What’s in Your Bread Box?

Eat More Fiber Foods containing fiber help you maintain a healthy weight and may lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. There are two forms of dietary fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel. When you cook a batch of oatmeal, you’ll note how “gummy” it becomes. Soluble…

The Butter Mill

  I admit I’m a bit of a gadget queen. I love new kitchen tools, gizmos, knives etc. While visiting a lovely shop in Palm Springs a few weeks ago I came across a Butter Mill. I’m sure most of you are familiar with a butter bell that you keep on the counter that you…

Persimmons

  Persimmons are a gorgeous winter fruit perfect for eating raw. This Northern California fruit thrives in cold weather and is in peak season from October to December. Persimmons have the texture of a cantaloupe and taste like a sweet pumpkin with a dash of cinnamon. Looking into the history of persimmons, Pilgrims in North…

It’s National Garden Week

Here’s a post from the American Heart Associations Garden Community Blog that we wrote to promote National Garden Week. Cooking with Fresh Produce When harvesting produce from your garden use your senses! How does it smell – fragrant? How does it feel – firm and heavy? How does it look –bright and ripe? The produce…