Entries Tagged as 'spring'

Navajo Berries (and how to prepare a disaster)

June 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Berry

I hope you didn’t misread the title. This isn’t a post about how to prepare FOR a disaster, but literally how to create one on your own. First you take an eight hour road trip with a four year old and you barely drink water because you don’t want lots of potty stops. Next you […]

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Olallieberries

June 4th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Berry

Sadly my experience with berries (beyond blueberries and strawberries) is pretty limited. In fact, it is so limited that I rarely eat them down here in San Diego because the ones we get are often either bland or ridiculously tart. Somehow a mouth full of eye watering, cheek puckering, slightly mushy, slightly fibrous fruit that […]

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Loquats

May 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Loquat

I’ve been trying to get my hands on some loquats for somewhere around two years. They aren’t that exotic and I’ve somehow procured far more difficult items, but the lowly loquat has always eluded me. Lots of people have these in their yards in southern California, just none of my friends apparently. And while I’ve […]

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Pixie Tangerine

May 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Citrus, Tangerine

I just ate three pixie tangerines for lunch without batting an eyelash. And they were good — really good. Don’t worry, I’m not going all fruitarian on you, I can barely succeed at simple things like limiting dairy. Last night I had macaroni and cheese for dinner and the meal before that included fries and […]

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Star Apple (Caimito)

May 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Apple, Sapote

I love brightly colored fruit. It takes what I already think is super fun and just multiplies it times a billion. Plus I’m a sucker for star patterns in fruit, so I was ecstatic when Specialty Produce let me know they had gotten a few of these in stock. Star apples, or caimitos are also […]

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10 Ways to Cook with Blueberries

April 30th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Berry, recipe

I’m feeling a little blue today, which is due in no small part to the fact that I would prefer to be announcing the availability of my alphabet book today, but due to some technical difficulties with Amazon, I can not. And I don’t know for how long things will be delayed. Sad, sad face. […]

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Mamey Sapote

April 24th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Sapote

It was an innocent Monday afternoon and I placed my latest prize on the table. I cut in to the one that looked the closest to perfect: a slight give in the skin, no obvious bruising, heavy flesh. It was a gorgeous orange and I ran my spoon in to the soft flesh as it […]

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White Indian Guava

April 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Guava

Does anything rhyme with guava? The topic of fruit seriously lends itself to rhyming and yet there are so many that have no rhyming words. You can grapple with apple but orange is just borange. See? I can’t communicate strongly enough how much this annoys me. How am I supposed to be cute and clever […]

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Lady Alice Apples

March 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Apple

Today is the first day of spring and we are smack dab in the middle of March, my least favorite month for fruit. I’m generally tired of citrus by this point (although Pixie and Shasta tangerines can still catch my eye here and there) and the lovely berries are just beginning to show up but […]

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Blueberries

March 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Berry

I’m embarrassed to admit this, even to myself…mostly to myself maybe…but…I think blueberries are my all time favorite fruit. There. I said it. These little bubbly blue globes make my heart jump ever time I open the refrigerator door. The funny thing about them is that I don’t necessarily crave blueberries. I never think, “Oohh […]

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