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Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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If you ever find yourself craving something healthy and easy to make, you’re not alone. Maybe you are constantly on the go, chasing after little ones or just started a new job. Whether you’re on the move or relaxing at home, smoothies are a simple way to add nutritious ingredients to your diet. From strawberries and mangos to blueberries and ...

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Recipe of the Week: Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Sauce

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When you are hungry and searching for something filling, juicy and rich, turning to your pantry for on-hand ingredients can make dinner a breeze. Dodge snack cravings and avoid the temptation to swing by the drive-thru; instead, you can have a homemade meal ready in a matter of minutes by putting your skillet to work. Call your loved ones to ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Winter Veggie Gardens

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By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) It’s 90℉+ outside. Yep, time to prepare for your winter veggie garden. WHAT? Winter veggie choices include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, chard, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions/shallots, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, spinach, turnip, and other leafy greens such as bok choy and kale. The above veggies can be direct seeded ...

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Recipe of the Week: Arkansas Possum Pie

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The star of your next spread can be hidden away in the refrigerator for a surprise delight for your guests. It’s topped with chocolate syrup and chopped pecans, and your loved ones just may vote it to be their favorite dish. It’s an Arkansas Possum Pie, made with three delicious layers and crunchy toppings for a show-stopping dessert. In a ...

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Recipe of the Week: Thai Green Curry Chicken

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A great option for all the goodness from the garden. Family traditions and in-person connections are important parts of gatherings of loved ones, and many of those get-togethers are centered on food. The entire family coming together around a table covered with warm, delicious food to share stories and create new memories is what makes mealtime special. Thai Green Curry ...

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Recipe of the Week: Oh-So-Berry Cobbler

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It’s alright to mix up the seasonal menu now and again by creating dishes out of the ordinary as a change up from the usual warm-weather favorites. It’s true for many fruits that the summer months are their ideal season. However, eating fruit plain can be boring and bland on a hot day. This summer, when heading to an event ...

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Over the Garden Fence: UC Master Gardeners at the Mariposa County Fair!

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By UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County Do you have fruits and vegetables to enter into the fair? Maybe you have flowers, floral arrangements or potted plants you would like to enter. Entry forms are available at the Mariposa Fairgrounds and Exposition Center website. Produce and floral entry forms are accepted through Friday, August 27, by 5 p.m. at the ...

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Recipes of the Week: Cheesy Quinoa Bites & Pine Nut Strawberry Rice Bars

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As children head back to school and parents work to balance hectic schedules, it can be difficult to maintain a meal plan that doesn’t consume too much time. Make your morning meals, lunchbox packing and meal prepping easier by including time-saving hacks like easy-to-use ingredients and recipes. Getting back into a routine can be stressful, but Cheesy Quinoa Bites offer ...

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