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Halloween With Natural Food Coloring

Picture this: A Halloween feast with natural food coloring. That’s right – as in, treats with colors found in nature, not in shocking food coloring. Even though we’re used to all sorts of wild colors in our Halloween treats, an all-natural Halloween is not as far-fetched as you’d think. Of course you can always stick […]

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Olive Harvest at Highland Springs

If it’s fall in California, it’s time for the olive harvest… and if you’ve got 750 olive trees, you’re going to need some helping hands. That’s what’s going on this month at Highland Springs Ranch, a historic California ranch and inn with olive trees that date back as far as 1854. Why the big push […]

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A vegan take on the traditional muffaletta sandwich

Vegan Muffaletta Sandwiches

I’ve been looking for an excuse to share these vegan muffaletta sandwiches, and there’s really no better opportunity than National Kale Day (October 5). They’re chock-full of kale, and just about every other vegetable you might like, and they’re so good you’ll never miss the meat. A muffaletta (also spelled muffuletta) is a Sicilian sandwich, […]

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polenta tuna bites

Genova Tuna Polenta Bites

When you need quick, kid-friendly protein, you can turn to tuna. And when you need a quick and easy appetizer, you can turn to these Genova tuna polenta bites. Since tuna is such a heart-healthy food, and February is National Heart Health Month, we thought there’d be no better time to feature our favorite fish. […]

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Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time┬ábest summer food combination. If you said, “Tomatoes and basil,” you’re right, at least in our world. Juicy, ripe summer tomatoes…sometimes still warm from the sun…served with fresh basil…you simply can’t get better than that. This helps explain why one of our favorite summer salads is panzanella, an Italian bread salad, made […]

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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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