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november flowers

November: Pick Now!

November is such a celebratory food month; I’m excited to share the latest Pick Now! calendar listing all the wonderful produce and flowers that are in season right now.

chopped kale salad

Autumn Kale Salad (Vegan)

Kale is having its moment and I love it. It’s so versatile that I can cook my way through kale season and never get bored.

spiced nuts

Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts are so easy to make and add awesome flavor and texture—they’re an instant upgrade for your salads, soups and cocktail hour.

september garden

September: Pick Now!

So, I stand with one foot in each season, my well-worn flip flops and a bowl of salsa in one hand and my new stacked heeled boots and kabocha squash soup in the other.

January

January: Pick Now!

I’m excited to introduce the first month of my freshness calendar, Pick Now.

Valerie’s Granola

Granola is one of those staples that is fundamentally wholesome and delicious, but often becomes a high-calorie, over-sweetened fiasco. It doesn’t have to be that way. This homemade granola is the perfect mixture of sweet and salty combined with a crisp, roasted texture. It’s easy to make and has none of the extra sugar or preservatives you find store-bought.

THE Banana Bread

Sshh…This is my secret, go-to recipe, I am in the mood to share today! I tweaked this recipe from one in Martha Stewart Entertaining, which is a great resource for fail proof entertaining recipes…