Almond growers need honeybees to survive. Beekeepers need almond growers to pay the bills. But as almonds boom, bees are struggling.
Everything we know is a lie.
There are certain times during the year when it's worth it to brave the labyrinthine lines at Trader Joe's. And each one of those times happens exclusively during the fall, when pumpkin spice and caramel apples crawl out from the floorboards and descend from the rafters to claim their annual shelf space.
"Will it pumpkin spice?" is the new "Will it waffle?" And, apparently, the answer is always a resounding yes. But some products lend themselves better to cinnamon and cloves than others--which is why we have tasted our way through all the pumpkin spice goods out there to find the best ones. Step aside, Skeleton Jack: These are the real kings of the pumpkin patch.
Do you eat KIND Bars, those ubiquitous fruit and nut bars wrapped in distinctive striped packaging? There's a good chance you do since they are the fastest growing snack company in the US. Last week, I heard Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, speak here in Jerusalem about his vision as a corporate citizen, and I was encouraged by what he said.
But there's plenty you can do to help.
If you don't have almond flour on hand, try a lemon blueberry bread! It's even simpler than this recipe as you just pour it all into one pan.
Getting bored of plain almonds? I was too. Until I discovered homemade Cajun Almonds. I don't know if I'll ever go back.
This time of year is simply the bees knees mainly because it's meant to be celebrated with comfort food, a new pair of boots and a cuddle buddy. The word "salad" may not scream cozy comfort food but that's because you haven't had a loaded fall harvest salad.
You're going to need some tasty treats for all this hostessing you're going to do and let's be real - there needs to be some bacon on the table. And chocolate. If there's no bacon, I probably won't come.
Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.
Not a fan of goat cheese? Substitute your favorite cheese. Try feta or mozzarella. Just about any cheese goes great in this salad.