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Food and Fortune for 2013

December 28, 2012 Marisa Moore

Growing up in the Carolinas, I always knew what would be on the dinner table come New Year's Day. Without fail, my Grandma would make collard greens, Hoppin' John (field peas and rice), cornbread, and

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Happy “Shogatsu” for Japanese New Year

December 21, 2012 Melinda Boyd

In Japan the major religions are Buddhism and Shinto. This means that while stores may be decorated for Christmas, and holiday gifts and baked goods are readily available, Christmas isn’t the main attraction this time

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Love Avocado? Thank Los Aztecas

December 20, 2012 Virginia Tijerina Walls

If you have ever had fresh-made guacamole or chicken tostadas with avocado, you will agree with me: The avocado is unique! This fruit's origin in central Mexico goes back thousands of years, when los Aztecas

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Get to Know Your Farmer

December 19, 2012 Jennie Schmidt

I love eating. I think a lot about where my food comes from and the farmers who produce it. My family predominantly lives on food we grow ourselves or which is grown locally by our

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Red and Green Gnocchi for the Holidays

December 13, 2012 Janel Funk

In the midst of all this holiday madness, it's more important than ever to stay healthy with home-cooked, well-balanced meals. With holiday parties, work events, cocktail receptions and family reunions this time of year, it's

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Making My Own Olive Oil

December 10, 2012 Elena Paravantes

When November comes along, Greece prepare for the olive harvest. My family doesn’t live on a farm, but we do have olive groves, and every year we take part in this tradition. And we’re not

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What Stone Soup Means to Me

December 7, 2012 Lauren O'Connor, MS, RD

Recently, I’ve been reading a version of Stone Soup to my 4-year-old girls. It’s a story about hungry travelers who encounter a village of stingy folk. They creatively devise a plan to get the townspeople to

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Falling in Love with Tomatoes

December 5, 2012 Kareen Turner

I grew up hating tomatoes. While I liked ketchup, I would gag at even the thought of biting into even the tiniest piece of tomato. Looking back, I think it was a combination of taste

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Gluten-Free Persimmon Pudding

November 29, 2012 EA Stewart

I had no clue. Last January after a weekend trip to the farmers market, I came home excited to share some local grown fruits and veggies on my blog. Imagine my surprise when many of

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Crab Cakes Run in the Family

November 28, 2012 Meme Inge

I have always had a love for cooking. I’m lucky that it runs in my family, and I have an abundance of great cooks to inspire me. I don’t think I’ve ever disliked something my