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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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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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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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Orange is the New Snack

Is anyone else counting down the minutes until Orange is the New Black Season 3 premiers on Netflix (June 12, for those not keeping score)? Of course we want to hear all about what’s in store for Piper, Poussey, Crazy Eyes, Nicky, Taystee, Daya, Alex, and Pennsatucky. But more importantly, what are we going to […]

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Purple Grill

Do your kids turn up their noses at any vegetable that’s green? Maybe you should throw them for a loop and give them a plate that’s entirely…purple. We gave that a shot earlier this week when we presented our family with a platter full of surprising vegetables. Presenting – The Purple Grill: What’s on that […]

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Fun With Fermented Foods

You may have canned, or pickled, but have you…fermented? (It’s not as personal of a question as it sounds). Fermentation represents an age-old tradition of storing foods, and it also may impart critical health benefits. As long as you have the right equipment and the right preparation, you can make the perfect kimchi, sauerkraut, or […]

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