TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Lychees

A peeled lychee. Photo courtesy Baldor Food.   Lychee is a a tropical evergreen fruit tree native to southern China. The evergreen grows wild in southern China, northern Vietnam and Cambodia, although there is evidence that it has been cultivated since around 2000 B.C.E. Today it grows throughout southeast Asia, notably in southern Japan, India,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Sorbabes Gourmet Sorbet

It looks like ice cream, but it’s sorbet: amazing peanut butter banana sorbet with a fudge swirl. Photo courtesy Sorbabes.   You’ve never tasted sorbet like this before,” says Sorbabes. And they’re spot on. The Sorbabes (as in sorbet babes) are two friends who met in New York City and followed their calling as specialty…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Learn About Lychee

Fresh lychee (pronounced LIE-chee, not LEE-chee, after the Cantonese lai chi) is now coming into season. Take the time to seek out this wonderfully exotic fruit. Delicately sweet, beautifully aromatic and very juicy, this subtropical fruit is native to Southeast Asia. The small fruits, up to 1.5 inches in diameter, have a thin skin that…
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