A Hidden Rose Apple Pie for My Valentine

by Cynthe on February 18, 2014

Did you celebrate Valentine’s Day traditionally with chocolates, red roses, and/or a romantic candlelight dinner? Bill and I aren’t much for rituals, but we do enjoy treats and desserts on special occasions. My sister, Victoria, had given us some lovely ‘Hidden Rose’ apples for Christmas. I had saved the last 5 for a baking project.

hidden rose airlie's red flesh applesVictoria sent us an apple crumble recipe to try, but I decided to improvise [read more…]

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GOOD NEWS! Our 2014 ‘Food Is Love’ Recipe Calendars will be ready for the presses at the end of this week. Every month features a SEASONAL RECIPE with mouth-watering photography of the finished dish and serving suggestions.

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‘Food Is Love’ Recipe Calendars ~ $30 (plus S/H & Sales Tax in California)
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2014 ‘Food Is Love’ Recipe Calendars

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Several recipes on last year’s 2013 calendar were too long to fit in the calendar page side column (image below)….so folks had to come here to our FigsWithBri blog for the full recipe.

We’ve selected shorter recipes for 2014 (our 2nd year design)… [read more…]

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Confused? Yes on 522 GMO Food Labeling or No? ~ WA Voters Will Decide: NOV 5th

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WA elections are only weeks away…folks are already submitting their mail-in ballots. Voting YES on 522!, Washington state’s  initiative measure requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods, seeds and seed products is CRUCIAL for our personal health, for generations that follow, and the environment. TV and radio airwaves, printed election materials, newspapers and magazines plus web […]

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The Heirloom Seed Expo (Santa Rosa, CA)

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For the past three years along with the change of seasons, September has ushered in a most amazing national food extravaganza ~ The Heirloom Seed Exposition ~ at the Sonoma county’s fairgrounds (Santa Rosa, CA). 2013′s mid-week fair is happening right now! Today’s the final day of three. If you’re anywhere near by and

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Sonoma Garden Park via CropMobster

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Saturday, Bill and I went on a food adventure! Sonoma Garden Park had a CropMobster listing for picking ripe peaches & heirloom apples off their trees, buying strawberries for preserves, along with tomatoes and veggies for fresh eating…all at awesome ‘Steal of a Deal’ CropMobster prices: Apples $1-lb 50% Off Peaches $1-lb 75% Off Strawberries […]

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Asparagus Pizza with Creamy Goat Chevre and Olive Bruschetta

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There are many classic ways to cook tender asparagus spears, spring’s fleeting gourmet delicacy. If you want a quick, easy dinner, serve this pizza where asparagus stars! A nice change from red sauce, there’s no need to wait for summer tomatoes

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Summer Rainbow Homemade Organic Pizza

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I have to confess, this is not a pizza best made in March. Created it in July last year, when organic tomatoes at our local farm market were hitting their peak. Why post now, when luscious tomatoes are still four months away? A pizza challenge is being held by Vermont Rolling Pins. Love participating in […]

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Black Rice: Add an Element of Dark Drama to your Meals

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Enjoyed some black rice dishes recently at a new-to-us restaurant ‘Gaia’s Garden’ in Santa Rosa. Intrigued and inspired, went searching for black rice at our local grocery stores. Found a delicious black wild rice in bulk at Community Market, our local organic cooperative. And discovered Lundberg offers an heirloom black Japonica rice that’s a mix […]

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