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Farm-Fresh Goat Cheese

Most of us think of cows when we think of dairy products, but for much of the world, goats are the source of a family’s milk and cheese. Goats are generally easier to keep than cattle – they thrive in mountainous, hilly, and dry environments and they graze on grass and brush. Plus, goats’ milk […]

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Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream Pie

So…let’s say you have a sudden ice cream windfall, and as much as you’re tempted to eat the whole thing straight from the container, you’d like to make it into a nice dessert to share with friends. We found ourselves in this situation last week with a wonderful gift of three tubs of Tillamook ice […]

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Purple Snow Peas and Walnuts

We’re about to make your summer a little…purple-r. (Hey, that’s a good thing!) You know how there’s nothing like a crisp, tender, and sweet snow pea? Now imagine that same tasty veggie, but in real honest-to-goodness purple form, and you have these amazing Purple Snow Peas from Frieda’s Produce. The snow peas have deep purple […]

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Rock the Lunchbox 2014

If you gave your kids free reign to design their perfect lunch, what would it look like? That’s a question the Rock The Lunchbox folks asked us earlier this summer and, intrigued, we put the question to our 7-year-old. We weren’t quite sure what to expect – Would he come up with a cheeseburger and […]

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Easy Summer Pickling

Pickling is one of those things that I’ve always shied away from in the summer. Mostly I feared that I would go through all kinds of effort, and then the jars would sit unopened, languishing until mid-winter, until someone would finally decide that they wanted the jars for another project and dump everything out. I […]

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Making Lattice Top Pie Crust With Kids

There’s nothing like a summer fruit pie with a pretty lattice crust. But how much of a hassle is it to make? Here’s the good news: It’s not too hard at all, and it’s actually easier if you have a partner helping you (ideally a kid who has too much summer vacation time on his […]

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Summer Watermelon Carving

It’s that time of year when the knives come out and the creative juices start flowing…If it’s July, it’s gotta be watermelon carving season! Each year we try to come up with something new to enter into the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s watermelon carving contest. In past years, we’ve done everything from a Shrek watermelon […]

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