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2017-09-28Sep 28, 2017

With October's arrival we welcome squash season. For this month's article as I researched squash I realized there are so many options; from pumpkin to delicata to butternut to spaghetti squash. It seems a comprehensive list of varieties for winter squash to look for at the farmers' markets while you are shopping.

2017-05-22May 22, 2017

Summer is a time for grilling outside. Everyone knows that grilling meat or corn is delicious but don't underestimate grilled seasonal fruit. The heat caramelizes the sugars creating a very delicious dessert. Peaches not only taste great right off the grill but also perfect for summer salads. 

 

2017-05-22May 22, 2017

Summer is a time for grilling outside. Everyone knows that grilling meat or corn is delicious but don't underestimate grilled seasonal fruit. The heat caramelizes the sugars creating a very delicious dessert. Peaches not only taste great right off the grill but also perfect for summer salads. 

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

Hieroglyphics, carved some 4,600 years ago, reveal the Egyptian pharaohs penchant for mushrooms. The pharaohs were so enamored of them, they decreed mushrooms to be fit for royal mouths only and as a sign of immortality.

2017-08-30Aug 30, 2017

Ancient Greeks created the first savory pies by baking meats in open pastry shells. It was the Romans who added the top crust and served these laden pastries at their feasts. One of these treats featured a decadent rye dough filled with goat cheese and honey.

2017-08-30Aug 30, 2017

This is the time of year, if you are not careful you might find your neighbors dropping off Zucchini on your doorstep. We often find zucchini as well as summer squash to be everywhere at the farmers' markets in September.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

Mustard seeds have been unearthed in prehistoric sites through out Europe and Asia. Recent archaeology excavation in the Indus Valley found that mustard seeds were cultivated before 1800 B.C. Mustard was the one and only pungent spice available in ancient times.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

The Tomato History has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D; therefore it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas.

2017-06-27Jun 27, 2017

July is all about picnics, BBQs and eating outdoors with friends and family. The summer crops are starting to come in from our local Sonoma County farmers at the farmers’ markets. 

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

Blueberries, and their kin, are borne by several different species which range across northern Europe and North America. These berries belong to a well-traveled family going way back in time. A relative of the wild blueberry plant is possibly the oldest living thing on earth, estimated by botanists to be 13,000 years old.

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

“Ah summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it!”  —Russell Baker

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