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Healthy Recipe: Whole-Grain, Veggie & Almond Stir-Fry

We’re always on the lookout for healthful dishes, particularly now that it’s the start of the New Year. Among other ingredients, we’re huge fans of whole grains – a staple of the Mediterranean diet. This Asian-style dish – courtesy of food … Continue reading

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Christmas Recipes – Prime Rib, Turkey, Olive Oil Cakes

Now that we’ve completed our harvest – our largest on record – I can look forward to Christmas. My colleagues and I love to use our olive oil to prepare everything from appetizers to dessert for our holiday meals. And … Continue reading

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Author Amy Pennington Talks Apples, Olive Oil, and Apple-Celery Salad

Amy Pennington is a cook, author, and urban farmer living in Seattle. And she’s just written a lovely cookbook devoted to apples. The book – Apples: From Harvest to Table (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013) – features 50 recipe ranging from breakfast … Continue reading

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Easy Holiday Veggie Recipe: Oven-Roasted Fennel

Count fennel among those veggies deserving more respect. Fennel, to be sure, has  admirers. Italians love its delicate anise flavor. Ditto the French. But other people I know … “No thanks!” Too bad. Fennel is versatile. It’s good raw or … Continue reading

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Match Made in Heaven – Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

During fall, root vegetables and extra virgin olive oil are a natural match. Simple. Flavorful. Easy to prepare. Just toss the root veggies – sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets – with extra virgin olive oil and oven-roast until nicely caramelized. … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli w/ Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette & Marcona Almonds

Here at the ranch we’re big on oven-roasting veggies in extra virgin olive oil: Brussels sprouts, root vegetables, cauliflower. Roasting intensifies the flavor. We’ll give the veggies a finishing drizzle of oil for added flavor. More recently we began roasting … Continue reading

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Melon Carpaccio -> A Vegan Riff On An Italian Appetizer

Melons are in season and bountiful at the grocery. And the melon carpaccio featured here – a fruit-inspired riff on an Italian dish – lets you capitalize on melon’s succulent flavors. It combines four ingredients: Lime, extra virgin olive oil, … Continue reading

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Recipes: Capitalizing On All The Tomatoes & Squash Now Available

Right about now many of us are swimming in homegrown tomatoes and summer squash. They’re widely available at the farmers’ market, too. What to do with this cornucopia? You’ve got lots of options. Below I’ve assembled a variety of tomato … Continue reading

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Classic Italian Summer Dish: Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce

Summers can be hot in northern California. This week the mercury is forecast to top 90 degrees at the ranch – if not 100! So I’m always looking for quick recipes that don’t require much kitchen time – let alone … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Topped w/ Lemon-Infused Crispy Bread Crumbs

Around here, a favorite way to cook vegetables is to toss them with extra virgin olive oil and roast them in the oven. A veggie that is especially well suited for such treatment is cauliflower, like in the recipe here. … Continue reading

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