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A Taste of New Zealand’s Wine Country + a Contest!

By John Stewart, September 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by John Stewart

A relative newcomer to winegrowing, New Zealand is fast becoming a hotspot for making world-class Whites and Reds. The dramatic, mountainous South Island and the sun-soaked coastal plains of the North Island provide growing regions uniquely suited for crafting wonderful wines. These six picks give a delicious glimpse into this amazing country.

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Make Mealtime Magic with Leftovers

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, September 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith


Pasta Frittata with Chard, Bacon and Goat Cheese

Fall is often linked with a return to routine. This can mean adopting time-and money-saving strategies or embracing healthier eating habits. In both cases, the Whole Story blog is here...

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Terrific Tahini

By Alana Sugar, September 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar


Creamy Sesame Garlic Dressing

If you’re a lover of Middle Eastern, Greek or North African cuisine, then you’re no stranger to tahini. But did you know that tahini is not exactly the same thing as sesame seed butter? The difference is sesame butter is a thick, dark spread made from whole, unhulled sesame seeds while tahini, whether raw or roasted, is made from hulled sesame seeds. Raw tahini...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, September 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!


Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole

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Get Ready for National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day!

By Liz Schnabolk, September 13, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Liz Schnabolk

Liz Schnabolk is the staff editor for KIWI magazine. She writes about food, nutrition, and parenting.

Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

Ask your child how school went and you can pretty much count on this response: “Good.”

So, it’s rather unlikely that you know a lot about what goes on during their lunch period. Luckily, many schools around the country have revamped their cafeteria programs in recent years — and gone are the days when tater tots and soda passed as a midday meal. But how can you find out how your school stacks up? You have to see it for yourself.

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