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Fresh Fruit Crisp

By Jan Buhrman

Feel free to use the stone fruit of your choice with this recipe! My favorite combination is peach blueberry: 1 cup of your favorite seasonal fruit: peaches, strawberries, rhubarb 8 peaches plus 1 quart blueberries, or an equivalent quantity of your chosen fruits 3/4 cup organic brown sugar 1/4 cup organic sugar 3/4 cup...

Gluten-Free Apple Almond Cake or Coffee Cake

By Jan Buhrman

This is one of those super-easy, delicious cakes you can whip up in 20 minutes. And it’s gluten free! Put everything in the food processor and blend, in this order: Start with the fruit chunks, blending them to tiny pieces. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time. Add...

Gluten-Free Apple-Almond Coffee Cake

By Jan Buhrman

Make this gluten-free coffee cake in 20 minutes: It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Just put everything in the food processor and blend, in this order: Start with the fruit chunks, blending them to tiny pieces. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time. Add the dry ingredients. Wet...

PLU – meaning behind the numbers

By Jan Buhrman

80% of all processed foods in the US are genetically modified. The FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. How is one to know while they are shopping how the food is grown? Do you wonder if the tomato you’re eating has been crossbred with frog genes to render the tomato...

March greens – Yuma to Salinas Valley

By Jan Buhrman

No, it is not your imagination that the green leafy vegetables you have been getting are looking, tired, dried out and not very green. The vegetables look as tired as I feel when it snows on the 7th day of Spring! Most of our vegetables and greens have been coming from one of the...

An apple a day

By Jan Buhrman

Is it me or are apples popular again? Everywhere I look I am inspired by what is happening in the apple world. I have been learning new varieties on a weekly basis. Regions across the county have wide varieties. Varieties that have different characteristics: special flavors, textures, picking time, storage capabilities, etc. There are...

Strawberry Season – Always Worth The Wait

By Jan Buhrman

Strawberries… I love them when they are picked still warm from the vine in summer. As I enjoy the current strawberry season, I am reminded of the stack of strawberries at my local grocery store that I am not tempted by… The list of toxic chemicals to facilitate the growth of those hard tasteless...

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