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The Sacramento Bee
A taste of honey – and the words to describe it

Describe honey. It’s not as simple as you may think.

“Most people just say ‘sweet,’ ” said Amina Harris, director of the Honey and Pollination Center at UC Davis’ Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science. “But honey is so much more.”

Depending on its nectar...

The Sacramento Bee
The Mailbox: Reader recipe requests

Looking for bologna

Margaret Rhode of Rancho Cordova was looking for a place to buy good old-fashioned bologna. We heard from several readers and featured their recommendations in the Mailbox two months ago. Shirley Herbold of Sacramento recently suggested Rhode try the German Deli located at 5859 Auburn Blvd....

Foods for the Soul
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

Aug 12, 2014
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

An easy recipe for a juicy berry crumble with a cinnamon streusel topping. Completely clean-eating friendly & healthy enough for breakfast!     When I applied for graduate chemistry programs, every school that accepted me also mailed me an invitation to an all-expenses-paid visitation weekend with the other prospective students. I’d hop on a...

Stealth Cooking
Tortilla Espanola

Aug 11, 2014
Tortilla Espanola

This "tortilla" is more like a potato frittata, but who's to say about names. The dish originates in Spain, but is enjoyed everywhere, and frequently makes an appearance on meatless nights at my house. It is similar to a frittata, but the tortilla espa...

Crazy for Crust
Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Aug 11, 2014
Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

What’s better than banana bread? Peanut Butter Banana Bread. What’s better than that? When you add a maple glaze to the top. Then it becomes infinitely better! Like I mentioned on Saturday, I recently attended BlogHer 14 in San Jose. While we were there we visited Psycho Doughnuts in downtown. {Obviously, it was required...

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

Aug 10, 2014
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

A 5-ingredient recipe for large chocolate truffles with a fresh blueberry center. They taste as rich as store-bought ones, but they’re only 28 calories!     During my first quarter of graduate school, I taught a weekly lab class right after lunch. So every Tuesday just before noon, I slipped into the lab, drew...

Crazy for Crust
Easy Pumpkin Danish

Aug 10, 2014
Easy Pumpkin Danish

Oh yes, I’m pulling out the pumpkin. It’s never too early for pumpkin! First up for the best baking season: Easy Pumpkin Danish. Ready in under 30 minutes! I said it last week: If you bake it, fall will come. Well guess what? Fall did come. For 2 days it was cooler and overcast...

Crazy for Crust
Crust and Crumbs 14

Aug 9, 2014
Crust and Crumbs 14

Happy Saturday! July was a very active month. You know you want to hear all about it! 1. First off – Bloggers! Or wannabe bloggers! I’m planning to write a blogging series this fall, coinciding with my blog’s 4th birthday. I’m planning to talk about social media, community, photography, and content. What do you...

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Foods for the Soul
Maple Mixed Berry Muffins

Maple Mixed Berry Muffins

An easy recipe for tender wholegrain muffins full of juicy berries! It tastes like you’re eating cake for breakfast, but they’re low-calorie & clean-eating!     Three months ago, my friend Brittany shared the story behind her latest half-marathon running race, including how she carbo-loaded on healthy options the day before. When I scrolled down...

Crazy for Crust
Brownie Cookies from scratch

Aug 7, 2014
Brownie Cookies from scratch

Ever since I made my homemade brownie mix, I’ve been dying to figure out other ways to use it. First on the list: brownie cookies! These are cookies that taste like a brownie and they’re made completely from scratch! You all have made my homemade brownie mix by now, right? It’s the easiest recipe...

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