Butternut Squash Dal

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Now that it is officially fall, it is time for all things pumpkin, squash and many more vibrant, delicious root vegetables to come. We have been having our version of summer in September in Berkeley, however the forecast looks like it will return to our cooler temps soon.

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Fig Almond Cake

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Ever since the first of September, I’ve been noticing beautiful figs at the market. There are many different colors and varieties sold here in Berkeley. I made fig jam back in June from the first harvest of figs which tasted delicately floral. I still have a frozen half-pint waiting to be scooped onto toast or swirled into my morning yogurt.  With this second harvest, I wanted to try something different. Continue reading “Fig Almond Cake”

Whole Grain-Almond Flour Pancakes with Sautéed Apples

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Now that it is September, apple season is upon us. Last month, I was lucky enough to receive these beautiful Pink Pearl apples from a friend who shared her harvest from her tree. Pink Pearl’s are such a unique apple. They taste sweet and tart with a delicate floral hint. They are grown on the west coast, harvest season is short- only about three weeks starting in mid-August. They are a bit tricky to find unless you see them at a farmer’s market or local orchard.  As I write this, they may have already come and gone. But their color is to pretty not to share. Continue reading “Whole Grain-Almond Flour Pancakes with Sautéed Apples”

Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce & Soup

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Hi Everyone,

The end of August marks a goodbye to summer and the beginning of school for our kids. It’s a bittersweet time where many of us ask ourselves “where did summer go?” Time seems fleeting especially in summer when many of us are busy traveling on holiday and hosting family and friends. As we wrap up summer and head into fall we have a few lovely things to hold onto like the end of summer produce. Continue reading “Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce & Soup”

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

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Good morning everyone! Are you looking for something unique to serve for breakfast? Baked oatmeal is a perfect option to serve as an alternative to regular oats. It is made with milk, baking powder and an egg, which gives the oats a little lift. In turn, the oats gently bake, forming a creamy cushion for juicy blueberries that become the star of the show.

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Cannellini-Bean Dip

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Now that summer is officially upon us, it is the perfect time to think about party food. Barbecues and pool parties create the most relaxed backdrop for finger foods such as sliced watermelon, chips, guacamole and hummus.

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