Weather, Wine and Work — California Style

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Last month I packed my bags and headed to the Golden State for a two-day Almond Orchard Experience. Sponsored by the Almond Board of California (you’ll hear all about the wonderful world of almonds in upcoming posts), this excursion was not only …
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Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

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The Labor Day holiday weekend fun is about to begin, and we suggest you celebrate by sitting back and sipping on this Lavender Lemonade Cocktail from Takeya. Light, refreshing and with just the right amount of lavender for floral notes (it's like a …
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Tired of the Same Old Sandwich? Maple Apple Turkey Pita to the Rescue

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Today, for Guest Bloggers' Week, reader Lindsey Banks — founder of Fit Life Pursuits — is sharing a recipe to change up that old sandwich! Her site helps you find a fitness routine that works for you (we know how difficult that can be when you work a …
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Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

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The upside down cake has survived many transformations. Originally cooked in a cast iron skillet over an open flame, the one-pan wonder grew in popularity with the introduction of canned tropical fruit in the early 1900s. By the 1950s, yellow cake …
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Taco Tuesday: CSA Veggie Taco Recipe

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I've been splitting a CSA share with a friend, and I think my favorite thing about it (other than it feeling like a veggie-lover's Christmas every other week) is the fact that it pushes me to find new ways to use familiar veggies because, some weeks? …
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Enjoy Those In-Season Figs Now With This Homemade Fig Preserves Recipe

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Figs are in season! Figs are in season! And today Linda LaRue, creator of The Core Transformer and author of the SOUPer Slim Diet, is giving us the deets on this healthy fruit along with a fig preserves recipe that you can make at home!  Figs …
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Radish and Nectarine Salsa: It’s … Well, Rad!

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The first time my new boyfriend, Neil, stayed over at my apartment, he was bothered by the contents of my refrigerator --- or the lack thereof. "Where's the food?" "Yeah, sorry about that. I need to go grocery shopping in the morning." "I'll …
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Weekday Baked Fish With Tomato Sauce and Peppers

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As a resident of the landlocked state of Kansas, you’ll not be surprised to find that my skill at fish cookery is a bit lacking. Sure, I can fry up a mean batch of crappie and have successfully mastered that island favorite, ceviche, but that …
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