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The Color Purple!

Purple (blue/black) fruits and vegetables are packed with healthy nutrients. This time of year, farmers markets are a great place to find the freshest local fresh fruits and vegetables that feature all colors of the rainbow. None are more healthful than the deep purple/blue hues...

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Poached Peaches in Lemon Verbena Syrup

The hardest part of this is getting the skin off the peaches— I always make two extra peaches just in case! A delightfully light and very elegant looking dessert that is easy to make and will impress everyone at the table. Makes 6-8 servings: - 8 large...

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Watermelon Salad Recipe

One of the great things about summer is the abundance of ripe watermelons! Sweet and deliciously refreshing, they make a perfect summer salad. You can easily adapt this very simple recipe to add toppings and herbs of your choice. We especially like feta cheese and...

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Lasagna

It's National Lasagna Day! Making lasagna is always a “project” and this amazing recipe is certainly time consuming, but well worth the effort. Make a big batch and freeze the left-overs in single serve sizes, you’ll want to experience these wonderful flavors again and again! The...

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Blueberry Pie

There is nothing better than fresh, plump, sweet blueberries, especially when they are wrapped in a delicious, buttery pastry crust! Makes 8-12 Servings For the crust: 2½ cups        all-purpose flour ½ tsp             salt 1¼ cups        unsalted butter, cut into cubes 8-10 Tbs    ...

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Sweet Spicy Avocado and Carrot Salad

A simple, yet flavorful vegetarian/vegan salad. A delightful sweet, spicy and creamy mix of fresh cool avocado, chipotle roasted carrots and a lightly honey sweetened dressing. Salad: 1 cup KAMUT® berries 4-5 large carrots 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1/2-1 tbs chipotle powder 1 avocado 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1 tbs freshly...

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Chilled Asparagus Soup

Asparagus season is one of my favorite times of year. Farmers markets are the best places for just-cut, farm to table asparagus. I have frozen it (without the asparagus tips for garnish) and heated it in cooler months. It still tastes wonderful, but chilled is...

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QUINN FARM & RANCH, 2016 SUMMER FARM TOUR

It was our great pleasure to be invited to spend an amazing day on July 9th, at the Quinn Farm & Ranch in the beautiful northern Montana prairie. Big Sandy was our destination, and we set out on a dazzlingly sunny day with the bright...

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Top 18 Finds at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show!

This years Summer Fancy Food Show, which we visited, was the largest since it was established in 1954. More than 2,670 exhibitors filled the halls of the Javits Center in New York with the latest in specialty food and beverages from across the U.S. and 55 countries. The...