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Employee Spotlight: Ten Things to Know about Oscar Cervantes

Oscar started his journey with Ocean Mist Farms in 2018 when he was hired as The Safety and Compliance Specialist.

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December 5, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments
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Holiday Appetizer Recipe - Artichoke Nachos

The holidays are in full swing and with that comes family gatherings, great food and a whole lot of fun!

Our two-hundred-foot private sledding run is being groomed as I write this which means that my Southern California family is...

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November 28, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving Favorites

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year.  It marks the first big college break when I enjoy some quality time with my kiddos and also gives me a great excuse to pull out some of my favorite recipes and cook to my heart's...

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November 21, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Ten Things to Know about Art Munoz, Commodity Manager

Art started his journey at Valley Pride Inc, a sister company of Ocean Mist Farms in 1987. He worked in the fields cutting spinach until he became a foreman five years later. He is now working as the Mix/Romaine Commodity Manager...

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November 14, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments

Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts Salad with Paleo Poppyseed Dressing

Today, I've got a game changer in the Brussels sprouts department.  I mean, full on, game changer with both flavor AND with time-savings.  I promised you'll be hooked with just one bite.

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November 7, 2018 by Chrissa Benson | 0 Comments

Behind the Scenes - Bringing Our Produce To Your Table!

Have you ever wondered how the artichokes on your table get there? Or why you see a certain brand of lettuce on the grocery store shelf?

There’s an intricate buying and selling process that begins at industry conventions across... Read More
October 31, 2018 by Julie Criswell | 0 Comments

Fall Family Favorites

This is that special time of year when I begin pulling out my favorite family recipes for the upcoming holidays.  We all have them!  Maybe it’s grandma’s sausage stuffing recipe or the pumpkin muffins that your mom made every...

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October 23, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Ten Things to Know about Lupita Renteria-Galvan, Human Resources Benefits Manager

Lupita started her journey with Ocean Mist Farms in 2008 as the Human Resources Benefits Specialist. In the past ten years, she has moved to Human Resources Benefits Manager, as well as the Wellness Program Chairwoman.

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October 17, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments

Ten Things to Know about Gary Silacci, Sales Manager

Gary started his journey with Ocean Mist Farms in 1990 working as a fork lift driver in our cooler. He attended Chico State University and worked in Shipping, later transferring into the Sales Department.

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October 10, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments
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Fall Flavor Giveaway

Guess what, friends?!?

We just launched our Fall Flavor Giveaway where we're giving away SIX more Instant Pots and fresh artichokes to go with each. 

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October 3, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Easy Back-to-School Cauliflower Mac-n-Cheese

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting my daughter Jill and her family.   It just so happened that school was starting the day that I flew into their hometown.

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September 26, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Instant Dinners for Busy Weeknights

At the end of a long day, a nice relaxing meal is always in order.  But if you're like me, you need the comfort of a home-cooked meal without a lot of hassle.  My Instant Pot has been a life-saver so many nights when I needed the...

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September 19, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Ten Things I Learned as an Ocean Mist Farms Summer Intern

At Ocean Mist Farms, we enjoy having our summer interns around. Their enthusiasm is contagious and their know-how impressive. We sadly bid farewell to our Marketing Intern, Baillie, but before she left, she shared some of her...

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September 12, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments
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Kid-friendly Veggie Meals

When it comes to getting healthy meals on kids' plates, creativity is always the name of the game.  When my kids were small, I mastered the art of turning some of their favorite protein and carb-rich meals into works of...

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September 5, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

One Pot Turkey Spinach Artichoke Hash

For all you tired mamas out there...this One Pot Turkey Spinach Artichoke Hash is for you.  Because nobody deserves simplicity at the end of a long day than moms who juggle it all!  

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August 29, 2018 by Chrissa Benson | 0 Comments

Lemon Artichoke Ice Cream

The month of August is HOT in Eastern Washington where I spend the summer months. You might have thought of Washington as always being cool and wet, but some guests have commented on how the weather reminds them of Egypt.  Yes,...

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August 22, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Marinated Tomato and Artichoke Salad

Simple summer salads are the name of the game right now as we begin to wind down these warm summer days.  This Marinated Tomato and Artichoke Salad takes the prize for flavor and simplicity!

