What to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers

Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013 by HylaryL

Dirty Dishes In Sink Now that Thanksgiving is over, the big question on a lot of our minds is what to do with all of those leftovers. There are only so many turkey sandwiches you can eat, and by this point, a lot of us are sick of the traditional Thanksgiving flavors after indulging in two or three plates one plate of delicious food. But what are some ways . . . more »

Go Nuts!

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 by HylaryL

Nuts "Eat nuts, live longer" is the title of an article recently published by CNN reporting on a study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School looking at the health benefits of regularly consuming nuts. The study found that, of the thousands of participants, those who ate nuts seven or more times a week had a 20% lower death rate, and lower rates . . . more »

Tired of turkey? Try something else this Thanksgiving!

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by HylaryL

Roast duck This time of year the grocery store is full to the brim with turkeys. Baked, fried, smoked, we all have our favorite way to serve our large, feathered friend year after year…but why not try something new this Thanksgiving? If you want to add a twist to your holiday table, or skip turkey all together this year, we have loads of cookbooks that can guide . . . more »

The Perfectly Pleasant Persimmon

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by HylaryL

Persimmons Persimmons are definitely one of the benefits of autumn in California. A fruit that many have never even heard of, this delicious, orange delicacy is most commonly found in two varieties, the heart shaped Hachiya and the flat-bottomed Fuyu. The Hachiyas can be a little dangerous; they need to be very ripe before eating (otherwise your mouth will go numb for a few minutes). The . . . more »

Treat Your Pet to Homemade Food

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013 by HylaryL

Even if you haven’t heard about the recent recall of dog treats produced in China, it might not surprise you to know that this is just one in a string of pet food recalls over the years. We all love our pets and want them to be happy and healthy, but how can we be sure that the food they are eating is truly safe . . . more »