TIP OF THE DAY: Winter’s Seasonal Fruit, Citrus

While many delightful fruits have gone “on hiatus” until next summer, winter is not without its comforts: citrus fruits. Get your fill of the winter citrus bounty, and especially seek out varieties you haven’t had before. All of the following are different species in the Citrus genus: order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.   BLOOD ORANGES A…
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RECIPE: Raw Scallops With Grapefruit

Raw scallops and grapefruit. Use dill or fennel fronds for decoration. Photo by Glen Allsop courtesy Estela Restaurant | NYC.   Before the tastiest citrus goes away until next season, consider this super-easy yet elegant (and low-calorie!) first course. Estela Restaurant in New York City made it with small “cocktail” grapefruits, but we added some…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Blood Oranges

Blood oranges—also called blush oranges and Maltese oranges, among other names—are in high season now. We look forward to them all year, contenting ourselves with the excellent bottled blood orange juice from Italian Volcano (organic and kosher) when we can’t squeeze our own. Blood oranges are believed to be a mutation of the sweet orange…
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PRODUCT: “Creamsicle” White Chocolate With Blood Orange Ganache

In the days before air conditioning, it wasn’t easy to sell fine chocolates in the summer. Cocoa butter, one of the major components of chocolate (the one that provides the creamy, luscious mouthfeel), melts at 93.4°F to 98°F. Hot weather can make a mess of a chocolatier’s hard work. To beat the heat, many chocolatiers…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Good Oranges

From the name, blood oranges should be in season at Halloween. But these wonders are in stores right now. Even our local supermarket has them! They look exactly like regular oranges on the outside, but their inside flesh is a deep rosy red color; and the flavor is a cross between orange and raspberry—some people…
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