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Carciofi - Artichokes
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Who loves artichokes? We do!

Did you know that California grows almost 100% of the total United States artichoke crop? And that nearly 80% of that is grown in Monterey County? If you've driven that beautiful stretch of Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Monterey, you surely have seen the...

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18 April
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Shishito Peppers
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Shishito Peppers

Walking through my local grocery story this morning, I saw a gorgeous display of various kinds of peppers. Right in the center was a box of shishitos. Never heard of them? Not surprising! Shishito are small Asian "sweet" peppers used often in Japanese cooking. They are...

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28 March
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Pea-Soup-2
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Spring is finally here!

And with the start of this spectacular season, we can all enjoy a bounty of fresh spring produce. What's not to love about that? It might be a bit early for many farmers markets, but keep your eye out for the first sweet peas. Here...

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21 March
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Fleur de Sel: a fabulous salt!
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Fleur de Sel: a fabulous salt

If you have never finished a dish with a sprinkle of fleur de sel, I suggest you run out to your favorite specialty food store (or look online) for one of several excellent brands of this delectable salt. This "flower of salt" (direct translation) is...

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01 March
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