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Crafting the Perfect Menu

Comments Off 14 January 2013

  Did Beethoven compose his 5th Symphony in a day? Did Picasso paint the Mona Lisa before breakfast? Was Gone With The Wind a simple short story thrown together one evening? To those questions you would shout a resounding NO! There was passion, research, suffering and love that went into each of those works of [...]

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Marrow of the Matter

Comments Off 14 January 2013

What? You have never had bone marrow either? Let me splane you something: Marrow is one of the purest forms of natural decadence and pure beef flavor you will find. Once thought to be sinful because of its high-cholesterol content, this source of protein, rich in vitamins and minerals, is actually high in monounsaturated fats, [...]

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RED or WHITE?? What’s your favorite style of Chowder???

Comments Off 14 January 2013

  SO many choices to make!!! My kids love New England style clam chowder, I on the other hand would prefer a delicious Red Manhatten style chowder… Here is a recipe for each!   Clam Chowder Recipes      New England Clam Chowder (white)  ½ lb. smoked bacon diced 1 C. Onion chopped 3 cloves [...]

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A Winter Wonderland of Cold Weather Crops

Comments Off 14 January 2013

We all know that the Salinas Valley produces lettuce for the world. On any given day, we drive through the valley with glorious fields of radiant lettuces blossoming on either side. April through November that is, but what’s growing out there right now? Well, you can be certain the fruitful soil of the Salad Bowl [...]

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Dishing it out: Put some spring
in your skillet!

Comments Off 21 March 2012

As seen in MontereyCountyThe Herald Posted:   03/20/2012 02:45:08 PM PDT March 21, 2012 When I think of spring, it’s the same old delicious story that comes to mind — the story of a crop that’s a nutrient-dense food, high in folic acid, is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, A and C, and [...]

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The ultimate ‘tastes-like-chicken’ dish

Comments Off 23 February 2012

Todd Fisher Dishing it Out! Posted: 02/21/2012 06:22:33 PM PST Updated: 02/22/2012 08:59:57 AM PST One thing is for certain: chicken in any preparation will always taste like chicken. It will forever be the guide by which people judge another protein. Chicken is probably (playing it safe, as I did not Google it) the most [...]

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Schnappy Tortellini with Schnappy Peas and Butternut Squash

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Say it with me…schnappy – it just brings a smile to your face! Snappy peas, butternut squash, cheese tortellini all topped with crispy proscuitto and a beautiful creamy grana padano cheese.  Healthy, colorful. wonderful to eat.  Now why wouldn’t you describe that as Schnappy! Knock this one out for dinner tonight!!

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