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Autumn Preserving, Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th Oct 2014

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smpreservingoct20120079.jpgIn partnership with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops. We cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make five you can take home.

You will learn about sterilising jars, using sugar, salt and vinegar correctly as preservatives, reaching ‘setting point’ for jams and jellies, safe bottling and more. Class sizes are kept small (max 8 people) and very hands-on. As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.



At the Autumn workshops we will make (subject to produce availability):

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Hedgerow jelly

Chilli jam

Piccalilli

Pear, squash & date chutney

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smAutumnPreserving20130020.jpg"Thanks again for such a brilliant day and for sharing your wonderful skills. I can't believe how much we made and how much I learned in your lovely kitchen!"
"Great fun!  My preserves are looking so pretty on my shelf I don't want to eat them! Thank you again for a fabulous day.  Your relaxed but professional style of teaching was just perfect. Looking forward to visiting again."

"The pace was just right- a good combination of a bit of the science behind preserving, a hands on approach to learning, and the opportunity to chat and discuss. I think the size of the class was ideal."

See photos from previous Autumn Preserving workshops here and here.

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Dates: Friday 3rd October 2014, repeated Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October

Time: 10am - 3pm

Location: London N5

Price: £80, or two for £144 (includes lunch with wine)

To book: email Anna Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place. Thank you.

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Cooking Club, Tues 12th & Weds 13th March 2013

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smsalad0001.jpgThe Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please. At each class we cook a seasonal vegetarian supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. This class is perfect for those who want to eat seasonally and are after a little recipe inspiration (as well as a fun night out).

SmPSB0001.jpgClasses are usually held on the second Tuesday and/or Wednesday of the month, 7pm-10pm. We cook together for a couple of hours - learning different culinary techniques each month - and then sit to enjoy a convivial dinner around the kitchen table with wine.

Come in March for inspiration for cooking seasonal stars such as purple sprouting broccolileeks, spinach, spring onions and bananas. The menu is usually set at the last minute so that the best seasonal produce available from Riverford at the time can be used.

smCCMarch20120006.jpg“I have thoroughly enjoyed these classes. I have learned many new skills and the classes have given me ideas on using seasonal vegetables. I have used many of the recipes again.”

“Thank you for another wonderfully inspiring and enjoyable evening.”


Date: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March 2013

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Location: London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price: £45 per person per class. Or £120 for 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book: Email Anna
Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place. Thank you.

Cooking Club, Tues 12th & Weds 13th Feb 2013

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smcookingclubpastry0001.jpgThe Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please. At each class we cook a seasonal vegetarian supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. This class is perfect for those who want to eat seasonally and are after a little recipe inspiration (as well as a fun night out).

smleeksalagrecque0007.JPGClasses are usually held on the second Tuesday and/or Wednesday of the month, 7pm-10pm. We cook together for a couple of hours - learning different culinary techniques each month - and then sit to enjoy a convivial dinner around the kitchen table with wine.

Come in February for inspiration for cooking seasonal stars such as potatoes, salsify, leeks, Jerusalem artichokes and blood oranges. The menu is usually set at the last minute so that the best seasonal produce available from Riverford at the time can be used.

carrotorangecreamsoup.jpg“I have thoroughly enjoyed these classes. I have learned many new skills and the classes have given me ideas on using seasonal vegetables. I have used many of the recipes again.”

“Thank you for another wonderfully inspiring and enjoyable evening.”


Date: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February 2013

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Location: London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price: £45 per person per class. Or £120 for 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book: Email Anna
Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place. Thank you.

Spring preserving workshops, Fri 27th & Sat 28th April 2012

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smPreservingClassesJune20110027.jpgIn partnership with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops.  We cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make five you can take home.

You'll learn about sterilising jars, using sugar, salt and vinegar correctly as preservatives, reaching ‘setting point’ for jams and jellies, safe bottling and more. Class sizes are kept small and very hands-on.  As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.  

smmixedpickles0001.jpgAt the Spring workshops we will make:

Rhubarb, cranberry & anise chutney
Lebanese pickled beetroots & turnips
Spiced carrot jam
Proper pickled eggs
Bengal ginger & chilli chutney
Wild garlic pesto, if available

The exact menu may change slightly nearer the time when we know what produce the fields will be yielding!

“Thank you for a really inspiring and enjoyable day Spring Preserving.  It’s just amazing what was produced and it made for an excellent Mothering Sunday! The atmosphere was so good and you really create a great event.  I look forward to the next.”

“I greatly enjoyed the workshop.  I thought there was the right combination of instruction, hands on experience and nice people.  The lunch provided was delicious.”


Dates:  Saturday 28th April 2012, repeated Friday 27th and/or Sunday 29th according to demand

Time:  10am - 3pm

Location:  London N5

Price:  £70 (includes lunch with wine)

To book:  email Anna  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.


