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Learn more about food allergies . . .

from kids who manage their allergies and researchers & advocates for food allergy awareness trying to advance a cure. Food Allergy Awareness Week is winding down this week, but it’s a continuous endeavor for many families. Read up on the latest efforts from Food Allergy Research & Education.

Giving thanks during Food Allergy Awareness Week

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, and my thanks goes out to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network for their ongoing efforts to heighten awareness about food allergies. As a parent preparing food with food allergies in mind, it’s important to be informed and partner with others who prepare our food. We cook in often, but enjoy dining …

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Conduct your own nutrient analysis during National School Breakfast Week

It’s National School Breakfast Week, and though you may not venture anywhere near school cafeterias, it’s as good a time as any to conduct your own nutrient analysis. Take your breakfast inventory and change it up this week. Baked apples for breakfast? Warm up with this easy variation on baked apples. Easy Baked Oven Apples …

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Strawberry bliss

Berries aren’t forever, and our somewhat local strawberry fields have nearly reached picking limits at the close of their strawberry season. We managed to find a few Texas strawberries just in time this week at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. The berries provide plenty of reason to be thankful, but what I really appreciate is Sweet Berry Farm’s candor …

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Leafy Green Itinerant Tales

In a recent article in The New York Times, Patricia Leigh Brown takes us into a classroom and onto the farm fields in Salinas, California. The scenes in the article appear familiar as a decade ago, I worked in Seaside, over the hills and around the corner from Salinas. From picking leafy greens to plump strawberries, itinerant farmworkers labor long hours. …

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Nourish . . .

You may not be baking the daily bread or growing your own bounty to harvest, but if you’re trying to serve up nourishment with a healthy perspective, you’re helping light the way to better nutrition. I’m marking another year at The Cookery (three years this week), and applauding all who are trying to sustain and …

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Have yourself a little chocolate fudge

As hoped by more than one of us, the festive tins have arrived, and their contents produced a little joy and guilty pleasure.  Around The Cookery, these tins are filled with Pa’s Famous Fudge, and we love and appreciate receiving them every year. Want to share a merry little batch of joy? Mix up Pa’s Famous Fudge.