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December 27, 2011
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Bring on the bubbly! We’ve got recipes for sparkling cocktails plus a champagne primer just in time for your next celebration.
December 27, 2011
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Looking for some fun and festive ways to ring in 2012? We asked around and gathered ten of our favorite ideas for homemade merrymaking. From family game night to a DIY sparkling drinks bar, we think you’ll find something that suits you. Of course, there are a ton of other ideas out there so let us hear them!
December 26, 2011
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With the holidays behind us, has the urge to purge taken hold of you? Here are some tips to clear out the old stuff responsibly.
December 26, 2011
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Delve into superstitions around foods for luck — generally connected to money, prosperity and having enough to eat — and try some lucky recipes.
December 24, 2011
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Give the gift of green wine! We’ve got sip-worthy wines (for under $15) made with organic grapes from vineyards using responsible farming practices.
December 24, 2011
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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 can be a fun place to catch the holiday bug if it hasn't bitten you yet.
December 21, 2011
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Can you throw a fabulous holiday party and fulfill 2012 resolutions at the same time? Here are some use-me-now tips for keeping it greener while having a good time.
December 20, 2011
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No recipe (or skill) needed! Simply thaw our pre-marinated, seasoned and stuffed seafood, cook and serve with your favorite side.
December 19, 2011
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Could this be the season’s most beautiful stocking stuffer? Plus this one keeps giving all year long.
December 19, 2011
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We hope you enjoy this encore blog post about a wonderful Christmas tradition.
December 17, 2011
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Allegro Coffee’s Vintage 2011 Celebration Caffè blends Guatemala, Costa Rica and Sumatra beans for a smooth cup with notes of chocolate and caramel. Perfect for everyday drinking and gift giving.
December 16, 2011
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The centerpiece of a Christmas dinner can be influenced by family origins, geography or simply the cook's preferences; choices abound!
December 15, 2011
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We've paired a few of our tried and true Hanukkah recipes with new favorites that could become holiday classics at your table.
December 14, 2011
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True party-perfect recipes should make a big impact on your guests, not your bank account.
December 13, 2011
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Simple yet impressive, seafood is ideal for home cooks looking for variety and flavor at their holiday tables.
December 13, 2011
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Looking for holiday cheese plate inspiration? Look no further! Plus, we’ve paired each cheese with a wine at an easy-to-swallow price.
December 12, 2011
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No other time of year is so richly steeped in tradition than the holiday season, and lucky for us, lots of those traditions involve cooking, eating and sharing great food.
December 12, 2011
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Warm your heart and your kitchen with holiday baking and cooking. Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and cardamom pack an aromatic and flavorful punch in the cold of winter.
December 11, 2011
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So now's the time to learn the difference between portobello and porcini or maitake and morel and how to spotlight them at your table.
December 11, 2011
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From Costa Rican lilies to Ecuadorean roses, our Whole Trade flowers(R) are grown to meet our commitment to ethical trade, the environment and the highest quality.
December 10, 2011
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Add a Dickensian flair to your Christmas dinner with Mary’s Free Range Geese from Pitman Family Farms. These hardy, slow growing geese provide a light, succulent flavor.
December 9, 2011
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From organic traditional eggnog to non-dairy nog options, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s tastes — and all are free of any artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.
December 8, 2011
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Step away from the garlic press and put down that rolling pin; we've compiled a cheat sheet that will have you out of the kitchen and joining the party before you can say, “homemade phyllo dough.”
December 8, 2011
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Here are some fresh ideas for those non-fiction book lovers on your list. From food issues to animal compassion, here are the books we would most like to receive (or gift) this holiday.
December 7, 2011
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Apples make a delicious contribution in these 12 recipes. Learn how they’re also making a contribution to end childhood hunger in the US.
December 6, 2011
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‘Tis the season for holiday baking! Here are 12 of our favorite cookies for that will surely satisfy Santa, and everyone else on your list.
December 5, 2011
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We love sharing satsumas! Tell us who you would share a box with and you just might win a box of juicy, sweet satsumas for yourself along with a box for gifting to a friend!
December 5, 2011
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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 4, 2011
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From Marinated Olives and Spicy Wine Mustard to Tangerine Sugar and Lemon-Ginger Streusel Bread, we've been in the kitchen whipping up 42 tasty gift ideas for everyone on your list.
December 4, 2011
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Do the holidays bring on the visions of sugarplums? Here are some snacks and sweets in special holiday flavors that will keep your spirits bright.
December 3, 2011
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Looking for ways to put the “holiday” in your party this year without adding a load of stress? We can help dial down the work with suggestions for hosting a wine and small bites party that won’t break the bank. Small bites are an easy thing to ask your guests to bring, too.