Winter preserving workshops, Fri 3rd & Sat 4th Feb 2012

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IMG_0124.JPGpreserved lemons.JPGIn partnership with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops.  We cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make five you can take home.

You'll learn about sterilising jars, using sugar, salt and vinegar correctly as preservatives, reaching ‘setting point’ for jams and jellies, safe bottling and more. Class sizes are kept small and very hands-on.  As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.  

The February workshops will be a citrus extravaganza and include (subject to produce availability):

Smmumsmarmalade0014.JPGSeville orange marmalade
Moroccan preserved lemons
Grapefruit curd
Spiced pickled oranges
Blood orange & port jelly or
Cumberland sauce

"Thanks again for such a brilliant day and for sharing your wonderful skills. I can't believe how much we made and how much I learned in your lovely kitchen!"

"The pace was just right- a good combination of a bit of the science behind preserving, a hands on approach to learning, and the opportunity to chat and discuss. I think the size of the class was ideal."

Dates:  Friday 3rd, repeated Saturday 4th February 2012

Time:  10am - 3pm

Location:  London N5

Price:  £70 (includes lunch with wine)

To book:  email Anna  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

Cooking Club, Tues 8th & Weds 9th March 2011

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Smjartichokeprawn0002.jpgThe Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  Classes are usually held on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, 6-10pm.  At each class we cook a seasonal supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. 

Each class focuses on different produce and culinary techniques, so if you attend several they form a course.  You will develop knife skills and learn easy but delicious dishes you can repeat at home.

Classes end with an informal meal together around the table with some good wine, and recipes to take home. 

SmMoroccanClass0805100010.JPG"I learnt so much and had a great time too as always!"

"I really learnt a lot about techniques, flavours and much much more, met some interesting and kind people and am looking forward to next one."

Example menu for winter 2010:
(exact menus depend on ingredient availability and guests’ preferences)
 
Jerusalem artichoke soup with chive and chilli oils
Leek, onion & cheddar quiche with winter coleslaw
Apple choux pastry puffs with Calvados cream


Date:  Tuesday 8th, repeated Wednesday 9th March 2011

Time:  6 - 10pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £40 per person per class.  Or £35 if you book 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book:  Email Anna
  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

Winter preserving workshops, 11th, 12th & 13th Feb 2011

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SmPreservingClass0603100005.JPGpreserved lemons.JPGIn association with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops.  I cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make five you can take home.

You will learn about sterilising jars, using sugar, salt and vinegar correctly as preservatives, reaching ‘setting point’ for jams and jellies, safe bottling and more. Class sizes are kept small (max 8 people) and very hands-on.  As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.  

The February workshops will be a citrus extravaganza and include the likes of (subject to produce availability):

Smmumsmarmalade0014.JPGSeville orange marmalade
Moroccan preserved lemons
Grapefruit curd
Spiced pickled oranges
Cumberland sauce
Blood orange & port jelly

Dates:  Friday 11th, repeated Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February 2011

Time:  10am - 3pm on Friday and Saturday; 11am - 4pm on Sunday

Location:  London N5

Price:  £60 (includes light lunch)

To book:  email Anna  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

"Thanks again for such a brilliant day and for sharing your wonderful skills. I can't believe how much we made and how much I learned in your lovely kitchen!"

"The pace was just right- a good combination of a bit of the science behind preserving, a hands on approach to learning, and the opportunity to chat and discuss. I think the size of the class was ideal."

Cooking Club, Tues 8th & Weds 9th February 2011

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smbeetrootrisotto0007.JPGThe Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  Classes are usually held on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, 6-10pm.  At each class we cook a seasonal supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. 

Each class focuses on different produce and culinary techniques, so if you attend several they form a course.  You will develop knife skills and learn easy but delicious dishes you can repeat at home.

Classes end with an informal meal together around the table with some good wine, and recipes to take home. 

SmMoroccanClass0805100010.JPG"Thank you so much for another absolutely brilliant class."

"I really learnt a lot about techniques, flavours and much much more, met some interesting and kind people and am looking forward to next one."

Example menu for winter 2010:
(exact menus depend on ingredient availability and guests’ preferences)
 
Crispy parsnip chips with aioli
Beetroot risotto with chilli & goat's cheese
Lemon soufflé with vanilla shortbread


Date:  Tuesday 8th, repeated Wednesday 9th February 2011

Time:  6 - 10pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £40 per person per class.  Or £35 if you book 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book:  Email Anna
  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

Riverford at Blackheath Cooks, first Tuesday of the month

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bcooks-header.jpgBlackheath Cooks is a fantastic new cookware shop and cookery school in Blackheath, southeast London.  On the first Tuesday of each month I'll be there using Riverford's lovely organic produce for hands-on informal cooking classes. 

