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Frigid temps have American farmers worried

From New England to the Southeast, temperatures have plummeted since right around the official beginning of spring. Record-breaking overnight lows have commuters bundling up and would-be weekend warriors canceling their games–but if you’re a farmer, the stakes are higher than they are for many others. We’ve already talked about how El Nino can adversely affect […]

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Pineapple Salsa

Serves 14 Ingredients: 2 cups diced fresh pineapple 2 medium tomatoes (seeded & chopped) ¾ cup chopped sweet onion ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded & chopped) 1 tbs. olive oil 1 tsp. ground coriander ¾ tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. minced garlic Directions: In a large bowl combine […]

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Spinach Salad with Walnuts & Goat Cheese

Serves 4 Ingredients Dressing: 1 tbs. red wine vinegar 1 tbs. minced shallot or red onion 2 tsp. Dijon mustard ¼ tsp. kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tbs. quality walnut oil (if walnut oil is very strong, use half walnut oil and half extra-virgin olive oil) Salad: 8 cups baby spinach leaves, stems […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

You already know that April is the month when you have to complete the chore of filing your taxes. But did you also know it’s Autism Awareness Month? Autism is known as a spectrum disorder; this means that it covers a wide range of behaviors and disorders, and it also means it’s really hard to […]

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The El Nino Effect

Produce prices: the El Nino effect

You might have noticed this winter that produce prices seemed to be creeping up a bit. Well, there’s a reason for this, and its implications reach far beyond 3 Guys or any other produce market. The reason for rising produce prices was El Niño, which adversely affects crop growth around the world. You’ve probably heard […]

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Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue

Serves 4-6 Ingredients ½ lb shredded Swiss cheese ½ lb shredded Gruyere cheese 2 tbs cornstarch 1 peeled garlic clove 1 cup dry white wine 1 tbs. lemon juice 1 tbs. cherry brandy ½ tsp. dry mustard Pinch of nutmeg Assorted dippers Directions Coat the cheeses with cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside. […]

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