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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

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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Blueberries

Real Food – A Series About Where Your Food Comes From

How much do you know about what you’re eating? We’ve got a new feature we call Real Food. Throughout this series we look at all kinds of “real” food – i.e., where it comes from, how it’s made, and what’s in it. Primarily, this series focuses on unprocessed or minimally processed foods with a good […]

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Real Food Dinner: Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Welcome to sunny Southern California, where I’m hosting the main course of our “real food” progressive dinner and a fantastic GIVEAWAY! (More on that in a moment…) I am so proud to be celebrating Food Revolution Day with some of my favorite bloggers: Brianne of Red, Round, or Green, Bettina of The Lunch Tray, Grace […]

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Mango Mini Muffins

Mmm…mangos. Who can resist a perfectly sweet ripe mango? No one in our house, that’s for sure. One of the reasons we love mangos so much is that you can use them to brighten up just about any dish, sweet or savory. We use them for smoothies, salsa, salads, sandwiches, cakes, and of course just […]

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