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California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle

Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle

It’s the end of the holiday season, and you just crave something green and not too heavy. That’s when you’re going to want to turn to this quick and easy Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle made with tender, delicate snow pea shoots.   The snow pea shoots (Dau Miu) are from Jade Asian Greens, which is […]

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Restaurant-Style Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have an unfortunate reputation as one of the most dreaded vegetables. Yet they’re actually quite tasty…or at least they should be. The key is in the preparation. If you serve 1970s-style over-cooked, limp, flavorless sprouts, you’re pretty much guaranteeing that your family members will turn up their noses. But if you serve savory, […]

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Cooking With Olive Oil

Olive oil: It’s one of the oldest and most widely used foods in the world, except most people’s knowledge of this flavorful oil probably only scratches the surface of its potential uses. Enter Cooking Techniques and Recipes With Olive Oil, the new gold-medal-winning cookbook by the “Two Extra Virgins,” Laura Bashar of Family Spice and […]

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black garlic hummus

Black Garlic Pumpkin Hummus

It’s getting closer and closer to October 31 and we just can’t resist making more Halloween-themed food. Our friends over at Frieda’s Specialty Produce sent us a bunch of spooky foods including rambutan and Buddha’s hand citron, but the black garlic was the most mysterious. Why is it black? What does it taste like? And […]

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100-year-old olive trees at Lodestar Farms

Farm Water and Farm-Fresh Food

There’s one question that keeps coming up as we continue our Real Food farm tour project. Why should consumers care about or get to know about farm water? And what does it have to do with our food and where it comes from? We’ve learned a great deal about farm water in the past few […]

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