pancetta dressing
November Fig Focus
So Many Sides for Thanksgiving Some people anticipate Thanksgiving side dishes while others pass the turkey. Find oodles of side dish ideas for your consideration, featuring premium Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Figs, plus tips on timing for what dishes can be made last minute and what can be made-ahead. Prep Ahead Chop and measure ingredients the day before for easy...
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golden figs
Black Figs and White Figs: Learn More
What do you know about black figs and white figs? Learn more about the differences between fig varieties and how California-grown dried figs including black Mission dried figs are preferred over Turkish figs. Premium Dried Figs from California In the lush, fertile Central Valley of California, fig orchards are so plentiful that Fresno, California is known as the Fig Capital...
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fig paste
Date Paste or Fig Paste — What’s the Difference?
Sticky sweet date paste has so many uses. But for some, it can be a bit too sweet. Have you ever considered fig paste as an alternative for date paste, a bulk ingredient you’ll find indispensable.  Read on to learn more and if you’re searching for date paste near me, you’ll be happy to hear we ship fig paste nationally....
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whipped feta cottage cheese and figs
Fig Extract Benefits + Blood Sugar: A Future for Figs & Controlled Sugar Levels?
by Lorelle Del Matto, MS, RDN At Valley Fig Growers, we’re always on the lookout for interesting information and new uses for figs. Recently a research article caught our attention that explored fig extract benefits, namely, how an extract of abscisic acid made from dried figs may provide health benefits (1). The study suggests that this extract may help to...
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fruit figs and yogurt
Whipped Cottage Cheese Recipes: Mini Meals and Snacks
by Lorelle Del Matto, MS, RDN, CD Protein-rich cottage cheese is having a moment right now. We recently jumped on the whipped cottage cheese trend, pairing it with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Figs in sweet and savory preparations, great for a mini-meal, appetizer, or snack like whipped cottage cheese dip. It’s a tasty blood sugar balancing combo for which you...
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fig jam star bread
Fall for Baking Szn
Fall for Baking Szn with us! For the second year, we’ve teamed up with our friends: C&H Sugar, Danish Creamery, Red Star Yeast, and Rodelle Vanilla on inspiration for all your fall baking. We focused on recipes that include our Sun-Maid Golden Figs, or you could use Orchard Choice Golden Figs. This fig variety has a subtly nutty flavor that’s...
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apple crisp
A Harvest of Ideas: October Fig Focus
Fruit to Fall for featuring Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs Pumpkin patches and apple orchards bring a taste of autumn, especially when paired with dried premium Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Figs. We’ve pulled together a cornucopia of ideas below to help bridge the shift into fall. Apples + Figs Pumpkin + Figs...
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sheetpan chicken fennel
Easy Chicken Dinners: Recipes | September Fig Focus
Winning Chicken Dinners Chicken is always a winner at dinner, so we’ve incorporated some of our most loved easy chicken dinners recipes. Weeknight meals require a particular kind of checklist. They need to be quick, filling, and not too many ingredients. Find easy chicken ideas for dinner that make meal planning a cinch or to cook for dinner tonight, featuring premium Sun-Maid...
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vegan fig fudgesicles
August Fig Focus
End of Summer is Sweet with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs This is the time of cookouts and cookies. Ice cream and iced lattes. Hot sunny days and no-cook nights. We’ve got you covered below with ideas for sweet endings, featuring Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Figs. ______________________________________________________________________ Go Frozen __________________ FEATURED VIDEO Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for...
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 fig tart flambe pizza
Pizza Contest Finalist: Peter Reinhart + the A-peel of Fig Pizza
Pepperoni pizza—supreme with sausage, beef, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and peppers— these are classic toppings on American pizza oven pizza dough, but at the California Milk Advisory Board pizza competition, Peter Reinhart introduced a new classic combination that evokes the spirit of California wine country in pizza: Four Cheese Balsamic Fig Tarte Flambé Pizza. This pizza was a finalist in the...
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