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What's the Big Deal About Organic?

I May Be Preaching to the Choir, Here You may already be convinced that eating organic foods is the best thing for you, your family, and the planet.  But just in case you aren’t, here’s some information and some reasons why choosing organic makes a lot of sense.   First, a Definition of Terms “Organic” refers …

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Hemp Seeds–What are They Good For?

They Sound Kind of Hippie… Really They’re Not.   But They are Groovy! Have you tried Hemp Seeds?  They are full of nutrition: Protein–There are 11 grams of protein in just 3 TBSP! Anti-inflammatory Omegas! Phytonutrients and anti-oxidants! All kinds of minerals! Essential fatty acids! So How Do I Use Them? Hemp Seeds are so …

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Joy's Chia Smoothie

Ah… Here it is! What a good lookin’ smoothie! Before we get too deep into berries and chia seeds, let’s meet the lovely creator of this healthy drink!   This is Joy!   Joy is Lassen’s Regional Marketing Director. She’s the sweet face behind all our interesting Facebook and Twitter posts. As a former Pilates …

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Focus on Local–Moss Botanicals

Natural Aid for Our Well Being  Last week I had a delightful time as I met Stacey Moss of Moss Botanicals.  She lives and works in Ojai.  Her company has seven aromatic blends, each available in a roll-on oil for the skin, and an aroma mist for diffusing into the air.     Stacey has …

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Fish is Fish, Right?

Actually, No.     When we go to the store to buy fish, we think we are making a healthy choice.  And eating fish does have a lot of great benefits.  See this article from the Mayo Clinic for more information on how eating fish can help keep our hearts healthy. Fish, along with other healthy …

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Now, This is a Family Enterprise!

Burroughs Family Farm   It All Started in 1971 Although the family had been farming for at least 70 years, the Burroughs Family Farming formally began in 1971 with Ward and Rosie Burroughs, and Ward’s brother.  They farmed, and raised their children, and in 2004 Ward and Rosie dissolved the partnership with Ward’s brother.  They …

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My Roasting Obsession

This Time It’s S–L–O–W  And I Do Mean SLOW Remember this post about one of my favorite cooking methods, roasting?  I roast vegetables at least 4 times every week.  That why I was so intrigued when I stumbled across this recipe for Slow Roasted Tomatoes in the Cooking Light magazine that I picked up at the Ventura Lassen’s. Warning: …

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Vegan Zucchini Lasagna

A True Labor of Love …and there’s so much love!   Most of the good things in life are at least a little labor intensive. Building a house, painting a mural, planting a garden… but the outcome is always oh, so nice and oh, so worth it. As Stephanie, our Lassen’s Ventura Sample Captain confessed, …

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"I Wish For Everyone…"

Obesity Hurts Everyone “I wish for everone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”       This is Jamie Oliver, an English Chef.  He has started a “food revolution” to change the way we Americans — …

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Reduce Your Waste for Earth Day!

It’s a Beautiful Thing When I was a teenager I went to visit my sister who was living is Seattle in a darling, tiny house.  She had strings of sweet peas lining the whole side of her garage, and I thought she had created paradise within sight of Lake Washington.  And to go in her …

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