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December 30, 2010
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In a pickle for new and tasty ideas for New Year’s celebrations? Check out one of our latest discoveries for zesty and tangy pickled produce!
December 29, 2010
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Got a few more hurrahs in store for 2010 before welcoming the New Year? These top tips from The Whole Deal value guide will have you entertaining the idea of using high-quality ingredients without high costs when you entertain.
December 28, 2010
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Confused about the difference between Champagne and sparkling wines? You’re not alone! Our wine guys provide a quick overview in our Champagne Primer.
December 27, 2010
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Looking for some fun and festive ways to celebrate the arrival of 2011? Check out our ideas for homemade merrymaking and then share your own.
December 27, 2010
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Cultural traditions encourage eating certain foods to bring good fortune in the New Year. Find out how many of these “good luck” foods provide a wealth of good nutrition — a lucky benefit for sure!
December 26, 2010
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From old favorites to new takes, our readers tried a wide variety of recipes this year. Here are the brightest stars in our top-rated recipes from 2010.
December 26, 2010
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Green up your clean up after the holidays with tips on reusing, recycling and donating from our Green Mission Team.
December 24, 2010
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christmas Hope you planned ahead and are not dashing through the snow trying to hang the stockings with care at the last minute on this Christmas Eve! Our stores are full of Christmas spirit and fun places to catch the holiday bug if it hasn't bitten you yet.
December 23, 2010
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Fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme sing to all of our senses. Our produce expert explores the aromatic allure of fresh herbs.
December 22, 2010
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Choosing the right wine for the holidays has never been easier! Try these great ideas for perfect pairings with our Top Ten holiday wines.
December 22, 2010
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Before you head out over the hills and through the woods, check out our “Eating on the Holiday Go” series. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, we’ve got suggestions to help you eat well along the way and once you arrive.
December 21, 2010
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Before you head out over the hills and through the woods, check out our “Eating on the Holiday Go” series. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, we’ve got suggestions to help you eat well along the way and once you arrive.
December 20, 2010
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Before you head out over the hills and through the woods, check out our “Eating on the Holiday Go” series. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, we’ve got suggestions to help you eat well along the way and once you arrive.
December 19, 2010
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Celebrate Christmas Eve with spectacular seafood. Our seafood buyer shares his family’s traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes.
December 19, 2010
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While Thanksgiving leans toward turkey, Christmas dinner opens up the possibilities to many other types of entrées. Try some of these crowd-pleasing celebratory main dishes.
December 17, 2010
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Wondering what to serve with your holiday cheese board and celebrations? Find the perfect pairings for your holiday festivities with our Top Ten wines.
December 16, 2010
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Creamy, spicy, smooth – there’s a blue just right for everyone this holiday season. Our cheese guru reveals the mystery of what makes blue cheese blue.
December 15, 2010
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Our Value Guru shares our favorite holiday shopping tips for getting the good stuff — and the basics — at the best prices possible.
December 15, 2010
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Rethinking the way you wrap gifts can really green-up your holidays. Check out our tips, and share your own for greener holiday giving.
December 14, 2010
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Whether you’re trimming the tree, baking dozens of holiday cookies, wrapping gifts, or relaxing and listening to holiday tunes, a mug of one of these hot holiday sippers will help set a festive mood.
December 13, 2010
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Make merry with a batch of healthy, nourishing muffins — perfect for breakfast, snacks or treats, especially with a house full of holiday guests. Pull out the muffin tins for our favorite recipes and baking tips.
December 12, 2010
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Green up while you party down! We’ve got tips on how to reduce waste at holiday parties. How do you green your holidays?
December 12, 2010
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Try more budget-friendly recipes for entertaining and you'll spend less, waste less and stress less, but have more holiday fun with friends and family!
December 11, 2010
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Spread a little local love during the holiday season by supporting local farmers, producers and artisans. Learn about a few of our local growers of seasonal favorites.
December 10, 2010
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Learn to roast chestnuts without the open fire. If you love chestnuts, and have always wondered how to roast them at home – here’s how.
December 9, 2010
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Precycling aligns your shopping practices with your green principles. Learn what it means and get tips for ways to reduce waste this holiday season.
December 8, 2010
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Wrap up your holiday shopping without leaving the house! Try one of our 38 deliciously simple recipes for gifts made in your own kitchen.
December 6, 2010
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Healthy Tip: don't fret the festivities! Faced with sweet and rich party fare, how are you planning to survive those holiday gatherings without sabotaging your health? Read our tips and share yours.
December 5, 2010
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There’s something irresistible about the aroma of warm spices and freshly baked goodies. Here are 10 great holiday cookie recipes — perfect for cookie swaps, homemade gifts and leaving out for Santa!
December 5, 2010
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Shopping and gift-giving can be greatly simplified with a fabulous bottle of wine, a colorful ribbon and a cheerful holiday spirit! Our Top Ten are perfectly tuned to a variety of holiday occasions.
December 4, 2010
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From easy to artisan, our cheese guru shares her combinations for a stellar cheese plate that will make you the star of the holiday party.
December 3, 2010
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Keep your personal Scrooge under wraps with our top five favorite tips for giving gifts with good in mind for all, including your wallet.
December 3, 2010
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Baking basics such as sugar, butter and flour aren’t so basic when you have a special diet to consider. Take a look at some of these baking not-so-basics.
December 2, 2010
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Here are a few tips from the Whole Foods Market Green Mission Team to help us rethink holiday cards. Got tips? Share ‘em!
December 1, 2010
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Celebrate the holideals with The Whole Deal! Unwrap bright new coupons, fresh small bites recipes and 30 tips for shopping, entertaining and giving on a budget.
December 1, 2010
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For every jar of Justin’s Nut Butter sold in December, Justin’s will donate $1 to the Conscious Alliance — a non-profit dedicated to feeding those in need in the U.S., with a focus on impoverished American Indian communities.
November 30, 2010
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Here are a few tips from the Whole Foods Market Green Mission Team to help you rethink your approach to holiday lights. Got tips? Share ‘em!
November 29, 2010
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Here are a few tips from the Whole Foods Market Green Mission Team about shopping for a Christmas tree. Got tips of your own? Share ‘em!
November 29, 2010
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Reminiscent of both licorice and anise, and looking a bit like celery, one crunchy bite tells you this is no ordinary vegetable. Learn how to add fennel to your fall menu.
November 27, 2010
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Mother Nature is gearing up for a wardrobe change and so are some of our stores — with fresh Christmas trees from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn about family-owned and operated Bottomley Evergreens & Farms.
November 26, 2010
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The Top Ten Holiday wines were flowing and the tweets were flying at our first-ever
November 25, 2010
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Here's wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
November 24, 2010
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Although the day before Thanksgiving is our busiest day of the entire year, we pause to share what we're thankful for.
November 23, 2010
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Our produce expert shares his favorite Thanksgiving sides, which showcase some of the extra special bounty of the fall.
November 22, 2010
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While people around the world celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in different ways, we all share the common desire to enjoy a festive holiday season with family and friends and great music.
November 22, 2010
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Packed with antioxidants, cranberries add zing and color to your fall favorites. From sauces and breads to roasted veggies and pilaf, learn how we dish out the cranberries.
November 21, 2010
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So many delicious things to bake, so little time and oven space!  Here are some of our favorites for this Thursday’s feast: Pies (and Two Pie Crusts): You can finally settle the “pumpkin or apple” question with our Pumpkin Apple Pie that combines both ingredients in one pie!
November 20, 2010
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Don’t break the bank by eating out between holiday feasts. Our week long meal plan for one or two keeps the cooking simple and delicious.