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Real Food: Citrus, Dates, and Peppers

If your city is covered in snow and ice, where are you going to get your fresh fruits and vegetables? In many cases, they’ll be grown in the low desert of California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys. On the first leg of our farm tour with the California Farm Water Coalition we learned about growing spinach [...]

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Real Food: Winter Salad Bowl

Where do the country’s families, grocery stores, restaurants, and food services get their leafy greens in the dead of winter? And where do those warm and dry regions get their water to be able to grow those crops? We got the answers to those questions and more last week while on a farm tour last [...]

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Easy-As-Pie Strawberry Pie

Need a fun dessert…fast? Got home from work late and remembered you were supposed to bring something sweet to the potluck? Or celebrating a special holiday with a loved one (ahem, Valentine’s Day)? Have we got a dessert for you! It combines fresh strawberries with a few other simple ingredients that you probably have in [...]

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PotatoPalooza!

February is Potato Lover’s Month, and really, what better time of year to express your love for this amazing tuber? Did you know that…potatoes have more potassium per serving than any other fruit or vegetable, even bananas? That potatoes have no fat or cholesterol? That each year the average American eats 130 pounds of potatoes? [...]

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Coco Date Shakes

A date…shake? We had never even heard of date shakes before we moved to Southern California. But if you’re driving to or from the desert, you’re certain to pass at least one date shake stand. Date shakes are a smooth and creamy ice-cold treat made from the fruit of the desert – refreshing and naturally [...]

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Gai Lan Egg Cups for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner (January 31) – what are you going to eat? Most people associate the color red with Chinese New Year, but some of the best foods you can eat to celebrate are actually green. Case in point: the green vegetables from Melissa’s Produce that are now found in [...]

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Awesome Sauce – Not Ketchup

Craving something a little different for your dipping? Have we got an awesome sauce for you! Not Ketchup is the brainchild of our talented friend Erika Kerekes, of In Erika’s Kitchen, and it is the perfect alternative to ketchup for dipping and saucing. Not Ketchup is a tangy gourmet dipping sauce made from ripe seasonal [...]

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