December 3, 2011
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Got a favorite recording of a Christmas song? Tell us on our blog for a chance to win a collection of 5 Christmas CDs from Putumayo, including their latest, Celtic Christmas.
December 1, 2011
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From a show-stopping prime rib to a fabulous one-dish pot roast meal, here’s the scoop on how to get the most from a roast, along with our favorite recipes.
December 1, 2011
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Stumped for gift ideas for your favorite cook or foodie? Here are the cookbooks we would most like to unwrap this holiday season.
December 1, 2011
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Holiday parties don’t have to feature tacky sweaters and cheese balls – though if that’s your thing, live it up. And they don’t have to be stressful, expensive or leave you with a hangover, either. Here are some creative and cost-conscious ways to celebrate the season with friends.  

November 30, 2011
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Does the list of people you need to buy gifts for this holiday season keep growing?
November 29, 2011
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Chilly weather, festive gatherings and hungry guests are just a few excuses to bake up some holiday cheer. Try a few on our favorite baked sweets and treats.
November 28, 2011
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Whether you’re looking for traditional holiday staples or the best organic and gourmet offerings, Whole Foods Market is a one-stop shop for kosher items this holiday season.
November 27, 2011
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Whether you’re stuffing a stocking, sending a gift across the country, handing a hostess a little holiday cheer or simply putting something special in the hands of someone special, you’re sure to find something to share with everyone on your list.
November 27, 2011
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Mother Nature is gearing up for a wardrobe change as we head into the holidays, and so are we! This year, as in years past, we're offering fresh Christmas trees in most of our stores*.
November 26, 2011
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Whether you’re stuffing a stocking, sending a gift across the country, handing a hostess some holiday cheer or simply putting something special in the hands of someone special, you’re sure to find a gift for everyone on your list at Whole Foods Market.
November 26, 2011
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Fresh herbs are a fantastic way to add subtle flavor to a dish or they can be used as boldly flavored garnishes and in sauces. Since herbs are quite perishable it’s best to use them soon after purchase.

November 25, 2011
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We like to celebrate this time of year with our citrus growers who bring the bright taste of sunshine to the holidays! Many people think that citrus season is in the summer when other juicy fruits are in season, but peak citrus season is actually in the cooler months.

November 25, 2011
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Whether you’re stuffing a stocking, sending a gift across the country, handing a hostess some holiday cheer or simply putting something special in the hands of someone special, you’re sure to find a gift for everyone on your list at Whole Foods Market.
November 24, 2011
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Here's wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2011
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The day before Thanksgiving is our busiest day here at Whole Foods Market and it's the day many of our team members have been working toward for months.
November 22, 2011
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  Leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving as far as we’re concerned, and we have lots of ideas for getting creative with cooked turkey.