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August 15, 2018 by Kaleigh McMordie | 0 Comments

Ten Things to Know about John Broom, Service Innovation & Project Manager

John started his journey with Ocean Mist Farms in 2014 when he was brought on as the Service Innovation and Project Manager. He is responsible for managing all phases of projects within the organization from conception through...

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August 8, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments

Grill Simple

I don’t know about you, but after a long day at the office, I like to keep my evenings stress-free.  And that starts with a simple plan for dinner that lets me enjoy a relaxing evening out on the patio.  During the warm summer... Read More
August 1, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

3 Refreshing Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts Shreds This Summer

One of the best things about spending summers at our Pacific Northwest cabin is enjoying mornings on the lake with my husband and then preparing dinners from our fresh catch of the day.  Rainbow trout is one of our favorite fish...

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July 25, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments
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Apple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

I'm a fan of the mantra that if it grows together, it goes together, so it made perfect sense to combine apples and Brussels sprouts with a little butter and cinnamon and call it delish!  The key, though, it making sure your...

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July 17, 2018 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments
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Broccoli Pesto Chicken Pasta

Summertime calls for light, simple and refreshing.  But sometimes you want something a little more filling than salads.  That's when pesto becomes my best friend.  I love the simple flavors of pesto on veggies and pasta.

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July 12, 2018 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments

Outdoor Grilling

Now that it’s summertime here in Eastern Washington, we are spending a lot of time outdoors cooking our favorite summer meals. You name it - breakfast, lunch and dinner are all enjoyed under the Pacific Northwest sky every chance...

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Ten Things to Know about Ryan Kelly, Grower Manager, Ocean Mist Farms

Ryan started his journey with Ocean Mist Farm in 2005 when he was hired as a Grower Liaison. In the past 13 years Ryan has moved from the field, being a grower’s coach to the business side where he now manages planting and...

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June 27, 2018 by Baillie Buhler | 0 Comments

Fresh Asian Radish Salad

Simple. Fresh. Crisp. That pretty much sums up this flavorful summer salad made with a combination of only four veggies and an easy homemade Asian dressing.

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June 21, 2018 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments

Wish You Were Here

This year’s Artichoke Festival was a resounding success for the community! The weather was perfect, the food phenomenal and the entertainment spectacular! Here’s just a pinch of what happened.

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June 13, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Instant Pot Artichoke Chicken Soup

I know some of us are already experiencing the first waves of the summer heat, but here in California, we are still having stretches of cooler temps and grey skies that let me enjoy my favorite soup recipes a little longer. One...

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June 6, 2018 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments
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Instant Pot Artichokes 4 Ways

Friends, I have a new obsession...with my Instant Pot! It literally helps me get dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  My husband and I have tried out a ton of recipes in it, but one of our favorite discoveries was how easy it is...

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May 30, 2018 by Dani Meyer | 0 Comments

Instant Pot Artichokes with 3 Paleo Dipping Sauces

I'm telling you, friends.  All my artichoke cooking anxiety has been steamed away now that I've discovered the amazing results I can get with my Instant Pot!  It's so easy, in fact, that Ocean Mist Farms fresh artichokes have...

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May 22, 2018 by Chrissa Benson | 0 Comments

Instant Pot Artichokes with White Wine, Capers and Burrata

Spring is a favorite season for many reasons, but at the top of that list are the amazing fruits and vegetables that this season brings with it.  In particular, I love the bounty of artichokes we can find this time of year at our...

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May 16, 2018 by Kaleigh McMordie | 0 Comments
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What to Expect at The 2018 Artichoke Festival

Artichokes - Any which way and more! That is the unofficial theme of this festival that pulls out all the stops to entertain and educate about artichokes and where our favorite thorny thistle is the center of attention. This...

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May 9, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Please tell me you have had cauliflower rice... the stuff is sweeping the nation!!  I first heard about it and tried it back at the end of 2015 and it saved me during my first Whole30 in 2016.  I actually was never a huge lover...

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May 1, 2018 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments
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Things We Love

Each spring is an exciting time of year here at Ocean Mist Farms with warmer weather, flowers in bloom and artichoke production at peak volume.  It really feels like the kick off to an amazing year of sharing what we love most...

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April 25, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Tiny But Mighty

Don’t let their tiny size fool you. Brussel sprouts are mighty in vitamins, antioxidants and other essential nutrients. What they lack in size, they make up for in nutritional value in a BIG way. Here’s 4 health benefits that...

