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Farm-Fresh Tomatillos (and Salsa Verde)

Autumn brings the final ripening of the garden, and tomatillos are at their sweetest-best as the vines begin to decline. Tomatillos, or “husk tomatoes,” are native to Mexico and have been cultivated since pre-Columbian times. A member of the nightshade family (Physalis), they … read more

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The Versatile Peaches

In the early ’70s, my husband’s job took us to Yuba City, California, which lies at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. The region is a lush growing area for almonds, walnuts and peaches. Our next-door neighbor’s mother grew several varieties … read more

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Thai Style Butternut Squash Soup
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Enjoy Luscious, Warming Butternut Squash Soup Before Spring Gets Here

Lent is upon us and the first day of spring is right around the corner, so it’s time to clean up our pantries and lighten up our meals. Stored winter squash can be the main ingredient in a luscious soup, welcome on chilly … read more

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It’s Pear Time Again!

Passing through Ellensburg in pear season, one is compelled to stop at a fruit stand and be enraptured by the presence of firm, ripe, voluptuous pears. Pears can be red, green and yellow in color, and they grow in sizes from prune-sized seckels … read more

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Heirloom Tomatoes
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Heirloom Tomatoes

No matter how you say it – “toe-MAY-toe” or “toe MAH-toe” – there is no doubt these luscious, juicy fruits are at the top of the list for late-summer, garden-to-table enjoyment. Tomatoes are the No. 1 produce grown in home gardens, and frequently … read more

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Why Buy Organic? Part 3: Top Reasons to Consider Buying Organic Meats and Poultry

Whether organically grown meat and poultry is a healthier choice for home consumers is a complex and controversial subject. There is no question that organically grown livestock and poultry can be healthier for the environment. The farming practices employed by farmers who grow … read more

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pineapples
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Why Buy Organic? Part 2: The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15!

While it is the responsibility of the U.S. of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure food safety, the agency’s broad guidelines can fall short of the minute details many consumers desire. Also, due to the size and workload of the USDA, reports on the safety … read more

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Field ready for planting
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Why Buy Organic? Part 1: Fruits and Vegetables

What is the big fuss about buying organic produce and organically grown meats, as opposed to those products that are conventionally grown? Budget-conscious buyers will usually opt for the lesser-priced option, which typically, but not always, is conventionally grown. Next to price, the … read more

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