November 22, 2011
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At a time when we get less sunlight, Mother Nature brings it to us in the form of citrus. Explore the varieties of citrus peaking in early winter.
November 21, 2011
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Our stores receive thousands of phone calls on Thanksgiving day. Whether you forgot to turn on your oven or you've set your bird aflame, our turkey triage tips are sure to help.
November 21, 2011
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Fresh, frozen, dried or juiced, cranberries add a tart splash of color to everything from muffins and quick breads to salads and stuffings. Try these cranberry recipes.
November 20, 2011
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Every year I try to be more mindful about how my entertaining, decorating and gift giving affects the environment. Some studies say that household waste in the US increases by 20 to 25% during the holidays. Yikes!
November 20, 2011
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Carving the Thanksgiving turkey can be a downright daunting endeavor. But with our step-by-step illustrated instructions and Chef Hosea's how-to video below, you’ll soon be carving with confidence.
November 19, 2011
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Our exclusive Isigny Ste. Mère Holiday Brie is back! Stop by the cheese counter at your local Whole Foods Market for a taste.
November 18, 2011
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The holidays are coming, and with them, the many opportunities to share your time with family and friends. One of the things I like to do this is get together and make holiday flower arrangements for our homes.
November 18, 2011
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Navigating the holidays with severe food allergies can be challenging. Get tips and strategies for enjoying the season without the stress.
November 17, 2011
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Flours and sugars and eggs, oh my! We’ve got you covered for the holiday baking season—learn about the variety of baking supplies we carry.
November 16, 2011
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Our on-going conversations are proof that good food brings people to the table but great company keeps them there.
November 16, 2011
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Get a L.I.F.E.! This reusable coffee sleeve handmade by Kenyan women helps them earn a living and send their special needs children to school.
November 15, 2011
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More than 17 million kids in the US are at risk of hunger. Find out how you can help Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign.
November 14, 2011
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You’ve got more than 3.14 options this Thanksgiving, and we’re here to help you navigate them all. Take a look at our pie-namite recipes!
November 14, 2011
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They don’t call it Thanksgiving for nothing. Tell us about a Thanksgiving that your particularly thankful for and you could win a $50 gift card.
November 13, 2011
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Is red wine your thing? We’ve got some seriously affordable, delicious holiday reds and some luscious cheeses for the perfect pairing.
November 11, 2011
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Before you head over the hills and through the woods, check out our tips to help you eat well along the way. What are your tricks for healthy eating when traveling?
November 10, 2011
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Beaujolais Nouveau is coming! This fresh, playful, once-a-year party wine is all about sharing. Will you be sipping some this season?
November 8, 2011
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Whether you want to cook a smaller holiday meal, add a 2nd main entrée or serve up a turkey-free event, these recipes take you beyond the bird for Thanksgiving.
November 8, 2011
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Produce expert James shares the outlook for the harvest of Thanksgiving favorites. Join him in assessing what (or who) makes the best stuffing.
November 7, 2011
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We’ve put together a list of simple, delicious ingredient substitutions for flour to help you keep on track for a happy, healthy gluten-free holiday.
November 6, 2011
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With Thanksgiving still a few weeks away, there’s plenty of time to get a jump on holiday meal planning.
November 5, 2011
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Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, your guests will call it delicious. From chestnut to oyster and many flavors in between, our stuffing recipes have you covered.
November 3, 2011
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Love white wine? We’ve got some seriously affordable, delicious holiday whites and some mouth-watering recipes to pair with them!
November 2, 2011
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Celebrate with our team members’ winning recipes for appetizers that are tasty on the palate and easy on the wallet. These all ring in at less than 50¢ a piece.
November 1, 2011
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Have you ever been in our stores during the fall and noticed folks huddled around a table happily being helped by Whole Foods Market team members?
October 31, 2011
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Ready, set, go! The race is on as we head into the crazy, busy, exciting, fun (and did-we-say-crazy?) holiday season. Which is why we’re sharing our best tips, recipes, entertaining help and video how-to’s on our convenient holiday web pages. We also have blog posts planned throughout the season to help make it all fall into place a bit easier. Kind of like Rudolph, we’re here to light the way. Here’s a sampling of what’s in store:
October 29, 2011
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Order a Whole Foods Market gift box or gift card online and give the gift of delicious this holiday season!
October 29, 2011
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Nothing can disappoint a host(ess) like finding out one of their guests can't eat the fabulous food they've prepared. We've pulled together our best tips for planning holiday meals with special dietary needs in mind.
October 28, 2011
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Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the five lucky winners: Ellen from Hillsborough, NC; Erica from Santa Fe, NM; Erin from Clearwater, FL; Sarah from Tulsa, OK and Stephanie from San Jose, CA. Happy Thanksgiving!
October 27, 2011
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Choosing a turkey used to be pretty simple but with all of the choices, it can be pretty daunting. Here’s some advice to help you choose the right turkey for your table.
October 26, 2011
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Perfect for home, office or gifting, the Whole Planet Foundation calendar costs only $3 and 100% of sales goes to fund microcredit. All thanks to our vendor partners, who also give you over $20 in coupons.
November 9, 2009
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mexcocoa Today's quiz: Which common culinary spice brings feelings of cozy warmth and fills the kitchen with its sweet aroma while baking? Here's a hint: No apple pie would dare be caught without it. If you guessed cinnamon, you'd get an A!
November 19, 2007
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Wow your guests with these decadent chutneys and sauces, they will think you spent hours, but they only take minutes to prepare! And here’s the big secret for the rest of your Thanksgiving feast; you don’t have to do everything yourself! Our Prepared Foods Department can organize everything from the sides to the turkey, and our bakery department has your dessert needs covered!
November 13, 2007
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Learn about the true roots of this day of feasting, hear about Beaujolais Nouveau and why it’s great with turkey, and pick up some tips on getting the whole family involved in the preparation of the feast.