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5 Common Mistakes that Ruin Your Fresh Tomatoes—and How to Avoid Them

September 6, 2011

Love heirloom tomatoes? Feel like crying every time one turns rotten before you’ve had a chance to eat it? Problem is, many of us are mistreating our poor tomatoes and […]

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Tomato Bread Salad Panzanella Recipe

August 7, 2011

  There’s nothing more delicious than a fresh garden tomato in the peak of summer. Why bury the flavors behind spices or sauce? Let the bright, juicy tang spring through […]

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Blackberry Margarita Recipe

July 26, 2011

Blackberries are my all-time favorite berry. Now that they’re in season, I’m giddily adding them to everything—even my margaritas! These richly colored berries make a gorgeous summer cocktail. They have […]

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Eggplant in Marinara with Roasted Green Tomatoes: Seasonal Recipe

July 18, 2011

Who’s the executive chef at my house? My garden! I allow her to dictate my meals. Today, she gave me eggplant—lots of gorgeous, deep purple, glowing chubby eggplants. And she […]

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Edible Flowers: Pineapple Guava

June 23, 2011

Allow me to introduce a flower petal that beats all others in taste. So many edible flower petals, despite their inviting colors, taste like peppery lettuce. Not the pineapple guava! […]

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One-Block Feast: A Book Review

June 11, 2011

Attention aspiring locavores: here’s the book for you! Learn to grow your own mushrooms, harvest olive oil, own a dairy cow, plant a garden—and then create impressive, yet practical, meals […]

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Change in Sacramento Seasons Marked by Farmers Market Lunch Tour

May 14, 2011

In Sacramento, two modern day traditions mark the changing of the seasons. You know summer is just around the corner when the Cesar Chavez farmers’ market opens downtown and The […]

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Orange Ginger Scones Recipe

April 7, 2011

I feel so lucky to have my very own orange tree that grows happy, colorful fruit all winter. In the dreariest part of the year, in the midst of a […]

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Tender: A Cookbook Review

March 28, 2011

What do you get when you combine fresh farm-grown food, a commitment to supporting that food, and women with passion? You get Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters, a newly-published cookbook alive […]

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New at the Farmers’ Market: Whole Wheat Flour & Orange Juice

February 19, 2011

Organic Whole Wheat Flour Can you cook a complete meal from the Sacramento farmers’ market? Absolutely! What about baking an entire recipe? Yes, indeed! Our market has butter, milk, and […]

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New at the Farmers’ Market: Walnut Oil

February 18, 2011

Walnut Oil Glashoff Farms is quickly becoming one of the most innovative spots at the downtown Sacramento farmers’ market. This summer, they delighted us with spicy homemade pickles nearly the size […]

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Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

September 9, 2010

Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale   Nothing goes together quite as swimmingly as summer and beer. They both just make you smile. I recently got a grin out of a […]

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Seasonal Finds at Farmers Market: Pickles, Cactus, & Cutting Celery

September 6, 2010

Dill pickles, a new seasonal treat at the Sacramento market.   If you don’t slow down, you can miss a lot at the downtown Sacramento farmers market. It’s a bustling […]

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Sun Tea: A Timeless Summer Recipe

August 31, 2010

Sun Tea, a timeless summer recipe. Summer drips and glistens when it’s poured into an icy glass. Enjoy the last few drops of the season with some good old fashioned […]

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Grandma Betty’s Famous Rhubarb Pinwheels

June 16, 2010

Do you have that one family recipe that you guard with your life? The one that everyone begs you for, but you’re just not willing to give up? Well, this […]

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TEST

December 15, 2009

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My Main Squeeze: Making My Own Orange Juice

August 5, 2008

Most folks jump-start their mornings with a jolt of liquid caffeine. I was once among the coffee addicts of the world. When I quit, cold turkey, it was orange juice […]

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