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Salty and Sweet: Dipped Clementines

Cooks have always known this simple rule: salt brings out the flavor in things. I’m not talking about over salted snacks that make your mouth run dry and send you searching for water like a man lost in the desert. No, I’m talking about the subtle kiss of salt in dishes, especially sweet dishes, that makes you close your eyes and pause a bit to revel in the bliss of

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How to Help Produce Last Longer

Recently I shared my thoughts with all of you about the wonders of the local market. I love shopping local and fresh, and everything tastes so much better and can often be much cheaper! I was there again today, and I couldn’t help but notice that a few of the fruits looked like life had already taken a toll on them. (I won’t blame the local markets for this…I went

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Best Brunch Recipe Ever

This is a very loaded title; I am well-aware. But if you’re looking for the best brunch meal ever, you’re probably reading the right article. My friend and I recently put something together and it was the fastest, easiest and most delicious brunch item I’ve eaten in a very long time. Maybe ever. Everything before this has now been erased. For peanut allergies, please be warned that there are spoilers

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Fresh is Best: Fruits and Vegetables

There is nothing better than fresh fruits and veggies from your garden. Sadly, I still haven’t mastered the gardening techniques needed here in Phoenix. We are in USDA Zone 9. For those of you who are lucky enough to live in a “normal” zone, zone 9 means desert plants thrive here…you won’t see me growing beautiful tomatoes on my patio. It seems no matter how much I water the plants,

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5 Fruits We Didn’t Know Existed

Apples, bananas, and grapes oh my! When it comes to fruit, you’ve tried it all. Or have you? We went digging for some of the craziest fruits available, and we can bet you haven’t had half of the delightful options on this list! Check out these wild fruits that are cultivated all over the world. You may even start using them in your regular cooking! (In which case, feel free

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