[1] A special box of artisan chocolates, filled with winter flavors (photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] Close-up on the box of 58 bonbons and 8 winter flavors. [3] A glass of mulled wine goes with any of these chocolates. Here’s a recipe (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).   Great chocolate flavors are made even […]

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[1] Acorn squash, one of the two most-available winter squash varieties for the table (photo © Kim Daniels | Unsplash). [2] Tied for first place: butternut squash (photo © Good Eggs).   It’s a little bit of a chore to scrape the seeds out of an acorn, butternut or other winter squash*. Here’s a tip: […]

Diet Tips

The one food prep task we fear is slicing and peeling butternut squash (and all the winter* squashes, but we eat butternut most often). It’s not the easiest thing to slice and peel, given the force needed to cut through the squash. Even with a firm cutting board and a super-sharp knife, we face with […]

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[1] While waiting for spring produce to appear in another 6 weeks or so, try make winter grain bowls from the infographic below (photo © Good Eggs).   Many people got onto the grain bowl bandwagon several years ago. We’re late to the game, unless you consider our regular outing for a Sofritas Bowl at […]

Diets To Lose Weight

Do you have the winter produce blahs? Do you miss stone fruits, honeydew and affordable berries? Brian Klonoski, Content Marketing Manager at Good Eggs—an outstanding grocery delivery service in the Bay Area—shares his recommendations with us. He calls them superfoods (see more below). Bay Area consumers are especially lucky to have the country’s greatest wealth […]

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[1] Citron, one of the three original citrus fruits (along with mandarin orange and pomelo) from which all other citrus was bred (photo courtesy San Pellegrino Fruit Beverages). [2] Winter salad of mixed citrus, arugula and ricotta salata. Here’s the recipe from Saveur.   Through Mother Nature and breeding by mankind, some plants and animals […]

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[1] For single portions or a fun family approach, pack salads into mason jars—not big ones, since the fork has to reach the bottom! (photo California Avocados). [3] Spinach and bacon layered salad layered with peas, red bell pepper and cheddar, with ranch dressing (photo courtesy Kraft). [3] Classic layered salad with blue cheese dressing. […]

Diet Tips