TIP OF THE DAY: Reuse Citrus Rinds As Mini Bowls

As you cook your way through the holidays, consider saving the shells (whole rinds) of halved, juiced lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. You can repurpose them as mini serving bowls—for sides, desserts, condiments and more. First, use a serrated grapefruit spoon or other implement to scrape out the empty juice sacs—but leave the white pith…
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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: Peel A Grapefruit Or Orange With Ease

If you enjoy grapefruit regularly, treat yourself to this snazzy double grapefruit knife. Photo courtesy RSVP. Grapefruit and oranges are excellent snacks and ingredients. We love to add them to green salads and light sauces for fish and seafood. And we have a passion for grapefruit sorbet and granita. But grapefruit can be difficult to…
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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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RECIPES: Go Grapefruit!

Isn’t this special: Rio Star Grapefruit & Apple Mint Sushi Roll With Honey Chili Dipping Sauce. Photo courtesy TexaSweet. Grapefruit is in season, healthy (full of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber and lycopene) and flavorful. Go for Rio Star Grapefruit, Rio Red, Ruby Red or Star Ruby grapefruit varieties and you’ve got a beautiful…
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