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October Tip of the Month: Beer and Food Pairing

By |October 1st, 2017|

In honor of Oktoberfest we are going to talk beer and food pairings this month. Living in San Diego, we are incredibly lucky to have some of the very best beer around. Long gone are [...]

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September Tip of the Month: Bake a Perfect Pie!

By |September 1st, 2017|

This month we are going to talk about fruit pies, since apples and pears came in season last month. The key to a great  fruit pie is plenty of juice to give the filling flavor. The [...]

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August Tip of the Month: All About Watermelons

By |August 1st, 2017|

August feels like a great month to learn about watermelons. We have been using them a ton this year and thought we would share with you a few tips about picking out a great one to [...]

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July Tip of the Month: Produce Picking

By |July 1st, 2017|

With all the beautiful produce out this month, we thought some tips for choosing wisely would be fun and useful.  First up: FIGS. Choosing a delicious, ripe fig is a bit challenging. Figs don't really [...]

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June Tip of the Month: Skewer This!

By |June 1st, 2017|

It's grilling season, so let's talk skewers!  Everyone loves a kabob, but there is just one small problem. All of the foods used for the kabobs require a different amount of time on the grill. An [...]

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May Tip of the Month: Grilling Corn

By |May 1st, 2017|

Corn season is finally here! Honestly, we look forward to this all year long. Our tip this month will help you make delicious grilled corn without all the mess. The first step is cleaning the corn. Keep the husks [...]

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April Tip of the Month: Oil Smoke Points

By |April 1st, 2017|

This month we’re talking about smoke points for cooking oils. There are many oil options based on flavor, nutritional content, and of course the smoke point. Let's first define that term. It is the point [...]

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March Tip of the Month: Holy Guacamole!

By |March 1st, 2017|

March is the first month of the year that avocados are in season. To honor our beloved avocado again this year, we are going to talk guacamole. Honestly, who doesn't love guacamole?! Making a great [...]

February Tip of the Month: How to Handle Spice

By |February 1st, 2017|

Hopefully you generated a bit of heat this Valentine's Day. In keeping with that theme, let's talk about where the "heat" comes from in peppers. A chile pepper's spicy heat comes from the pith and ribs of the [...]

January Tip of the Month: Great Grains!

By |January 1st, 2017|

Last January, we challenged you to start the New Year with a resolution; incorporate a new veggie into your menu every month. Following in this tradition, we'd like to issue you a new challenge - GRAINS. There are [...]