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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.