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Easy Watermelon Carving Ideas

Confession time: When I see a watermelon, I don’t imagine it cut in neat little wedges. I see pirate ships, whales, beach buckets, Angry Birds, and Shrek. And I love sharing and swapping easy watermelon carving ideas. When people invite me to a party, I offer to bring the watermelon because I know that way […]

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Real Food: The Peach Picking and Packing Process

Peaches are a summer favorite, but unless you have your own peach tree you have to rely on farmers to get peaches to you. How does the commercial peach picking process work? Given that California grows 70 percent of U.S.-grown fresh peaches and 93 percent of fresh nectarines and plums, we thought we should learn. […]

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Blueberry picking

Blueberry Picking and Packing

You may buy countless plastic clamshells of blueberries, but have you ever wondered about the blueberry picking and packing process? How do those blueberries actually make it from the plant to the package? We took a Real Food Summer road trip to Berry Lady Farms in Kingsburg, CA (along with friends from the California Farm […]

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Bellanave dairy

Real Food: Bellanave Dairy

Editor’s note: In this issue of Real Food Summer, we visited Bellanave Dairy, a 7,000-acre farm near Bakersfield, CA. “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 […]

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peach plum kuchen

Peach-Plum Kuchen

Peaches or plums? In summertime, fortunately, you don’t have to choose. One of our favorite ways to eat peaches and plums is combined together in a homemade küchen. Küchen is a German word for cake, and in this case it refers to a fruit dessert that is sort of like a pie, but with a […]

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Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs: A Homemade Scottish Treat

Are Scotch eggs some sort of rare delicacy that you can only hope to eat in a Scottish pub? Not at all! They’re so easy you will have a great time making them at home. We had this inspiration when the movie Brave came out. Our question was, could a movie actually inspire a kid […]

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