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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.

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A Fresh Guide to Summer Cocktails

By Elizabeth Beal, July 5, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Beal

The heat is on. The days are long. The drinks are calling!

Summer cocktails benefit from the season’s abundance of fruit and herbs – not to mention later sunsets and endless occasions to gather with friends.

With the help of Gaspar Whitefeather, my favorite bartender in Raleigh, NC, I’ve compiled some fresh tips for summertime tippling.

Seize the Seasonal

Berries, cherries, melons and herbs are all going bloomin’ crazy during the summer. Incorporate them into your cocktails with wild abandon. (Tomatoes, too!)

“Fresh strawberries, mint and cucumber are all terrific with gin,” says Gaspar.

Bing bing bing! Try these cocktail cherries in your next Old Fashioned. Bonus round: the leftover syrup can be used in sangria. You can also make simple cherry syrup for all-purpose mixing.

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Harvesting, Drying and Using Garden Herbs

By Cecilia Nasti, July 5, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Cecilia Nasti

Cecilia Nasti is an organic food gardener and enthusiastic home cook. She produces and hosts the weekly radio feature Field & Feast broadcast on public radio in Austin, Texas. A nature lover, she also produces and hosts Passport to Texas, a daily statewide radio series about the outdoors for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Basil; Photo by Cecilia Nasti...

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Chilled Whites, Spicy Reds: Summer Wines and Their Perfect Food Pairings

By John Stewart, July 4, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by John Stewart

From cool salads to hot grills, the warmest months provide ample opportunity for great meals — and great wines to go with them! Below we focus on some of our Top 10 Wines of Summer and their perfect food pairings.

The White Wines

Floral, fruity and very food-friendly, Chenin-Chardonnay from Innovación is a natural for al fresco foods like burgers, fish tacos or shrimp kabobs. Apple in the wine’s clean, balanced finish goes perfectly with our Grilled Turkey Burgers with Gouda recipe. Try a glass with creamy, tangy Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison cheese — you’ll get lovely notes of lemon curd in the pairing.

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