We'll be using the best of the season's vegetables and fruits to create a simple yet delicious meal which we'll enjoy at the end of the class with a glass of wine.  Whether you are a vegetarian, want more ideas for using up your veg box, need to improve your knife skills, or are just keen to eat more seasonally, then this course is for you!

smleeksalagrecque0007.JPGDates:  Tues 1st Feb, Tues 1st March, Tues 5th April, Tues 3rd May, Tues 31st May

Times:  10:30am - 2pm, repeated 6:30pm - 10pm

Location:  Blackheath Cooks, 31 Old Dover Road, London SE3 7BT

Price:  5 session course £270 (or £60 per session)

To book:  Download the course booking form from the Blackheath Cooks website, or call them on 020 8269 1331.

Riverford Cooks

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smredrussiankale0002.JPGRiverford delivers delicious veg boxes from its network of sister organic farms across England.  I have been a customer for some time and greatly admire their business ethics and the high quality of their produce.  I wrote about them in my book Eat Slow Britain - see here for an excerpt. 

Riverford Cooks is their initiative to get everyone cooking more vegetables.  As one of their network of Cooks, I give classes for customers and their friends, in homes, at my teaching kitchen and at Riverford HQ in Devon.  It's all about getting excited about seasonal vegetables and learning new ways to cook them.  Some of my Riverford classes are open to non-customers too (although we hope to persuade you of the joys of a veg box!) - so look out for dates.  And check out the Riverford Cooks website for more events and my Cook's profile

Cooking Club, Weds 8th Dec 2010

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Smcarrotorangecreamsoup.JPGThe Cooking Club is a series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  Classes are held on the second Wednesday of the month, 6-10pm.  At each class we cook a seasonal supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. 

Each class focuses on different produce and culinary techniques, so if you attend several they form a course.  You will develop knife skills and learn easy but delicious dishes you can repeat at home.

Classes end with an informal meal together around the table with some good wine, and recipes to take home. 

SmMoroccanClass0805100010.JPG“I adored the food we made - it looked and tasted amazing.  It was all really good quality and a step up from the basics, and I would make it at home.”

“Thank you so much - learning  some different techniques and being inspired to try new dishes rather than 'same-old' was such a fillip.”

“Wonderful as always!”


Example menu for winter 2010:

(exact menus depend on ingredient availability and guests’ preferences)
 
Carrot soup with orange flower cream & spicy almonds
Roasted vegetable lasagne
Beetroot chocolate brownies
with cream


Date:  Wednesday 8th December 2010

Time:  6 - 10pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £40 per person per class.  Or £35 if you book 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book:  Email Anna

Cooking Club, Weds 10th Nov 2010

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smvegcouscous0002.JPGThe Cooking Club is a series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  Classes are held on the second Wednesday of the month, 6-10pm.  At each class we cook a seasonal supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. 

Each class focuses on different produce and culinary techniques, so if you attend several they form a course.  You will develop knife skills and learn easy but delicious dishes you can repeat at home.

Classes end with an informal meal together around the table with some good wine, and recipes to take home. 

SmMoroccanClass0805100010.JPG“I adored the food we made - it looked and tasted amazing.  It was all really good quality and a step up from the basics, and I would make it at home.”

“Thank you so much - learning  some different techniques and being inspired to try new dishes rather than 'same-old' was such a fillip.”

“Wonderful as always!”


Example menu for autumn/winter 2010:

(exact menus depend on ingredient availability and guests’ preferences)
 
Orange, olive and onion salad
Couscous aux sept legumes with harissa
Apple choux pastry puffs with calvados cream



Date:  Wednesday 10th November 2010

Time:  6 - 10pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £40 per person per class.  Or £35 if you book 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book:  Email Anna

Preserving workshops, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Oct 2010

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smquincejelly0001.JPGIn association with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops.  I cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make four or five you can take home.

You will learn about sterilising jars, using sugar, salt and vinegar correctly as preservatives, reaching ‘setting point’ for jams and jellies, safe bottling and more. Class sizes are kept small (max 8 people) and very hands-on.  As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.  

smpreservingclassesjune0009t.jpgThe October workshops will include (subject to produce availability):

Herbed apple jelly
Squash & date chutney
Lemon curd
Bottled pears in red wine
Quince cheese (membrillo)



Dates:  Friday 22nd, repeated Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2010

Time:  10am - 3pm on Friday and Saturday; 11am - 4pm on Sunday

Location:  London N5

Price:  £60 (includes light lunch)

To book:  email Anna

Cooking Club, Weds 13th Oct 2010

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smquinces0003.JPGThe Cooking Club is a series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  Classes are held on the second Wednesday of the month, 6-10pm.  At each class we cook a seasonal supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. 

Each class focuses on different produce and culinary techniques, so if you attend several they form a course.  You will develop knife skills and learn easy but delicious dishes you can repeat at home.

