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Cherries – Trivia and Information

With its cheery shape and color, as well as its sensual flavor and fragrance, the cherry enjoys universal popularity for its aesthetic and culinary value. Its original name in Latin meant “for the birds” for obvious reasons, but not...

Bananas – High in Potassium and Low in Sodium

Whether it’s sliced atop a bowl of cereal, mashed and infused throughout a hearty loaf of banana bread, or creamed into custard in a meringue pie, the banana is a versatile and beloved fruit. Bananas are one of the largest...

Melons – A Delicious Fruit Served Fresh

Melons are classified as a fruit, and although certainly sweeter than their squash and cucumber cousins, they do join those vine-growing vegetables as members of the same gourd family.  Melons are used in a variety of recipes, but are...

Oranges – A Delicious Treat Eaten out of Hand

Oranges are one of the most commonly enjoyed citrus fruits, whether as a delicious treat eaten out of hand, as a healthful beverage when juiced, or as a prized ingredient in many recipes from appetizer through dessert courses. Originally native...

How to Make Delicious Homemade Applesauce

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! And that apple can be a whole apple or apple-sauce. As long as you get the fiber into your body, you will benefit. Apples are a good source of both soluble and...

How to Kill Fruit Flies

It is truly amazing how fruit flies can materialize within hours of fresh fruit being brought into the house. Most people consider these pests nothing more than a nuisance, but they can contaminate food with bacteria and other disease-producing...

Mango – Trivia and Information

While the tropical fruit known as the mango may not be a common staple in many of our refrigerators, on many islands it is indeed the queen of fruits. This delectable fruit – reddish on the outside and yellow...

Blueberries – A High Levels of Antioxidants

Many people would not associate the world of high stakes poker with healthy eating, but for the big winner in the 2006 World Series of Poker, a nutritious snack made all the difference. Jamie Gold gives part of the...

Lemons and a Lemon Bar Recipe

With their myriad uses in food and drink recipes, lemons are an indispensable kitchen staple. It might come as no surprise that this fruit has been valued for its fragrance, flavor, and chemical properties for eons in cultures around...

Pineapple – Trivia and Information

Despite its longstanding public image as a Hawaiian fruit, the pineapple actually hails from South America. It did not take root in the islands until the 1790, when Captain James Cook brought it to Hawaii long after Spanish and...

Cinnamon – A Distinctively Fragrant Spice

Cinnamon, a distinctively fragrant spice associated with warm baked goods and holiday cheer in the West, has the honor of being one of the most expensive and sought after spices in history. The bark of a pretty evergreen tree native to Asia, usually the Cinnamomum verum or the Cinnamomum...

Origins of the Potato

Potatoes are one of the most common foods found today. But, do you ever wonder how this came to be. Where do potatoes come from? What is their history? The life of the potato began around 7,000 years ago in the high plateau of the Andean Mountains of South America,...

Basting a Turkey – Will it Improve the Taste?

There are three different kinds of turkeys most often available to the consumer. There are self-basting turkeys, kosher turkeys, and natural turkeys. Traditionally processed frozen turkey is labeled “basted'” or '“self-basting.'” This means that it has been injected with a solution intended to make it more flavorful and tender....

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