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Jennifer Woods

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    July 10, 2012

    10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix

    See also: 15 Spots for Late-Night Eats in Greater Phoenix See also: 10 Favorite Cold (and Frozen!) Phoenix Foods Haven't you always wanted to have a list of awesome drive thrus that are locally owned and operated? Ya, we did, too. So we came up with our own list. Some require you to order ahead o ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Quick and Thrifty Breakfast at Los Compadres

    In an effort to make Mom proud, Chow Bella's taking a good, hard look at the most important meal of the day in the form of Scrambled, a mash-up of breakfast recipes, news and reviews of local restaurants serving the a.m. crowd. We'd been passing the Seventh Avenue location of Los Compadres and noti ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    The 2012 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Inductees Are . . .

    Starting off the Scottsdale Culinary Festival for 2012 was last night's invite-only Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame cocktail party presented by the Scottsdale League of the Arts held at Technique Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Old Town Scottsdale. It was a nice juxtaposition ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Urban Farm Nursery and Home Ec Department Part of Major Redevelopment at Former Citrus Nursery in North Central Phoenix

    There's new life -- literally -- at an old citrus nursery on 12th Street just north of Glendale Ave. in North Central Phoenix. It's the brand new Urban Farm Nursery (the first all edible nursery in Phoenix) and its education component, The Home Ec Department. In the somewhat near future, the spot ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Luci's Breakfast: Colorful and Tasty, with a Rockin' Can't-Tell-the-Difference, Gluten-Free French Toast

    In an effort to make Mom proud, Chow Bella's taking a good, hard look at the most important meal of the day in the form of Scrambled, a mashup of breakfast recipes, news and reviews of local restaurants serving the a.m. crowd. We were craving breakfast during lunchtime hours so we headed to Luci's ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Corner Bakery Cafe's Breakfast Disappoints -- A Lot

    ​In an effort to make Mom proud, Chow Bella's taking a good, hard look at the most important meal of the day in the form of Scrambled, a mashup of breakfast recipes, news and reviews of local restaurants serving the a.m. crowd. Corner Bakery Cafe in Peoria is the setting for this week's Scrambled ... More >>

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    March 11, 2012

    Stuffed! Saturday at Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic 2012

    This is what spring in Arizona is all about, people. Fresh air, sun, smiling happy guests and some rockin' Arizona food at the Devoured Phx Culinary Classic. Here's how it went down on Saturday with our favorite booths and people.

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    February 6, 2012

    Duck and Decanter Now Serving Breakfast All Day Long

    Photos: Jennifer Woods​ In an effort to make Mom proud, Chow Bella's taking a good, hard look at the most important meal of the day in the form of Scrambled, a mashup of breakfast recipes, news and reviews of local restaurants serving the a.m. crowd. We wanted to try the breakfast (now being ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Blood, Bones and Butter Signing at Changing Hands Bookstore Last Night with Gabrielle Hamilton

    ​ For those of you who couldn't make it to Changing Hands Bookstore last night for Gabrielle Hamilton's packed house -- the very last stop of her paperback tour -- here's what you missed: We found out that Hamilton's marriage has, in fact, ended and that she has returned to Italy, though only ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Lon's at the Hermosa Meet-and-Greet with Chef Jeremy Pacheco

    Photo: Jennifer WoodsAji pepper-marinated royal red shrimp with garden citrus, avocado, shaved vegetables & yuzu vinaigrette ​ We walked into Lon's at the Hermosa Tuesday evening just as the sun was setting and turning a bright orange -- while everything else on the horizon turned into one b ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    In Season: Asian Ramen Noodle Salad with Cabbage, Carrots and I'itoi Onions

    Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using cabbage, carrots and i'itoi onions

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    January 24, 2012

    In Season: Big Ol' Garden Smoothie

    Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using that extra bag of greens (spinach would be great here) and frozen or fresh fruit.

