Dehydrated Persimmons: Pretty holiday snack (recipe)

Last week our piano teacher hosted a holiday salon, which is sort of like a piano recital for adults. Instead of playing in a large performance hall, we play in her living room. In December, we always have a little reception after, with wine and nibbles. A fellow pianist, Ida, brought along dried Hachiya persimmons.

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Clean Food Diet, Day Three: Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Corn tortillas, taco meat with Morris Grass Fed Beef and taco spice from Penzey's, tomatoes, lettuce, avocados, cheese

In California, eating organic and local is almost a birthright. Especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, which seems to be surrounded on all sides by farmers and ranchers eager to share their organic and locally grown produce and meats with interested consumers. Even though we subscribe to a Community Supported Agriculture for both vegetables

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Frog Hollow Farms CSA – fresh fruit, to my doorstep

I have written often about our subscription to Two Small Farms, a vegetable Community Supported Agriculture program from two farms in Hollister and Watsonville, High Ground Organics and Mariquita Farms. For the price of the subscription, about $22 a week, we receive a box of fresh, organic, locally-grown vegetables, ready to eat. Last fall, we

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Community Supported Agriculture: Time to Sign Up!

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Ever curious about how your vegetables are grown, the path your fruit takes to arrive at your table? Well, if you subscribe to a Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, you will never wonder again. Since 2005, we have subscribed to a vegetable delivery service which provides

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Quick whole grain breakfast: Wild rice and yogurt parfait

I have been dying to post this recipe for a while, but every time I mention it to my friends, they look at me in disbelief. They are too polite to say anything nasty, but I think they cannot believe this combination. Honestly, it works! Aunt Janet turned me onto this breakfast, after vacationing together

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Kiwi, strawberry and honey salad (recipe) (and Giveaway!)

Last month, while galavanting in the islands on vacation, I received email from Cynthia inviting me to participate in a blogger meet-up, sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit. Since I was out of town, I had to miss the festive event (bummer, since Biggie from Lunch in A Box was there, and Charlie Ayers of Calafia Cafe

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