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Orange Picking – and Fresh Orange Coleslaw

When it’s January in Southern California, there’s no time for post-holiday blues because the orange season is underway and it’s time to get pickin’! (Side note to friends who don’t live in Southern California: Sorry. This is not meant to rub in the fact that each day it is 72 and sunny here. It’s just […]

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Grateful Harvest

Caught up in the holiday spirit, I decided to make a bunch of fruit pies over the weekend. Apple alone was too predictable, so I raided some of my precious freezer stash of fruits I’ve picked throughout the year to make some mix-and-match combinations. This blueberry-raspberry pie (blueberries from our trip to the Berkshires in […]

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A sea of cranberries at the cranberry harvest

The Cranberry Harvest

The amazing, all-American cranberry is bursting with both nutrition and flavor, and it’s a favorite component of many fall dishes. And if you’ve ever seen a cranberry harvest, you know that there are few fruits that put on such a spectacular and colorful show while being picked. The cranberry harvest generally takes place in September […]

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Celebrating the Idaho Potato Harvest (Part 1)

Consider the potato: Grown underground, covered with dirt, and not much to look at. But don’t let its humble exterior fool you — this mighty tuber’s power and potential can’t be overstated. Potatoes are nutritional powerhouses, appeal to a wide range of diets and palates, and are extremely versatile in just about every dish from […]

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Easy & Kid-Friendly Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe

Summer isn’t truly summer in our family until we’ve had a chance to go raspberry picking. Each year we head up to Seattle to visit family members, and make our annual visit to one of several raspberry farms in the area. This year we headed to Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA, where the pickings were […]

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Macadamia Nut Farm

There’s probably no other food on the mainland that says “Hawaii” more than the macadamia nut… and there’s probably no other nut that’s more kid-friendly and versatile. We recently had a chance to visit a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, and now our kids are “nuts” for these buttery, slightly-sweet, bite-sized treats. On the way […]

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