Cookbook review: Green Market Baking Book

With bees in the backyard, and concerns about high fructose corn syrup and other easily refined sugars in processed food items, I have been considering how to move towards healthier sweeteners in our home. Easy enough when adding syrup to waffles or honey to yogurt, but a little trickier when thinking about baked goods. Fortunately,

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Marin Sun Farms

Ok, I know a standing rib roast is not everyone’s idea of a spectacular holiday gift, but I do know that boxes of meat and catalogs with meat-gifts (Omaha steaks, anyone) have been around for years. This year, I would like to offer you a local option. Marin Sun Farms is a family-owned farming operation,

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12 Days of Local Christmas: Happiness Within Baklava Bites

The Menlo Park Farmer’s Market on Sundays is full of lovely local food, and today I met Heba from Happiness Within, my second feature of a 12 Days of Local Christmas series, highlighting local food purveyors, perfect for a locavore-minded holiday season. Heba makes 4 different types of Baklava, which she sells packaged in boxes

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Local food at FoodBuzz: Think holiday gifts!

Foodzie Gift Over the last couple of years, since I started participating in the Eat Local Challenge, I have developed an interest in finding food close to home. We subscribe to a vegetable CSA through Two Small Farms, as well as a fruit CSA through Frog Hollow Farms. This weekend at the FoodBuzz Conference, I

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