Entries Tagged as 'winter'

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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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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Pommelo

February 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Citrus, pummelo

If you pride yourself on your pithy prose, then this is the fruit for you! Let’s talk about pith. Or actually, let’s learn a new word today — albedo. I heard this word on one of the tours at the UC Riverside Citrus Collection a few weeks ago and I jotted it down to look […]

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Bergamot Orange

January 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Citrus, orange

I finally got my hands on a bergamot orange this week and I have been scheming about what I’m going to do with the luscious rind. Heidi from 101 Cookbooks just happened to post a recipe for gorgeous citrus salts a few days ago, which are a definite possibility. But I am thinking I want […]

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Opal Apple

January 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Apple

What a surprise! This apple seems pretty late in the season to show up at my grocery store so I was delighted to see it just sitting there near the end cap. I know of course, that ALL apples just sit there. But for whatever reason when it is a fruit I’ve never seen (or […]

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Mango Orange | Vaniglia Sanguigno

January 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Citrus, Mango, orange

I realized this weekend that I do not have even one mango reviewed on this website. I was truly puzzled by this discovery because I would list the mango as one of my very favorite fruit of all time. It was the first “exotic” fruit introduced to me by my grandmother when I was five […]

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Aurora Apple

December 22nd, 2011 · 4 Comments · Apple

Despite having tasted over 45 different varieties of apples, I still find new ones just sitting there at the grocery store tucked between the Granny Smiths and Galas. I have to say that I am insanely lucky to live in Southern California. We just have so much access to so much! I’ve never really talked […]

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Clementine Cuties + the sweetest Christmas poem you’ll read this year

December 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Citrus, mandarin, orange

I have mentioned this briefly before, but when I was a little girl Santa always brought a nice plump orange to fill the toe of my stocking. Since then, I have heard repeatedly that people receive a clementine and when I saw these Cuties at the store, I had to pick them up. Even though […]

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Warren Pear

December 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Pear

I keep hearing about the Warren Pear! The WARREN PEAR! Oprah likes it. Martha likes it. The LA Times likes it. It was starting to feel ridiculous how much I was seeing this new-to-me variety pop up everywhere, which of course made my cynical side come out in full force. Why would Oprah and Martha […]

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Yuzu

December 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Citrus, cocktail

The Yuzu has been the darling of the high end culinary world for quite some time, so I’m not exactly sure why one hasn’t crossed my path before now. What I am sure of, is that I regret it. I should have gotten my hands on these years ago. For one thing, I’m working on […]

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