FRUIT: Ugly And Uniq

The Ugli fruit has inner beauty, and snappy citrus flavor. Photo courtesy Uglifruit.org.   Our recent daily tips have included vegetables to cure the winter doldrums. That goes for fruits, too. Take the Uniq fruit, wrinkled and rough with splotchy coloring and surface scarring. Its skin is wrapped very loosely over the pulp. It’s the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Eggplant Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant relish or eggplant salad, made from capers, eggplant, onion, pine nuts and tomatoes, usually served as a side dish or relish, part of an antipasto. In Sicily it’s called capunata. As with any recipe, there are numerous variations, including the addition of carrots, celery, green bell peppers, olives, potatoes, or…
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PRODUCT: Honeycrisp Apples

A glorious Honeycrisp apple. Photo courtesy A.A. Modts Apple Farm.   While October is National Apple Month and September 20th is International Eat An Apple Day, today is Eat A Red Apple Day. Our favorite apple is the Honeycrisp, developed at the University Of Minnesota and released in 1991. Beloved for its crisp flesh, juiciness…
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RECPE: Ambrosia Salad For Fall & Winter

[1] Ambrosia salad, spiced up with a bit of jalapeño (photo © Melissa’s). [2] A basic ambrosia salad, with just mandarins, pineapple and coconut, with a bonus of mini marshmallows (photo © Ezume Images | Panther Media). [3] This ambrosia salad uses pineapple, mandarins, maraschino cherries, green grapes, mini marshmallows, and sweetened shredded coconut. The…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Whiskey Sour Day

Whiskey Sour. Photo by Lognetic | Fotolia.   August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day. We’ll drink to that! The Whiskey Sour is one of the most famous of the classic cocktails, one that survived Prohibition, which saw the fall into obscurity of many other classics of the time (Satan’s Whiskers, anyone). Those that survived…
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