Entries Tagged as 'summer'

Keitt Mango

September 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Mango

I have had three grandmothers in my life and they couldn’t be more different. One I barely knew as she had dementia and lived in a nursing home most of my life. One is still alive and is extraordinarily prim and proper. The last time I ate breakfast at her home, she removed the jam [...]

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Frog Hollow Farms Peaches

August 20th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Peach

Ohhhhh. Today’s post is a woozy doozy. I’m giving away a box of sweet, succulent peaches to one of you! Well… I’m not actually giving them away — Frog Hollow Farms is doing it, but I’m taking all the credit. Because I can. They don’t get to look at this post first – haha! … [...]

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Charentais Melon

August 7th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Melon

I know it says charentais melon up there at the top and that’s true; but what is also true is that this is a canteloupe — a real one. Not one of those impostor musk melons calling themselves canteloupes at the grocery store and farmer’s markets. I talked about this briefly a few weeks ago [...]

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French Baby Melon

July 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Melon

I’m sitting here trying to figure out how to introduce one of the very best cantaloupe varieties I’ve ever had when I know for a fact it isn’t actually a cantaloupe. I could just tell you about the best musk melon I’ve had, but for most people that won’t mean anything. So let me just [...]

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Seedless Concord Grapes

July 19th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Grape

Do you know what the main problem is with seedless concord grapes? … … THE SEEDS! … Every single time I have purchased seedless concord grapes they have had seeds. Every time. It took me 45 minutes to de-seed these seedless grapes so I could make David Lebovitz’s concord grape pie using this to-die-for crust. [...]

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Angelcot Apricots

July 13th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Apricot

Seems like on this Friday the 13th I should start with some confessions. How that relates to the 13th? No idea. Just seems right. And who am I to question these things. Confession #1: It was only this week that I admitted I truly love fruit. Oh, I know this site has existed for three [...]

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Fruit Maven’s Guide to Peaches!

May 25th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Peach

I found myself up in Santa Monica this past week visiting the famed farmer’s market there and was truly blown away by the quality of fruit on those tables. I had been once before on the weekend and couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about, but apparently vendors pull out all the stops for [...]

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Christmas Fig

December 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Fig

If you happen to be the person I accidentally elbowed at the farmer’s market while yelling “OMG! Are those Christmas Figs?” and barreling my way to the table, then this is the fruit for you!

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September Yummy Plum

December 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Plum

If you find yourself humming songs in the grocery store that go a little something like, “Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy and I feel like alovin’ you,” then this is the fruit for you! (If you do not know this song, please just stop and go over to youtube and listen [...]

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Anna Apple

November 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Apple

You would think that people would give me fruit to try all the time since I’m the Fruit Maven and all, but alas you would be wrong. Actually I am rarely on the receiving end of exciting fruit, which is ok I suppose since my close friends aren’t exactly as obsessed with finding the next [...]

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