October 13, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Idaho Potato Harvest Part 4: Idahoan Foods and Dehydrated Potatoes

Here we are at the Idahoan Foods plant in Lewisville, Idaho!  We have just learned how potatoes are dehydrated and made into potato flakes and dried potato slices.  We also had a chance to taste some delicious new potato casseroles … Continue reading

potato storage

October 11, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Idaho Potato Harvest Tour Part 2: All About Potatoes

Have you ever seen so many potatoes?   Imagine 13 billion pounds of potatoes…that’s how many are harvested each year in Idaho on 300,000 acres.  94 per cent of those potatoes are russets like these…and there are different varieties of russets … Continue reading

Jensen potato farm

October 10, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado’s Trip to Idaho with Idaho Potato Commission – Part 1

There are three things that I love to do more than anything else:  go new places, meet new people, and learn new things.  I’m sure this is one of the reasons I love blogging: there are so many opportunities to do … Continue reading

September 25, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado Goes to the Beach: Oceanside, California

Our avocado ranch is about 18 miles inland from the coast of California.  In fact, on a clear day we can actually see the Pacific Ocean from the ranch!  I have always wanted to go spend some time near the … Continue reading

September 17, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Cold Quinoa and Tuna Salad: Hot Weather, Cold Salad

I can’t remember having weather this crazy since I moved to Southern California in 1977.   There has been a hurricane off the coast of Mexico to the south,  and the weather here in San Diego has been very, very … Continue reading

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