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Miracle Fruit

Did you know that there’s such a thing as a “miracle fruit” that can make just about everything taste a little bit sweeter? It’s one of nature’s oddities – a potentially life-saving food and a great all-around party trick – wrapped up in one.   We first came across the miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum, if […]

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Quick and easy lemonade - No boiling or simple syrup required!

Quick and Easy Lemonade

When your friend gives you fresh lemons from her tree, you make, well…lemonade. (Isn’t it crazy how home-grown lemons get to be so huge and take on such funny shapes?) Now we know that you have a million things to do, and you don’t have time to stand over the stove and cook simple syrup […]

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Chicken Pibil

‘Mexican Today’ and Fast-Track Chicken Pibil

Want to cook Mexican food…tonight? Your friend Pati Jinich, author of the new cookbook “Mexican Today,” is here to help. If  you don’t already know and love Jinich, you should (and will). She’s probably best known as the friendly and accessible chef and host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table. She’s also resident chef […]

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Romanesco – A Math Lover’s Vegetable

Behold the lovely Romanesco: This broccoli-related floret is the perfect spring shade of green and gold, and it winds around in seemingly endless patterns of perfect spirals. A part of the brassica family that was first grown in Italy, it’s also known as Roman cauliflower. Why are math lovers fascinated with Romanesco? Each bud consists […]

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Dragon Fruit Dessert

Colorful Dragon Fruit Dessert

The dragon fruit, in case you haven’t ever sliced into one, is a real show-stopper. Once it flashes its deep magenta flesh, the other fruits might as well give up. The intense purple coloring has that “I can’t believe there’s no filter” quality to it – and there’s a little part of your brain that […]

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Mangoes

Winter Fruit Week: Mangoes

Mangoes make you smile. Seriously: Just try to keep a mad face while you say the word ‘mango.’ You just can’t. These deliciously sweet and juicy fruits bring sunshine into every breakfast plate, smoothie, salad, or garnish you can imagine. That’s why they’re the perfect winter fruit to round out our Winter Fruit Week. One […]

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