Classes end with an informal meal together around the table with some good wine, and recipes to take home. 

SmMoroccanClass0805100010.JPG“I adored the food we made - it looked and tasted amazing.  It was all really good quality and a step up from the basics, and I would make it at home.”

“Thank you so much - learning  some different techniques and being inspired to try new dishes rather than 'same-old' was such a fillip.”

“Wonderful as always!”


Example menu for autumn 2010:
(exact menus depend on ingredient availability and guests’ preferences)
 
Twice-baked mushroom soufflés with tarragon sauce
Jerusalem artichoke tart with beetroot remoulade
Slow-roast quinces with clotted cream



Date:  Wednesday 13th October 2010

Time:  6 - 10pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £40 per person per class.  Or £35 if you book 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book:  Email Anna

Cooking Club, Weds 8th Sept 2010

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figplumtart.JPGThe Cooking Club is a series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  Classes are held on the second Wednesday of the month, 6-10pm.  At each class we cook a seasonal supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits.  

Each class focuses on different produce and culinary techniques, so if you attend several they form a course.  You will develop knife skills and learn easy but delicious dishes you can repeat at home. 

Classes end with an informal meal together around the table with some good wine, and recipes to take home. 

SmMoroccanClass0805100010.JPG“I adored the food we made - it looked and tasted amazing.  It was all really good quality and a step up from the basics, and I would make it at home.”

“Thank you so much - learning  some different techniques and being inspired to try new dishes rather than 'same-old' was such a fillip.”

“Wonderful as always!”


Example menu for early autumn 2010:
(exact menus depend on ingredient availability and guests’ preferences)
 
Autumn vegetable bagna cauda
Roast squash risotto with sage & chilli
Plum galette with custard
 

Date:  Wednesday 8th September 2010

Time:  6 - 10pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £40 per person per class.  Or £35 if you book 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

To book: 
Email Anna

Preserving workshops, 3rd & 4th Sept 2010

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smpreservingclassesjune0003t.jpgIn association with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops.  I cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make four or five you can take home. 

You will learn about sterilising jars, using sugar, salt and vinegar correctly as preservatives, reaching ‘setting point’ for jams and jellies, safe bottling and more.  Class sizes are kept small (max 8 people) and very hands-on.  As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.  

The September workshops will include (subject to produce availability):

smroastingtomatoes0001.JPGPlum jam
Mixed pickles
Summer berry cordial
Raspberry vinegar
Roasted tomato passata



Dates:  Friday 3rd, repeated Saturday 4th September

Time:  10am - 3pm

Location:  London N5

Price:  £60 (includes light lunch)

To book:  email Anna



Preserving workshops, 25th & 26th June 2010

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smbottledcherries0001.JPGTogether with Riverford Organic Vegetables, I am running a series of hands-on seasonal workshops on preserving fruit and vegetables.  The classes are ideal for beginners and cover all the basics of preserving.

Our June sessions will include:

Strawberry & rhubarb jam
Spicy courgette chutney
'Bread & butter' pickles
Bottled brandied cherries
Rhubarb cordial



There will be samples to taste and jars and recipes to take home.

Dates:  Friday 25th, repeated Saturday 26th June 2010

Time:  10am - 3pm

Location:  London N5

Price:  £60 (includes light lunch)

To book:  email Paul Jardine at Riverford Camden & Islington

Preserving workshops, 6th & 13th March 2010

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preserving-class.jpgTogether with Riverford Organic Vegetables, I am running a series of hands-on seasonal workshops on preserving fruit and vegetables.  The classes will be ideal for beginners and will cover all the basics of preserving.

Our March sessions will include:

Lacto-fermented Moroccan preserved lemons
Pickled beetroot with horseradish
Orange marmalade
Spicy carrot chutney
Grapefruit curd


There will samples to taste and jars and recipes to take home.

Dates:  Saturday 6th, repeated Saturday 13th March 2010

Time:  10am - 3pm

Location:  London N5

Price:  £50 (includes light lunch)

To book:  email Paul Jardine at Riverford Camden & Islington

 

Vegetable box cooking classes

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Do you get a weekly organic vegetable box but rarely use it all up?  Are there wrinkly beetroots, swedes and turnips lurking at the back of your fridge, making you feel guilty? 

Well, you're not alone.  Surveys have found that the majority of veg box customers have trouble getting through their box, mainly due to limited cooking time, low culinary confidence, and lack of recipe inspiration.

SmPreservingClass0603100004.JPGI've recently joined a new scheme, run by veg box kings, Riverford Organic, to help more people make more use of their beautiful vegetables.  I'm offering small cooking classes in London for Riverford customers and their friends, and getting involved with other exciting Riverford events. 

You can read more about it here, and join Riverford's new Community of Cooks here.  Pictures of my first class - on preserving winter fruits and vegetables - are here.
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