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    January 24, 2012

    Once Only Available to Chefs, Sogno Toscano Olive Oil Gaining Popularity with the Public at Scottsdale Fashion Square

    Jennifer Woods Glenn Wagner, Vice President of Sales - Retail Division for Sogno Toscano ​While doing some evening mall errands at Scottsdale Fashion Square earlier this month, we noticed an olive oil kiosk named "Olive Oil Boutique." At first we weren't too excited; this appe ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Five Ways to Eat Better in 2012

    ​It's a new year and we've made ourselves so happy and so sick on sweets and treats this holiday season -- and it shows in that uncomfortable waistline snug and tug. We've got a remedy:

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    December 20, 2011

    In Season: Nutmeg-Spiced Apple Spinach Juice

    Jennifer Woods​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week to see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using spinach.

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    December 13, 2011

    In Season: Rosemary Roasted Turnips

    Jennifer Woods​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using turnips.

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    December 6, 2011

    In Season: Pumpkin Puree

    Jennifer Woods Homemade pumpkin puree is quite light orange. I'm not sure why the canned stuff is so deep brown-orange in color.​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    A Sneak Peek at the Third Annual Tour De Coops Self-Guided Open House and New Bike Tour on Saturday, December 3

    ​The third annual Tour de Coops, presented by the Valley Permaculture Alliance, is planned for 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at coops all over metro Phoenix. We got a sneak peek at some backyard chickens, ducks, and quail. Check out our preview of Boho Farm and Home's layers and me ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    In Season: Frozen Chopped "Spinach"

    ​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using turnip greens.

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    November 22, 2011

    In Season: Tofu and Bok Choy in Lemongrass Broth

    ​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using bok choy.

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    November 15, 2011

    In Season: Green Chile Cheeseburgers with Tomato

    Jennifer WoodsWhy, yes, there are sweet potato chips on that plate. Dinner took me forever because of them, but it was tasty.​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    "Magnetic Tongue" Developed to Taste Differences in Canned Tomatoes

    Jennifer Woods​Canned tomato producers are outsourcing our taste buds to robots. We spotted a New Scientist article via The Food Section and were completely fascinated that researchers from the University of Copenhagen have come up with a "magnetic tongue" that mimics a human's ability to ta ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    In Season: Pizza-Oven-Style Pizza with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Topped with Arugula Salad

    Jennifer Woods​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm making a fresh pizza sauce with a tomato and topping it with dressed arugula.

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    October 24, 2011

    Chow Bella Book Club Interview with Kathleen Flinn from Kitchen Counter Cooking School

    Jennifer Woods ​You probably know by now all about the Chow Bella Book Club and our partnership with Changing Hands Bookstore. If you need to get caught up, I wrote all about it a few weeks ago. While you're reading October's selection, Kitchen Counter Cooking School, I thought you might en ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Dr. Weil Wants You To Eat Your Sardines

    Jennifer Woods Dr. Andrew Weil and Chef Michael Stebner looking happy to talk shop about good-for-you-food.​Yesterday we got you the lastest heathful food scoop from Dr. Andrew Weil and Chef Michael Stebner at the cooking demo/tasting/discussion about vegetarian/veganism (and such) at True ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Watermelon Juice in a Fancy Glass

    ​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using watermelon.

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    October 7, 2011

    Tamales, Produce, Dairy and Food Trucks at New Saturday Morning North Central Phoenix Farmers' Market

    ​ There's a new Saturday morning farmers' market perfect for the North Central Phoenix post-soccer family crowd. It's called the Central Farmers' Market and it's weekly on Saturday mornings (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at the CrossRoads United Methodist Church on the SE corner of Central and Northern.

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    September 29, 2011

    Front of the House Restaurant Gadget: Do You Know What This Is?

    ​We went out with friends this weekend and were taken aback by something new we saw near our table. We wanted to share this cool gadget that might be the next new trend at Valley restaurants. Here's a picture of it. We love the modern sleek design. Do you have any idea what this is or what it's ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    In Season: Vanilla Honeydew Shake with Cardamom

    Since we've gotten close to making a complete seasonal circle, and getting close to roots and shoots season, we thought we'd start morphing In Season posts into something new. The idea: check out what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share (or part of ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    In Season: Tomatillos

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce.This week's harvest: Tomatillos Jennifer Woods​ If you're not used to cooking with them, tomatillos can be the black sheep of summer pro ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Topps Puts Celebrity Chefs on Baseball Cards. Batter Up!

