In Season

The Beauty of Soup

September 28, 2016 Food

Vegetable Barley Soup

It’s officially soup season here at our house. Although we enjoy soup  year-round, it is when the chill is in the air that we truly embrace a variety of these belly-warming concoctions. According to The History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, soup is derived “from ‘sop’ or ‘sup’ meaning the slice of bread on which […]

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Fennel, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad

January 7, 2016 Featured Recipe

The Refreshing Flavors of Winter

Enjoy the flavor of winter with this refreshing combination of crisp and aromatic fennel, rich and smooth avocado, and the sweet, slightly bitter, taste of blood oranges. 4 medium blood oranges 1 large or 2 small heads, fennel, with fronds 1 small shallot, minced juice from 1/2 medium lemon (preferably Meyer lemon) 1 1/2 tbsp […]

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Summer Corn and Tomato Salad

July 6, 2015 Featured Recipe

A refreshing summer corn salad

This colorful and refreshing salad is a great candidate for bringing to a picnic, barbecue or on a camping trip. A perfect side dish for a burger, or spoon it onto a grilled fish fillet. kosher salt 3 large ears corn 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar, more as needed 1 […]

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Ricotta Omelet with Swiss Chard

February 21, 2015 In Season

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Swiss chard is low in calories and fats, and its leaves are an excellent source of vitamins C, K and A, and is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.  The addition of Swiss chard and ricotta provides a  delightful twist to your everyday omelet. 3 eggs 1 Tbsp milk or water 1/2 tsp […]

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Cranberries

December 1, 2014 In Season

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Fresh cranberries appear in markets from October through December, but oftentimes only make an appearance at the annual holiday table. But, now that Thanksgiving is over, don’t count this healthful little berry out of the mix. Cranberries are delicious to enjoy in so many other ways than simply a sauce. And, they are healthy as […]

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It’s Pie Time

October 6, 2014 In Season

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  It’s the holiday season and definitely time for enjoying delicious pies (heck, I think it’s always the season of pies) Pies have definitely been around for thousands of years. The Greeks are often attributed with originating the pastry shell – the vessel for the ‘pie’, while Romans are cited as filling these pastry shells […]

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Summer Beverages

June 24, 2014 Drink

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An Infusion of Fun and Refreshment with Primula Flavor Now System As I look at our window I see the plums ripening, the birds darting to and fro, and kids out on their bikes. Clearly summer is upon us, and so it is time to ring in some of my favorite refreshing summer recipes. Infusing […]

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Spring Onions

April 7, 2014 In Season

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Celebrate spring with these beautiful alliums. Spring onions offer fresh onion flavor, without the pungency (which makes them very popular with my kids). They are mild, crisp and offer a hint of sweetness — perfect for those who don’t always like the kick of raw onions. A simple way to enjoy spring onions is to […]

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Farm Fresh Orange and Yogurt Tart

February 3, 2014 Desserts

Making use of our citrus

Grab some citrus and transform the flavors of the season into this delicious dessert. The almond crust is easy to make, and adds a delicious complement to the tart and citrus flavors of the filling. 1/2 cup raw almonds ¼ cup granulated sugar coarse salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 6 tbsp of unsalted butter 2 […]

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Pecan Bars

December 1, 2013 Cookies & Bars

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Mom’s Pecan Bar recipe is definitely a family favorite. It is made even more delicious because we use pecans picked from our Oklahoma family’s back yard. While we await a package delivery of this year’s ‘crop’ we dug deep inside our freezer and found one last batch of pecans the kids helped pick during our […]

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