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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

Healthy food at home. Happy family in the kitchen. Mother and child daughter are preparing on the cooker.
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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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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

Roast sweet potato stuffed with feta cheese and kale. healthy food.
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My Love Affair with Sweet Potatoes

November 26, 2012 Marisa Moore

Confession: I love sweet potatoes. As a child, I remember visiting sweet potato fields in South Carolina with my grandmother. My cousins and I would run through the fields getting our shoes and clothes covered

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Make Thanksgiving Count

November 21, 2012 Timi Gustafson

Although I grew up a city girl, a memorable period of my childhood was spent in the English countryside. Of those days, I recall most fondly the harvest season. Because the local farmers couldn’t handle

Eggplant slices on cutting board on wooden background
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Embracing the Eggplant

November 14, 2012 Megan Madden

Though it’s embarrassing to admit, eggplant has always been on my “do not eat” list. The spongy purple veggie just never appeared at the dinner table growing up.  Even after marrying into an Italian family

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Apple Crisp (Absolutely) Anytime

November 12, 2012 Janel Funk

It’s rare I go a day in the fall without eating a crisp, juicy, locally harvested apple. McIntosh apples are my favorite, but sweet Honeycrisp and tart Zestar are close runners up. Perhaps my strong

black-eyed peas in wooden bowl on wooden background
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Nashville Flair

November 8, 2012 Karman Meyer

I'm a Midwestern girl at heart, but three years ago I moved to Nashville for my dietetic internship at Vanderbilt. And what an experience it has been to learn about a new culture and cuisine!

woman accepting groceries box from delivery man at home
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Local and Naturally Gluten-Free

November 7, 2012 Rachel Begun

I find it fascinating that the local food and gluten-free trends have simultaneously gone mainstream. The former is my passion and the latter my necessity (and expertise). As a dietitian specializing in the gluten-free lifestyle,

Organic food. Harvest of fresh vegetables in old boxes
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Local Harvest in the Bread Basket

November 6, 2012 Alexandra Caspero

I sometimes forget how lucky I am to be living in what is known as the "bread basket"–a 400-mile stretch in California that grows nearly one quarter of the country's produce. Having this much fresh,

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Picking a Proper Pepper

November 5, 2012 Amber Massey

We've had a spell of cooler weather here in North Texas. I say spell, because it will be short lived. I am confident in my statement due to the fact that this is Texas after