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Surprisingly Slimming Spring Foods

Winter’s hearty foods and frosty weather have left many of us with an extra layer of padding that it’s time to shed. The good news is that a lot of the spring foods can help you lose weight. Here’s a look at some of my favorite slimming spring foods: Strawberries: Who knew “diet” foods could [...]

Best Ways to Use Citrus Right Now

For most of the year, I like to eat fruits and vegetables that have been grown locally. But if I can say one thing about January, it’s that it’s a hard time of year to be a locavore in the northeast. Root vegetables and cabbage are pretty much the only things I can get that [...]

Sifted: Mason Jar Recipes and Cheesecake Ice Pops

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: We love summer. But let’s face it, the sunny season has some drawbacks. It can be hot, sticky and full of sunburns and mosquitoes. A Grain of Paradise promises these berry cheesecake ice pops will make it all better whenever you get hit by the summer doldrums. The Mighty Girl [...]

Sifted: Peach Peppadew Salsa, Boozeberries, Raspberry Pops

Linkage we’re liking: * Peaches + Peppadew = Perfect Summer Salsa [Pinch My Salt] * Sexy, Spiked Gelatin Molds — Blueberries and Cream Edition – [The Modern Gelatina] * A Cool Take On Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles – [Orangette] What’s your sinful spin on the best fruits of summer?

Pix Potluck: Fresh Fruit for Breakfast

Fruit is the ideal breakfast ingredient, especially during summer when you’re craving something light. Pair it up with a protein and you have a complete meal. Alex Lopez shared this pic of golden raspberries growing wild in her garden, “great with honey, yogurt and almonds” — yum! My morning staple is almost identical, except I [...]

Picking: Blueberries and Raspberries

You can pick your friends. You can pick your berries. But you can’t pick your friends’ berries. Unless you have a friend named Patty who owns a huge u-pick berry farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Or a friend like her.

Picking: Sour Cherries

I can’t get enough of sour cherries! Growing up in Ohio, I’d spend the first half of June up in the cherry tree, reaching for every last make-you-pucker fruit. Even with my “one for the bucket, two for me” mentality, my family ended up with loads of cherries that we’d make into pies, jam, cobblers, muffins and more.

Sifted: Apriums, Chickpea Chic, Mead

Linkage we’re liking: Apriums = 75% Apricots, 25% Plums…100% Sweet! [LA Weekly] Chickpea Chic:  Fresh Garbanzo Bean Salad Recipe [Cate's World Kitchen] Make Your Own Mead, Honey [Food2] Which of these three are you most likely to try?

Picking: Strawberries

It’s strawberry season! Last weekend I discovered an early patch of local strawberries, visiting Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ. But over the next few weeks, berry farms across the country will be opening for business, fresh fruit ripe and ready in the fields.

Sifted: International Breakfast, Sweet Cherries, Stuffed French Toast

Linkage we’re liking… Photographer Oliver Schwarzwald does global breakkie. [DesignBoom] Sweet!  Cherries are back.  At least the early ones… [LA Times] Mother’s Day Watch:  Strawberry.  Stuffed.  French.  Toast. [Tasty Kitchen] What’s news with you?

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