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 HISTORY OF CEVICHE Ceviche—shellfish cured…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Shortcake

This July 4th special from berry specialist Driscoll’s has a special taste twist: lime whipped cream. You get to clebrate the summer bounty of berries with this oversized mixed berry shortcake, while parading its patriotic colors. The whipped cream is subtly flavored with lime zest for a bright complement to the sweet berries and tender…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Orange Blossom Water

Orange blossom water is a by-product of distilling orange blossoms for oil. Look for the Cortas brand. Photo courtesy Cortas.   June 27th is National Orange Blossom Day. The small, white, delicate blossoms, once a favorite flower in bridal bouquets, are used to make orange blossom water (also called orange flower water), a clear, aromatic…
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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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