A new cookbook to "root" for!

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by HylaryL

As fall marches on towards winter, it's time to think about the good, hearty recipes that will get you and your family through the cold months ahead. In Portland, Oregon-based author Diane Morgan's new cookbook, Roots , discover more than 225 delicious recipes all featuring one common ingredient: a root vegetable! This beautifully photographed and extensive collection is divided up into sections with recipes focusing . . . more »

Farmers’ Markets and Kids: A Perfect Combination!

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by HylaryL

At the Farmers' Market with Kids We all want our kids to be lifelong healthy eaters, right? Well what better way to introduce them to local, fresh foods and give them a taste of all the delicious produce we grow in the valley than by making a family trip to the Farmers’ Market? The California Farmers’ Markets Association has a list of all the markets in the area, as well as . . . more »

Beautiful new cookbook brings life to your salad plate!

Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2012 by HylaryL

Salads Many nutrition experts advocate incorporating healthy salads into your day-to-day diet, but it's easy to get bored of plain lettuce with low-fat ranch dressing. Luckily, editor, author and teacher Mindy Fox packs a lot of punch into her new cookbook Salads: Beyond the Bowl. Certain to liven up any salad plate, this beautifully photographed book includes 100 recipes offering a non-traditional take on a common . . . more »

Are you a locavore?

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by HylaryL

The Locavore's Kitchen If you're interested in cooking, health and the environment, locavore is a word you should know! What is a locavore? Anyone who strives to eat locally grown food can consider themselves a locavore. A lot of the fruits and vegeatables you find in the supermarket is grown hundreds or thousands of miles away and shipped great distances to reach the produce department. The San Francisco . . . more »