Summer Berry Shrub

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This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. It’s time to up your summer beverage game, and I suggest that shrubs be a part of your game plan.  A shrub is a fruit and vinegar syrup that was popular during colonial America (before the invention of the refrigerator) as a delicious way to preserve […]

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Strawberry Mint Tea from The Dehydrator Bible

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Happy Monday everyone!! As we transition from summer into fall, this is the perfect time to grab the last bits of summer fruits and vegetables and preserve them for fall and winter.  I few years ago I “borrowed” my mom’s old food dehydrator (circa early 1980s) to use for something and then kept on using […]

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Cherry Lime Agua Fresca

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As a little girl, one of my favorite treats was a cherry limeade.  Sometimes when we visited my grandparents in Utah we would make a trip to Hires Big H, a great little Utah-based burger joint, that also happens to serve my all-time favorite cherry limeade.  Other people loved going to Hires for their homemade […]

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Strawberry Frappé — Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  One of the things my family loves is when I make a big batch of a green smoothie to share with them in the mornings.  My kids thing green smoothies are the best things ever.  I figured they would be equally happy with more of a treat coming out of the blender […]

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Toasting the New Year with Ginger Soda

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I can hardly believe we are about to greet the beginning of a new year once again.  This past year has been full of so much—change, excitement, joy, surprise, and sadness—that it’s hard to believe so little time has passed.  I always enjoy reflecting on what the past year has brought our family, and this […]

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Fuji Sour Mocktail

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The Fuji family is in serious packing mode.  On Saturday morning our moving truck will arrive and we’ll be saying goodbye to the house we have loved so much for the past 5 years.  It makes my head hurt to think about how much still needs to be done!  I recently whipped up a new […]

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Chocolate Orange Smoothie

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Although Mr. Fuji and I have moved quite a few times in our marriage, it’s amazing how quickly I forget what a pain in the backside the process is.  This is the first time we’ve thrown selling a house into the moving equation, and oh goodness me!  I can’t wait for the process to be […]

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Chilean Banana Milkshake (Leche con Plátano)

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This week I’m taking our tastebuds on a trip to Chile.  So buckle up my friends and pull out your culinary passports, because you’re not going to want to miss this adventure!  To kick off the week, I’m sharing a drink that is a perfect summer treat—Leche con Plátano.

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Strawberry Crush Mocktail

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I am looking forward to the upcoming long weekend.  I love Memorial Day because I love barbecues and eating out doors, both of which seem to go hand in hand with the holiday.   I think a holiday deserves a delicious drink to go with it, so I dreamed up a little mocktail to pair […]

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Strawberry Basil Meyer Lemonade + A Giveaway!

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Who knew that I would taste the best lemonade I’d ever tasted in the middle of a strawberry field in Oxnard, California?  Random, I know, but those tend to be the best discoveries!  The Fuji family was invited by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) on an “I Heart CA Strawberries” Blogger Field Trip with a […]

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