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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

I think one of the best things about hosting the Thanksgiving feast is having days of leftovers! Of course, I like leftovers; some people don’t. The trick can be taking the leftover ingredients and turning them into a new dish. In this podcast, we talk with nutritionist and natural foods chef Alana Sugar about using up all of that valuable food in new and interesting ways.

Marine Botanicals: Algae in our Lives

null For those who enjoy the unexpected and esoteric sides of life, I have a souvenir for you to share with those you love to amuse. Algae. From green to red, slimy to coarse, and microscopic to enormous. Just mention the topic of algae, and many people think of the unsightly green film in swimming pools and fish tanks…or their eyes glaze over. Add to your unpredictability the story of potentially the most humble, unpretentious organisms on Earth.

Feed 100 Bag Helps Rwandan School Children

Classic Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Crème Anglaise and Cinnamon Sugar Walnuts

Natural Fragrances: Profile of a Master

Delving further into research on natural fragrances, I had the pleasure recently to connect with Jack Chaitman, an expert on plant distillation who has been extracting premium essential oils for over 25 years.
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What We're Reading...

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The Whole Deal™ on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Veggies

A Greener Beaujolais Nouveau - In Stores Tomorrow

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Whole Trade and Theo Chocolate

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Entertaining with Soft-Ripened Cheese

Holiday Entertaining Guide

Coconut Marshmallow Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Sweets from South America

I want to give a quick run down on the other nifty products in the TerrAmazon line. As I mentioned, there are quite a few products that involve cacao due to its ubiquitous nature in South America.

Tweet of the Day is Back!

null You may remember back in summer when we first started up on Twitter and chose our favorite Tweet of the Day until the end of August. Well, Tweet of the Day is back - starting on Monday November 17th 2008 (coincidentally, also my birthday!).
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What We're Reading...

This week, we've got a spring in our step and a silly grin on our face - could it be love? Perhaps, perhaps... but seriously, folks - we're just elated with the positive feedback we've gotten this week! You like us, you really like us!
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The Whole Deal™ on Efficient Shopping

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Jaindl Farms

This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.

Value for Thanksgiving Dinner

Top 10 Holiday Wines

Steve Taron is a Wine Specialist in our Glendale, California store.

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Loving Root Vegetables

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The Whole Planet in Pictures

Halloween in the Costa Rican Rainforest!

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Honey and Rosemary Brined Turkey with Herb Riesling Gravy

The Farm at Red Hill

Farm At Red Hill

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What We're Reading...

Food and its obvious necessity to sustaining life has been a particularly hot issue this year with increased concerns about rising costs, safety and quality.  This week, we'd like to share with you two interesting projects that unveil aspects of the current state of food in the United States.  Let us know what you think!

Food Fight! Documentary

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Alaffia Cooperative in Togo

This post comes to us from Olowo-n’djo Tchala, Founder of Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care. Olowo-n’djo grew up in poverty in Togo, Africa, and has dedicated his life to empowering communities in Africa. Here, Olowo-n’djo writes about his most recent trip to Togo.
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The Whole Deal™ on Eating In

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Peak Pick: Pears

Fall Salads – Pairing Pears and Nuts
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Buzzn Bee Farm

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Quartet of Butternut Squash Soups