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April 18, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Artichoke Eating Personas and Ingredients to Please Each

I just held my first spring cooking retreat in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and since it was spring, my menu included the crowning glory of all spring vegetables, the “ARTICHOKE”!  

Understand that my retreats draw attendees...

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April 11, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments
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Brussels Sprouts 3 Ways

Do you ever look in your fridge at the end of a long day and feel a lack of enthusiasm?  Dinner prep boredom has put a damper on my cooking mood way too many times, so now I keep a variety of easy recipe ideas at the ready that...

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April 4, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Frosted Artichoke ABC's

The frosty weather hit Castroville, California fields in early March and the Coachella, California fields right after. Then the rains came and it is still raining today. The vegetable growers and marketers that support them are...

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March 26, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Springtime Table Inspiration

It is officially spring, which means beautiful flowers, sunny days, warmer weather and of course an abundance of artichokes! Several holidays worth celebrating also arrive with the onset of spring including Passover, Easter,...

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March 21, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

The Luck of the Irish

When I was a child, I use to wonder why corned beef wasn’t green and why March 17th didn’t include a green food. After all, I dressed in green and received green carnations, so what about the food?

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March 14, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments
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Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic

When I first tried cauliflower mash, I was shocked at how much it reminded me of mashed potatoes! Such a simple swap leading to a lower carb side dish that the whole family will love.

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March 7, 2018 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments

8 Little Known Facts About the Artichoke

Every season is artichoke season at Ocean Mist Farms! However, our Artichoke Club members know that traditional artichoke season is spring time during March, April and May. This is when you can find your favorite vegetable...

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February 28, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Balsamic Artichoke & Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

It was about time we made an incredibly easy dinner right?! Once you cook your spaghetti squash, artichoke hearts and chicken, all you have to do is mix them in a bowl with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette!

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February 21, 2018 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments

Hearts, Flowers, Wine and Artichokes

February is that month where I get to celebrate the ones I love. And boy, am I a romantic! I love the traditional gifting of flowers, hearts, candlelit dinners & wine. It is also an absolute must that I put my very own creative...

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February 14, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

In Pizza We Crust

Who doesn’t love a good pizza every now and then? (Or as much as possible if we are being honest.)  In fact, there is an ENTIRE DAY, right around the corner, dedicated to celebrating this amazing piece of pie. National Pizza Day...

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February 7, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Bloggers We Are Crushing On

February is the month of love, which often starts with a little crush. However, we are crushing hard… on artichokes (it’s almost artichoke season!), and on our amazing food and lifestyle blogger friends who inspire us daily to...

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January 31, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Soup Weather Kitchen Inspiration

What a magical holiday season we had at our log home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Beside the hallmark snow fall that seemed to come on command, the food, fellowship and festivities with family and friends ranked in the top...

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January 24, 2018 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese

Calling all cheese enthusiasts! This Saturday is National Cheese Lover’s Day, a day of celebration for people across the country to enjoy their favorite food group. Here at Ocean Mist Farms, we like to celebrate our fondness of...

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January 17, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments
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Our Sustainability Story

Our sustainability story, much like our recipes, includes a few important ingredients that are essential to who Ocean Mist Farms is as a company. Without these key ingredients and our loyal consumers just like yourself holding us...

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January 10, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Wishing You a Healthy New Year!

January brings more than just a new year. It brings resolve to improve our lives and to try new things! This is what we love most, more people trying a tasty veggie-filled dish or perhaps even a vegetable you've always thought...

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January 4, 2018 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Something about Brussels sprouts and Bacon just go together like PB & J! The delicious flavor of bacon makes anyone - even the veggie afraid - LOVE their brussels sprouts. The perfect occasion to enjoy this recipe is none other...

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December 28, 2017 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments

The Top 5 Ingredients for a Successful Ocean Mist Farms Vegetable Grower

There are many romantic qualities of working the land as a grower of fresh vegetables.  A few of my personal favorites are watching the beautiful sun rise over the artichoke fields in the morning, or watching the wind blowing...

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December 20, 2017 by Ocean Mist Farms Team | 0 Comments

Artichoke Cake Pops

Saturday, December 16th is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! You may be thinking, “How in the world can Ocean Mist Farms contribute to this day? They only sell veggies!” Well, you haven’t lived until you have tried our...

