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Summer Watermelon Carving

It’s mid/late summer, which can mean only one thing – It’s watermelon carving time! Watermelons are plentiful and usually inexpensive this time of year, so you’ve got plenty of material to work with. Will you carve some kind of fruit basket? An animal? A funny character? Something ornate and artistic? The sky’s the limit! If […]

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Pizza Farm

We’re all for healthier school lunches, right? But sometimes it feels like we talk and talk about it and we sound like broken records. Well, here’s a fresh and funny look at school lunches, as produced by Funny or Die and the American Heart Association, and presented by the brilliantly off-kilter Nick Offerman (of “Parks and Recreation”). […]

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Champagne grape pancakes

Champagne Grape Pancakes

We are loving every minute with this month’s fresh summer fruits, and one of our favorite out-of-hand summer fruits is grapes. This year, we had a chance to try a variety of summer grapes thanks to Melissa’s Produce. Pictured below, we have Black Muscato grapes (on the left), Red Moscato grapes (on the right), Jelly […]

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Flame-Broiled Fruit for #StreamTeam

OK, we’ll just go right ahead and admit that technically this is “grilled” fruit, but doesn’t “flame-broiled fruit” sound so much better?   Anyway, this week we’ve been grilling fruit because 1) It’s summer and we have amazing fruits on hand; 2) We’ve already got the grill on anyway; and 3) We’ve got a serious dragon obsession going […]

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breakfast banana split

Breakfast Banana Splits

Are you enjoying this summer’s fresh produce yet? If you’re feeling like you need some inspiration, look no further than the Dole “Get Up And Grow” tour – There’s a virtual cornucopia of fresh recipe ideas, from smoothies to main courses to desserts. Inspired by the healthy bounty on the Get Up and Grow tour, we […]

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Farm-Fresh Blueberry Compote

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a fresh-picked summer blueberry: plump and still warm from the sun, with the perfect blend of sweet and tart. In fact, it was a quest for the perfect farm-fresh blueberry – and ultimately, the perfect blueberry compote – that led us to a little farm off the beaten […]

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Fastest Pickles in the West

So it’s just before dinner and you realized that you never took the time to pickle those fresh summer cucumbers. Never fear; we’ve got you covered. With these Fastest Pickles in the West, you’ll have tasty pickle slices on the table in less time than it’ll take you to fire up the grill. Here’s how […]

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