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Real Food: Honey and Urban Beekeeping

Honey is an all-natural, near-perfect sweetener. We use it often in our house in cooking and baking, as well as a topper for toast, waffles, or pancakes. But when one of our kids recently asked us where exactly honey comes from, we were taken off-guard. Our slightly embarrassing response went something like: “So the bee […]

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Real Food: Olive Oil

Update, 7/21: And the olive oil winner is… Lucky comment #13, Sarah P. Congrats, Sarah, and thanks to everyone for your comments! We are olive oil addicts in the Jolly Tomato household. Our olive oil consumption begins in the morning, when we drizzle some in the omelet pan before cooking eggs. Then it’s added to […]

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Real Food: Short Order

Ready to kick off Real Food Summer? We’re excited to start off with a recent chat we had with Chef Christian Page of Short Order in L.A. Short Order, created by culinary innovators Nancy Silverton and the late Amy Pressman, features traditional comfort foods that are all made with locally¬†raised, organic, artisanal, and handmade¬†products. Silverton […]

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Gardening Season Is Here

It’s spring, which means it’s time to get out in the garden after a long, cold (well, maybe not so cold) winter and start planting. What do gardens have to do with kids’ nutrition? Everything. Of course, anything that you can grow naturally at home is probably healthier than what you can buy in the […]

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Parent “Traps” at the Supermarket

You’re rolling your cart through the aisles, thinking you’re doing alright by your kids. Organic? Check. Whole grains? Check. All natural? Check. But what’s really in that cart? Have you been hoodwinked by marketing gimmicks into thinking that you’re getting better foods than you really are? Check out our checklist of the top parent “traps” […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: March 18

Friday Food News Wrap: March 18

We’re seeing green this week, with a rash of St. Patrick’s Day stories and with spring just around the corner. Want some green in your diet? Take a look at Jolly Tomato’s St. Patrick’s Day WITHOUT Food Coloring story before you reach for those artificial colors. Also check out Food with Kid Appeal, which has […]

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