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Romanesco – A Math Lover’s Vegetable

Behold the lovely Romanesco: This broccoli-related floret is the perfect spring shade of green and gold, and it winds around in seemingly endless patterns of perfect spirals. A part of the brassica family that was first grown in Italy, it’s also known as Roman cauliflower. Why are math lovers fascinated with Romanesco? Each bud consists […]

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Boysenberries are Back

It’s springtime, which means that our favorite berry, the boysenberry, will soon be making its much-anticipated appearance: The Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival will run this year from March 28 through April 12.   A little history: In the 1930s Walter Knott harvested the boysenberry, a cross between a loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry, and […]

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Spring Strawberry Mini-jitos

Too bad kids don’t get to drink mojitos. They’re all light and fruity, and there’s usually something that’s green and flavorful floating in it too. Plus, there’s muddling. Not enough foods get muddled, in our opinion. In honor of spring, we thought we’d make a kid-friendly, nonalcoholic mojito, which we’re calling a “mini-jito” (after rejecting […]

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Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad

Whether you’re cooking for Easter, Passover, or just a lively spring meal, chances are you’re going to need a simple side dish. If you’re tired of the usual green lettuce salad, you should definitely give this sunny Yellow Carrot Ribbon Salad a try. The tangy lemon juice makes a nice contrast with the slight sweetness […]

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