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On the strawberry patch: Take a culinary pop quiz

A pop quiz in culinary school is unlike any other. In our school, every so often we would enter our classroom to find a bin on each station filled with a random assortment of...

On the strawberry patch: Tasty Halloween

Garlic is magical. Many cultures believe it to hold mystical powers that ward off evil and disease, and for good reason, as the antioxidant and vitamin-rich bulbs provide excellent nutrition for minimal effort in...

On the strawberry patch: The comfort of tomato soup

My husband’s sister had a baby a few short months ago. So recently I’m sure she is still counting the child’s age in weeks. Adjusting to life with a newborn and a toddler is...

On the strawberry patch: Sharing a harvest feast

Korean people all over the world celebrated Chuseok (CHOO-suk) this past Tuesday, Sept. 21. The traditional Korean harvest festival dates to antiquity and pays homage to Korea’s ancient farming roots. The day is one...

A muffin for all seasons

All week long our family has kept the berry bowl full. At any convenient moment I have strapped my son into his bike seat and whisked us both down the long dirt road to...

On the strawberry patch: Blueberry pizza marks the end of summer

Windstorms and foggy mornings have signaled the end of summer here on the strawberry patch. Yet again our days of endless sunshine seem to have passed me quickly by, and I have renewed resolve...

On the strawberry patch: A soup to ward off burnout

It feels like I am always thinking about food. At any time of the day, I am either cooking a meal, feeding my toddler, doing dishes, searching for all the bits of food he...

On the strawberry patch: A salty, satisfying taste of paradise

By Tressa Dale For the Peninsula Clarion The otherworldly call of a peacock woke me on my first morning in Hawaii. After nearly two years of study and training and grueling tests, my best...

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