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Go outside and play.

It’s an absolutely perfect day outside. Spring rains have washed the pollen from the air which smells sweet, carrying the fragrance of gardens bursting to life. Summer’s heat is on it’s way but for this afternoon the light sweat I will earn weeding, planting the last of my herbs, and […]


Beet, Carrot and Bosc Pear Slaw

Beet, Carrot and Bosc Pear Slaw Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 large beet, peeled 1 large carrot, peeled if needed 2 Bosc pears 2-3 tbs chopped fresh cilantro 2-3 tbs chopped fresh spearmint 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup fig balsamic vinegar 2 tbs honey 2/3 cup olive oil – the […]


Support Arcadia Children’s Farm Camp

All America Selections Mascotte Green Beans from Jonathan Bardzik on Vimeo. Passion for food fresh from the garden and farm starts young! For the past three summers, Jonathan Bardzik has had the pleasure of participating in Arcadia Farm Camp – working with 6–11 year olds to make delicious and simple […]


A dish best served cold. 1

Cold soups always seem like a special indulgence. It’s like getting to eat dessert before dinner. As a kid, when I first discovered these blends of fruit and yogurt at Judie’s restaurant, I loved the sugary sweet flavors of blueberry and strawberry in a barely thinned soup (served alongside my […]


Watermelon is not a very good vegetable.

Remember when you discovered that tomatoes are a fruit? You were five, maybe six, and so proud of this strange, new fact that you proudly, hands-on-hips, told anyone who would listen. Your kindergarten classmates responded with doubt and disbelief followed by acceptance and awe, running off to spread the gospel. […]