    Jennifer Woods​ So my baseball card enthusiast husband tosses me an Iron Chef "Marc Forgione" baseball card the other night.  "Hey, you should write about this for Chow Bella, I wonder if anyone knows that they're putting chefs on baseball cards." And so here we are. If you notice ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    In Season: Eggs

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Eggs Jennifer Woods​ Ok, so eggs are "in season" most all of the time -- though production varies throught the year. ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    In Season: Amaranth Greens

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Amaranth Greens Jennifer Woods​ Amaranth has come into favor with the healthful properties of the seeds (which can be ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Chrysa Robertson at Downtown PHX Market Tomorrow for Summer Chef Series, and a Peek at Aaron Chamberlin's Session from Last Saturday

    Jennifer Woods​ The Summer Chef Series -- Saturday afternoons through the beginning of September at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market -- has to be the best way to escape the heat, meet fellow food folks, learn something new in the kitchen, get fed, sip a variety of local wines, and lose ourselves ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    In Season: Cucumbers

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce.This week's harvest: Cucumbers Jennifer Woods The cute little Kirby cucumber, perfect for pickles.​ Cucumbers are not just for slicing ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    In Season: Sweet Corn

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Sweet corn Jennifer Woods​ Did you know that you could hear the corn growing when it was quiet and still - especially ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Cascal Fermented Natural Soda: The Wine Cooler For Non-Winos

    Jennifer Woods​We heard about this product and just had to try it - Cascal. We love the Dry Sodas and we also love kombucha. We thought it'd be something like a blend of the two. It's marketed as a non-alcoholic wine-ish type product - especially with food pairing suggestions on the website and ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    In Season: Eggplant

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Eggplant Jennifer Woods​Eggplant is voluptuous, it feels good in your hands and tastes incredibly comforting - esp ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    New Summer Schedules at Valley Farmers' Markets

    Jennifer Woods​Summer in the Valley means wearing more sunscreen, drinking extra water and wide-brimmed hats. It also means tomatoes, corn, cukes and summer squash -- all the luscious summer vegetables we dream about all winter as we down those roots and greens. Those farmers are our there ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    In Season: Garlic

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce.This week's harvest: Garlic Jennifer Woods​You might be surprised to know that garlic is one of the prettiest plants in the field. The p ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Trailhead Bike Cafe Sets the Trend

    Jennifer WoodsTrailhead Bike Cafe ​Budget Travel recently listed what they consider to be the 5 hottest foodie trends right now. On the list: urban foraging, night markets, single item restaurants, bicycle cafes and rent-a-tree programs. We may not have all the items on the list, but we wer ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    In Season: Fennel

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce.This week's harvest: Fennel Jennifer Woods​When you pick up a fennel bulb at the market and give it a good once over, you nose might get ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    In Season: Artichokes

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Artichokes Jennifer WoodsArtichokes, a red-winged black bird, and part of the Phoenix skyline​ It's artichoke sea ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Count Calories Through Your iPhone Photos

    Jennifer Woods This morning's breakfast: Egg in a nest.​Counting calories is such a pain. We just want to eat and be happy. Ugh, but then we can't button our pants after too much blissful ignorance. Great, now what? Well, if you have an iPhone, there's totally an app for that. Fill Your Pla ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    In Season: Carrots

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Carrots ​Jennifer Woods​ Easter is this month and with the bunny coming and all, we thought we'd feature the beloved ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    In Season: Swiss Chard

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll teach you everything there is to know about local produce in our weekly series, In Season.  Today's harvest: Swiss Chard Jennifer Woods​ Swiss chard needs a new name. It makes me think of swiss chee ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    In Season: Mustard Greens

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Mustard Greens Jennifer Woods​ So, this week we're delving into the happy land of mustard greens. Mustard, for me, ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    In Season: Winter Squash

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Winter Squash. Jennifer WoodsClockwise from top left: buttercup, sweet dumpling, butternut, and spaghetti squash​ W ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    In Season: Kohlrabi

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll teach you everything there is to know about local produce. Starting this week, Jennifer Woods will bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare locally grown produce in a new weekly series called: In Season ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Jennifer Woods, What Are You Baking?

    courtesy of Jennifer Woods   Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating?" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing ... More >>

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