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Stumbling onto new varieties of apples is always such a wonderful treat. We keep mental notes of unique heirloom apple varieties, but because these varieties are often so difficult to source, we don’t often expect to find them even at our local farmers market. I’ve always had pink pearl apples on top of my wish list since I saw them featured in a magazine article long ago. Their pink flesh, delicate, pearly skin always reminded me of a fairy tale apple and I often find »
Puppy bellies and peaches. Love them!
Both of those things are arbitrarily connected but I just had to throw that out there. With a new puppy nipping at our heels everywhere we step, it is inevitable that she wiggles her way into nearly everything we do. Don’t let her know it, but the world may actually be revolving around her. At least our world is.
It starts with when we get up. No longer do we get to choose when to wake up, Lexi chooses. » Read the full story →
I’ve always had a romance with apricots since I was about six years old. If a young child ever knew the feeling of love and obsession, it was me and a hidden apricot tree in Reno, Nevada back in the 70′s. Those memories of racing heart beats, sweaty palms and nervous butterflies-in-the-stomach feelings are still so clear to me after all these years.
Almost every weekend, my parents would head to their friends house for weekly dinner parties. I don’t remember much of the hosts » Read the full story →
I used to love granola bars as a kid. Especially the ones with chocolate chips or a chocolate coating on them, but somewhere along the life’s journey, the love affair ended.
Then, about a year ago, we were on the road and we had stopped in an REI to pick up some supplies. Needing a quick pick-me-up, I grudgingly sorted through their health/power/energy/granola/random-good-for-you-so-you-can-go-all-day-but-tastes-like-crap bars.» Read the full story →
It has been coursing through my blood lately. It happens to many of us this time of year. The air grows cool and crisp, Halloween is just around the corner, and the desire for autumn’s comforts fill our bones. And the top of the comfort list lies the glorious apple. I’ve got to get my apple mojo on.
For me the apple craving began about a month ago. We had a shoot for one of Whole Foods local apple farmers. Few things compare to picking » Read the full story →
It feels so wonderful to be back in the kitchen after being on the road, teaching workshops and shooting on location lately. When we were in the kitchen the other night preparing dinner, we both looked at one another with the same hungry, yet satisfied eyes. It feel so good to be back here in our home kitchen feeding our family and friends. Unfortunately we didn’t take the time to photograph any of it to share with you on the blog!
The garden always look » Read the full story →
Spring Fling is here and were celebrating Spring’s bounty with Deb, Editor of Food Network, Margaret of Away to Garden, Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites, Shauna of Gluten Free Girl, Gaby of What’s Gaby Cooking and Nicole of Pinch My Salt.
This week’s theme is rhubarb and to participate, just share your rhubarb recipe link in our blog on the comments below, as well as the blogs of all our participating friends!» Read the full story →
I don’t like brie cheese. It’s boring.
There. I said it, I meant it, and I’m ok with you despising me for it. But before you send off that nasty email, I must clarify, I’m not talking about the real deal, raw milk, wheels of wonder that are true Brie cheeses. Cheeses from milk so pure you can taste what moseying bovines feasted upon.
If only most “Brie” cheeses were so divine… But they’re not. Most are a bunch of bloomy rinded discs of boring. » Read the full story →
Farmers markets are brimming with citrus of almost every variety and color. It’s hard to not be mesmerized by the gorgeous baskets and stalls filled to the brim with vibrant citrus. We have a pretty good inventory of citrus in our backyard already, but it doesn’t mean that we get tired of looking at them.
And of course, we never tire of photographing. You can never have too many meyer lemons!» Read the full story →
Fall Fest is a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross-blog recipe (and tip) swap. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Gardenand Deb Puchalla of Food Network. Previous themes were Spinach, Apples, Fall Salads and Pumpkin/Squash. For this week, it’s all about the Mad Stash, from canning and preserving to the last minute harvests of the season.
Join and share yourblog write ups. Just post your link or recipe or idea in the comments below this post, and » Read the full story →
Fall Fest is here and it’s a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross-blog recipe (and tip) swap. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Gardenand Deb Puchalla of Food Network. Previous themes were Spinach, Apples, Fall Salads and Pumpkin/Squash. For this week, it’s all about Pears.
Join and share yourblog write ups. Just post your link or recipe or idea in the comments below this post, and also share on the blogs of the other participants who are co-hosting » Read the full story →
Fall Fest is here and it’s a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross-blog recipe (and tip) swap. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Garden and Deb Puchalla of Food Network. Last week’s theme was Spinach and for this week, it’s all about apples, beautiful apples.
Join and share yourblog write ups. Just post your link or recipe or idea in the comments below this post, and also share on the blogs of the other participants who are co-hosting as well.» Read the full story →
Thank you to Pam, Maggy and Sharon Anderson of Three Many Cooks for sharing with us a copy of Pam’s amazing new Perfect One-Dish Dinners cookbook. We recently spent two days with them to produce and film the cookbook promo video for Perfect One-Dish Dinners. They swallowed us up into their loving, fun household and it was a joy to grab the cameras, capture their laughter, and to share meals and time with them. When we first sat down and talked the them, and Pam » Read the full story →
7 A.M.: Sitting on the plane waiting for take-off, Diane turns to me with concerned, sleep deprived eyes, “We have to have my brother water the tomatoes! It’s supposed to get hot this week.” Nevermind the fact that in the upcoming week, we had 2.5 days to shoot almost 40 recipes plus get footage for 3 videos. Or that we’d be dealing with 115° heat in Scottsdale. The only concerns running through that pretty mind of hers was of our precious tomatoes back home.» Read the full story →
Few desserts embody summertime for me more than chin-dripping, sweet nectarines combined with plump, slightly tart raspberries slowly baked together under a rustic country-style topping. Cobblers, crumbles, pies, crisps laden with juicy summer fruit, may the gods help me from eating the whole thing in one sitting. Especially with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or ice cream served alongside.» Read the full story →
Summer Fest is back again and stone fruits are the theme. To participate, read more about Summer Fest on Away To Garden from Margaret then come join the community! Catch up on this seasons previous themes on the bounty of Cukes N Zukes , Sweet Corn and Herbs, Beans, Greens.
We love pluots (that delectable plum/apricot cross). They are a wonderful creation of the Zaiger family which has inundated Farmers’ Markets, fine grocers and backyards everywhere. Flavor Grenades, Dapple Dandys (aka Dinosaur Eggs), Flavor Kings » Read the full story →
This is the time of year we start to inhale stone fruits, but ultimately there comes atime when there are too many to eat off the tree and we’re searching for additional alternatives to eat them. As Summer’s warm love beings to fill up our peaches, plums and nectarines with sweet juice to sink our faces into, nature conveniently decides to let them all ripen and drop at once. We just can’t keep up!
This year we have an added succulent hailstorm of necta-plums to add » Read the full story →
Can’t believe it’s been one year since we first talked about launching our online documentaries: The Hungry Travelers! Well it’s finally here and we’re proud to launch it with this one: A California Avocado Story.
The California avocado growers are a close, tight knit and hardworking group of growers who are dedicated to producing some of the best avocados in the world.
The California Avocado Commission recently had a guacamole contest and we were one of the lucky judges on their panel of 6 judges, » Read the full story →
As promised, “Voila!” the mango salsa recipe that toppled over our teriyaki burger post a few days ago. And we’re thrilled that we actually wrote about it, as promised, considering how behind we’ve been on everything else! The office is a mess, the bathrooms need cleaning and we have 2 other projects behind schedule, but at least we wrote out the mango salsa recipe!
The feeling of accomplishment is sincerely overwhelming.
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