two or three containers’ worth before the kids had their fill. So how do those blueberries actually make it from the plant to the package? We took a Real Food […]

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Real Food: Bellanave Dairy

“How do you get milk from a cow?” goes one of the running jokes in our house. “You just right-click on it.” Of course our kids don’t really think this, but they might as well, considering how close they get to anything farm-like during the day. As far as they’re concerned, milk comes in gallon […]

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