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December 13, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Cauliflower-Coconut Custard Pie

As a professional recipe developer, I taste a lot of my recipes as I am creating them, and at times my taste buds go numb. However, there is one recipe that makes my mouth water every time I write about it or see a photo of it....

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December 6, 2017 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Exciting News from Ocean Mist Farms

Ocean Mist Farms is excited to announce the launch of our new website! Our goal is to bring you into our fields and kitchen and make it feel like home. Created with you in mind, our new website is full of recipe inspiration, fun...

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November 30, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Chef Tony Baker’s Cranberry Fennel Sauce

It’s cranberry season - aka - one of the best times of the year!  I like to make all kinds of cranberry sauces around November, not only to enjoy on Thanksgiving but on any day of the week! I love to make a big batch and keep it...

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November 22, 2017 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments

Come Inside Ocean Mist Farms

Integrity, Quality, Passion Success. Compelling words that are the guiding values behind what we do every day. These four descriptive words describe our farming methods all the way to the design of our office building, right down...

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November 15, 2017 by Ocean Mist Farms Team | 0 Comments

Holiday Leftovers

I loooove holiday leftovers, don’t you? In fact, I sometimes look forward to the leftovers while making the holiday dinner and end up making even more of some of my favorites. With the holiday (aka leftover) season fast...

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November 8, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

The Passionate Chef

I received an unexpected phone call last evening from a dear friend that reached out to invite my family and me for Thanksgiving.  This may seem like a common gesture of kindness but for most of my friends, it’s daunting to...

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November 1, 2017 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Combat Sugar Overload

With Halloween only 7 days away, you may be daydreaming of all the treats you will be eating to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our personal favorite is anything with chocolate and caramel. But, what happens after this spooky holiday...

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October 25, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Simple Slow Cooker Artichoke Chili

It is chili season and I am going all in! Chili can take many shapes depending on what you love to add to the classic meat, beans and tomatoes. This edition of adding artichoke hearts takes the flavor to a whole ‘nother level....

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October 18, 2017 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments
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It’s National Farmer’s Day!

“And into the field I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” – Unknown

You must be a true optimist if you are a true farmer. Always hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, and sometimes having to literally dig deep to get...

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October 12, 2017 by Ocean Mist Farms Team | 0 Comments

Tuscan Inspiration for the Holiday Table

Let’s face it, most of us preparing traditional holiday meals know how carb heavy they can be, so providing a healthy appetizer that is delicious, fresh and easy to prepare is a winner! 

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October 4, 2017 by Adrienne Saldivar-Meier | 0 Comments

Unspoken Tailgate Heroes

Tailgate /ˈtālˌɡāt/ verb – to host or attend a social gathering at which an informal meal is served from the back of a parked vehicle, typically in the parking lot of a sports stadium.

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September 27, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Appreciating Where My Artichokes Come From

There’s nothing more calming and beautiful to me than a sea of artichokes. Strategically grown near the Monterey Bay in California, artichokes LOVE the mist from the ocean. The mild, cool-coastal climate creates perfect growing...

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September 20, 2017 by Ocean Mist Farms Team | 0 Comments

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Parents, take a break from the kitchen and let your kids show you what they’ve got. Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day is a chance for your young chefs to show off their skills and whip up some of their favorite foods. Have some fun...

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September 13, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Artichoke Guacamole

It’s time for the ultimate appetizer for any occasion! This artichoke guacamole has a 3 way green factor with artichoke hearts, avocado and salsa verde. 3 greens and 3 amazing flavors that come together perfectly. I love how this...

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September 6, 2017 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments

Beat the Heat with Cool and Creamy Classic Artichoke Ice Pops

Does stepping into your pool feel like getting into warm bath water? Is your air conditioning just not cutting it for you anymore? There comes a point during the summer when you just can’t escape the hot. Trust me, I’ve been...

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August 30, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

30 Minute Meals - A Cure for School Night Schedule Overload!

The busy school year is upon us yet again, for students and parents alike! From soccer practice and football games to band rehearsal and tutoring, the list can seem endless on some days, right?

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August 22, 2017 by Diana McClean | 0 Comments

Artichokes with Julia Child's Hollandaise Sauce

Can we get a cohesive “all hail Julia Child”??  That women was amazing and knew her way around a kitchen - not because she was classically trained, but because she loved food! One of my favorite quotes from her is “People who...

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August 15, 2017 by Kelsey Preciado | 0 Comments
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