Spring's Bounty: Fresh & Simple Sides

Spring’s Bounty: Fresh & Simple Sides I know it’s not officially spring until March 20, but in sunny SoCal, we sure got a taste of it today!...more

What's for Dinner When Your Weekly Produce Box Arrives?

It had to be done. I fixed a firm expression on my face and told my husband the news, “We’re not having stir fries anymore.” ...more

Roasted Beet Salad & some Spicy Kumura Fries

Roasted Beet Salad & some Spicy Kumura Fries ...more

What's in the Box?

Only Girl in the World pounds out as we cruise down the suburban avenue. I’m excited and I know why. I wonder if little J is excited for the same reason. Unlikely. His giddiness is probably due to the passing of a stop sign, one of his favorite items to identify as we drive along. A two year old just doesn’t get pumped up about one’s first organic produce box the way his food-loving mother does. ...more

Dinner Fail!

Mini Guide To A Balanced Diet

What makes a balanced diet? With all the conflicting info on food pyramids and carb counting, it's tough to remember the basics. Here's a breakdown of the nutrients you need for a healthy body—and the foods that provide them. Protein—Protein is necessary for building strong muscles and protecting the immune system. It also helps slow the speed of digestion and makes you feel full faster....more

What's Your Dinner Party Reputation?

Since joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for the first time in 2009, we have become something of a curiosity among friends and family. People frequently ask us what we have received lately, how long the season is, what has been the most unusual item, the items we liked, disliked, etc. My mother-in-law once saw something on the news about the recent trend for people to eat roots and weeds and immediately thought of us. We have been very pleased with our CSA experience....more

Multi Vegetable Paella

Multi Vegetable Paella ...more

Sticker Shock: What the Stickers on Fruit are Telling You

If you’re frustrated by those pesky stickers on supermarket produce, this may change your tune. Did you know that those stickers aren’t just for the checkers’ use? The International Federation for Produce Standards uses a four or five digit code to identify certain types of produce. If you know what you’re looking for, you can utilize those stickers to make buying decisions about your family’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Think of them as secret produce decoders! ...more

I had no idea those little stickers could be so helpful. I'm going to start paying more attention!more

Have Picky Eaters? Show Some Enthusiasm

Have Picky Eaters? Show some Enthusiasm You know how, when a small child falls and you don’t make a fuss – the probability of her crying goes way down?...more