FOOD FUN: Mandarinquats

[1] Mandarinquats at Eataly | Chicago (photo courtesy Eataly). [2] Mandarinquats close up (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Cross-breeding fruits and vegetables to discover a desirable hybrid is an ongoing task among breeders everywhere. (Hybridization is the same as cross-breeding.) You may have come across apriums and plucots, both of which are crosses of apricots…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Clementines

Today’s tip comes from guest blogger Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog. Her recommendation: clementines, a small mandarin. Note that it’s a “mandarin,” not a “mandarin orange”; the two are separate genuses (more about that below). But even Produce Pete calls clementines and mandarins “oranges,” so do what you can to spread the truth. “I’m infusing…
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