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brownies and beets

Blackberry Beet Brownies

I’m just going to come out and say it – These Blackberry Beet Brownies are among the best brownies I’ve ever had. (At the very least, they’re right up there with the Kale Brownies and the Lentil Brownies.) But I want to make one other thing clear: I don’t seek out ways to hide vegetables […]

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The Gift of Fruit (and Veggies)

It’s that time of year for giving, and instead of the same old standbys, why not give the gift of fresh produce? Our friends over at Melissa’s have some wonderful gift baskets that will please even the pickiest eater. When we were scrolling through all of the choices, the Baby Veggie Basket ($71.99) was one […]

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Vacation (and Beet Ice Cream)

You know the old joke about how the mom goes on vacation and winds up doing all of the same chores she always does, but in a more scenic location? Yeah, it’s been a little bit like that – but we’re not complaining. While we stayed in a lovely beach cabin on the Olympic Peninsula, […]

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Beet Soup for Mother’s Day

Roses? Rubies? If you want to show Mom some truly brilliant shades of red and pink for Mother’s Day, serve her some beets. That’s right, beets. Even though we live on a different coast from our mom, we know she’d love this brightly hued beet soup. It’s super-easy and super-tasty – simple enough for Dad […]

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Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found […]

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Taste Test Sunday: Alterna-Chips

This week instead of tackling Fun Food Saturday we shifted over to Taste Test Sunday. We’re not big on junk foods here at the Jolly Tomato household, but every now and then we just want something savory and crunchy to serve with a sandwich. We thought we’d break away from the traditional potato chips and […]

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