TIP OF THE DAY: Finger Limes

An import from the Australian outback, finger limes have quietly entered the realm of American produce. At the international Citrus Exhibition in 2004, California avocado grower Jim Shanley discovered this unusual Australian fruit. Envisioning endless opportunities with restaurateurs and home cooks, he planted the first trees in the U.S. in 2006. Five years later he…
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FOOD HOLIDAY RECIPE: Ceviche-Stuffed Avocado

June 28th is National Ceviche Day, honoring one of our favorite foods. If you’re a sashimi lover and haven’t tried ceviche, today’s the day. Another reason to eat lots of ceviche: It’s a low calorie, good-for you lunch or first course. And it’s been nourishing man since ancient times. The recipe for avocado stuffed with…
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Ways To Use Orange Blossom Water For National Orange Blossom Day

[1] Orange blossom water is a by-product of distilling orange blossoms for oil. Some products are clear, some have an orange tinge (photo © Nielsen-Massey). [2] Most brands are from the Middle East, where orange blossom water is a key ingredient in sweet and savory dishes and drinks (photo © Maureen Abood Market). [3] Hot…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Pudding With Strawberry Rose

It’s really easy to make this beautiful rose garnish. Photo courtesy Driscoll’s.   Here’s another special chocolate pudding recipe for National Chocolate Pudding Day, June 26th. Created by Driscoll’s, growers of premium berries, the elegant strawberry roses are actually very easy to make. Keep this recipe on file for anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and…
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