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Dried Strawberries in White Chocolate from Japan
Just sampled some strawberries in white chocolate from Japan this afternoon for lunch (picture below).  What's interesting is how dehydrated the strawberries are inside, they couldn't be bigger than the tip of my pinky finger.  Great texture...

Confirmation Bias: A Story from the Field
The idea of "confirmation bias", which is the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories, has been covered before in the abstract in this blog as being a route to erroneous judgment and mistakes on the...

Announcing the 2019 UCCE Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting
The 2019 UCCE Annual Strawberry Production Research meeting for the Central Coast is set to take place February 14 at the usual location at the Elk's Lodge in Watsonville. Even a cursory glance at the agenda below informs one that this is not your...

Bad Blood
I spent some time over the holidays doing some reading, and one intriguing book I finished was the recently published "Bad Blood" by John Carreyrou of the Wall Street Journal.  If you aren't familiar with the story, it's the...

Measuring Bed Temperatures Under Clear and Opaque Plastics
As most people in the berry industry, I believe quite strongly that there is a lot of variation in strawberry bed temperatures.  Sides that face the sun longer tend to be warmer and those that don't are cooler.  This consequently has...

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