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Legalize Marinara!

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Legalize Marinara!

I think it's about time we do the right thing and legalize marinara sauce. Teri seems to think it's a good idea too.  At the Calico Bean Market, we sell the most amazing sauces. The Carfagnas sauce will make your life easy. People will think you spent days making the sauce!  https://www.calicobeanmarket.com/collections/sauces

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Sichuan Peppercorn Stir Fry Recipe from Frontier Co-op!

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Sichuan Peppercorn Stir Fry Recipe from Frontier Co-op!

About the star of the show:  Sichuan peppercorns hail from China and are the cornerstone of authentic Chinese cuisine. Personally, I love the bouquet of sweet, sour and peppery flavors. Once will dining at my favorite hot-pot, I consumed one accidentally. They can make your tongue and mouth go numb:) Holy SMOKES!  This Sichuan stir fry recipe is from Frontier Co-op and the image is from their website (check this link:https://www.frontiercoop.com/community/recipe/homemade-sichuan-peppercorn-stir-fry) This recipe is vegetarian and gluten free and you will LOVE the flavor!   1 teaspoon Ground Ginger Root  2 teaspoons Garlic Powder  2 teaspoons Arrowroot Powder  1 teaspoon Sichuan Peppercorns...

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What an amazing desert!

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What an amazing desert!
Lemon Cheesecake pie to die for. It's so simple and find your ingredients at the Calico Bean Market!

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Over the years.....

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Over the years.....
We have grown over the years, check out our BEST front person!

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Kids! Sharing your experiences :)

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Kids! Sharing your experiences :)

Last year, I went to the farmer's market here in Dubuque, Iowa. I decided to try my hand at growing garlic. Twenty years ago, I tried and failed. This time the stakes were a bit higher. I was going to show my son how to do it.  FUN! So we planted our bulbs in the Fall, then winter came and BANG! They started to grow. My little helper worked hard to help me fence the garlic off. He cut the scapes off for me and we later made garlic scape pesto.  Talk about a HIT! Garlic Scape Pesto is the...

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