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: Dig Into Some Ruby Red Grapefruit

  One thing we love about January is arrival of delicious Ruby Red grapefruit. January through March are the peak months for the delicious fruit from Texas. Grapefruit began life as an accidental hybrid of an orange and a pomelo, in 18th-century Barbados. For 100 years or so, the sour fruit was grown as an…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Red Grapefruit For Festive Accents

Rio Red, Ruby Red and other red grapefruitvarieties add a Valentine accent. Photocourtesy Texasweet.com.   Still thinking about what to serve on Valentine’s Day? Much of what you decide to make can be accented with red grapefruit segments. Red grapefruit is a mutation of a pink grapefruit discovered in the 1920s. (Pink grapefruit itself is…
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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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