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Hip Chick Farms Chicken Fingers

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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Real Food and the Foraging Experience

You may look at the side of a mountain and see nothing beyond mottled gray and green brush, but expert forager Pascal Baudar sees something entirely different. “For me, it’s like a grocery store,” he says with a chuckle. We are sitting with a group of Tillamook Co-Op members at One Gun Ranch, an organic […]

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cacique cheese display

The Art and Science of Cheese at Cacique

Cacique, the authentic Hispanic-style cheese company, produces cheeses and other products that are rich in both flavor and family history. We recently spent a day with other food bloggers at the Cacique headquarters just outside of Los Angeles and, after being immersed in all things Cacique, we came back even more inspired to work with […]

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Orange Picking – and Fresh Orange Coleslaw

When it’s January in Southern California, there’s no time for post-holiday blues because the orange season is underway and it’s time to get pickin’! (Side note to friends who don’t live in Southern California: Sorry. This is not meant to rub in the fact that each day it is 72 and sunny here. It’s just […]

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blueberry raspberry pie

Grateful Harvest

Caught up in the holiday spirit, I decided to make a bunch of fruit pies over the weekend. Apple alone was too predictable, so I raided some of my precious freezer stash of fruits I’ve picked throughout the year to make some mix-and-match combinations. This blueberry-raspberry pie (blueberries from our trip to the Berkshires in […]

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