Botanas

By January 30, 2015 Recipes
botanas

botanas

These Botanas are my favorite treat my husband makes. Botanas, a Spanish word for appetizer or snack, can be a variety of things, but at our house it is always this nacho inspired snack.

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Farmers Market Feature: Verni Farms

By January 29, 2015 Food Artisans, Lifestyle
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verni farms

I find some of the best dried fruits and almonds every Saturday at the Verni Farms stand at the Calabasas Farmers Market. Verni Farms is more than dried fruit, though. With 300 acres of olives on their Clovis, CA farm, their cold pressed olive oil gets nothing but rave reviews and is pressed by the family, as well.

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Mini Soy Chorizo Frittatas

By January 21, 2015 Recipes
mini soy chorizo frittatas

mini soy chorizo frittatas

What’s a girl to do with an over abundance of farm fresh eggs? These mini Frittatas would be perfect for a Sunday brunch and a fun thing for kids to help make. Or how about for breakfast on the go?  Prepare the ingredients the night before and make a batch for the family to grab on their way out the door to school or work.

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Kale Butternut Squash Salad

By January 15, 2015 Recipes
kale butternut squash salad

kale butternut squash salad

I’ve really fallen in love with roasted butternut squash this winter.  I bought a few from Underwood Farms and after roasting a batch for my Butternut Squash Chowder, I had some left over.  Why not throw it in a salad?

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