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Try Something New on the Grill

By Elizabeth Smith, July 8, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Flat Iron Tortas
Flat Iron Tortas

Move over New York strip steak. I’m ready for something new. But...um…how do I begin? Luckily, Beau Klose, one of Whole Foods Market’s expert meat guys here in Texas, helped me navigate the meat counter pointing out hidden gems sure to make my summer more delicious and my grilling more adventurous.

Beef for Every Occasion

When I asked Beau for his favorite lesser-known cuts, he pointed out the tomahawk/thick bone-in rib steak, top sirloin...

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Fabulous Fruit Salads

By Alana Sugar, July 7, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Melon Ambrosia
Melon Ambrosia

The 4th of July for my family meant a good ole Louisiana-style picnic with fireworks and a whole lot of family with thick southern accents. Although the fireworks kept me spellbound, it was the food that created the lasting memories. Our picnic was nothing short of spectacular, filled with southern-style fried chicken, corn on the cob, leafy green salad with fresh tomatoes, potato salad, fresh green beans, pie and a gorgeous fresh fruit salad, similar to this...

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Food52’s Favorite Ways to Preserve Summer Fruit

By The Editors at Food52.com, July 6, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by The Editors at Food52.com

What to do when those perfumy peaches you bought for a hypothetical tart start feeling too squishy for baking? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. While there are endless ways to preserve summer fruit, we’ve collected a list of our favorite options. From fruit-infused vinegar to rhubarb-gin jam, you’ll be enjoying your summer fruits well into the next season.

Pickled Strawberry Jam

Recipe: Pickled Strawberry Jam

What could be a better way to enjoy your leftover...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, July 6, 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!

Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and “Hidden” Zucchini – Vegetarian
Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and “Hidden” Zucchini...

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Whole Trade Sows Opportunities

By Paige Schilt, July 5, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Sonora, Mexico

Farmworker Olga Quevedo’s community is located 4.5 miles from the nearest secondary school. Until recently, local students who wanted to progress past elementary school had to scramble to find a ride or take an unreliable municipal bus. But now, all that is changed — because Olga and her co-workers at Wholesum Family Farms voted to use Whole Trade community development funds on a school bus for children of farmworkers.

What Are Community Development Funds?

When you buy a Whole Trade product, a portion of what you paid goes into a development fund for that community. The farmers and farmworkers then determine how to use those funds for education, healthcare, housing or other social, economic and environmental projects that meet the needs of their community.

“With...

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