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Summer Fruit Tools

Summer is finally here, which means at least two things in our house: The fridge is full of fruit, and there’s a heck of a lot of prep work to be done. Fortunately, the kids are off from school and there’s plenty of free labor available. (What? You kids thought you were going to laze […]

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Strawberry Feast

What do you do when you have a bumper crop of strawberries and a house full of people? Make a strawberry feast, of course. Following our strawberry farm tour with the California Strawberry Commission we were inspired to use our strawberries for just about every item on the dinner table this week. We started with […]

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A Day on A California Strawberry Farm

Standing in a field surrounded by sweet, juicy, fresh-picked strawberries…Is there any better way to spend a day? Recently we had a chance to learn a little more about strawberries by touring a strawberry farm with the California Strawberry Commission, the sponsors of this post. Strawberries are a great way for you and your family […]

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A Healthi(er) Birthday Party

The calendar has turned another page, and now it’s time to plan that next birthday party. You ask your kid what he wants to serve, and the response is, “Chips. Candy. Cake.” You close your eyes, rub your temples a little bit, and try to remind yourself that it’s the nutrition you provide during the […]

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Greens Galore

Why do kids (supposedly) dislike green foods so much? Is it their way of rebelling against something that’s “good for you”? Is it a taste or a texture thing? Or is it just something they’ve been culturally programmed to dislike, even before they’ve had a chance to try it? Many kids are raised to eat […]

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Unprocessed October Begins

It’s starting to get dark a little earlier than we’re used to, the air is cooler in the morning, and there are pumpkins cropping up on front porches all around town. This can only mean one thing: It’s October, and we are ready for some good home-cooked fall comfort food. Timing-wise, we’re in luck that […]

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