Four ways to ensure you’re making good chocolate choices
June 19, 2018
In a perfect world, we would only eat clementines, drink crystal-clear water, and munch on raw almonds at work. Of course, the real world presents situations that challenge that paradigm: three o’clock chocolate cravings and coworkers with candy bowls on their desks that brim with leftover Easter...
Have 10 pounds of strawberries? Here's what to do!
June 1, 2018
So you’ve visited the U-pick farm and enjoyed the hard but rewarding work of picking pint after pint of strawberries. But what should you do with your bounty when you get it home? After I’ve unloaded the bags and plastic containers onto every available surface in my kitchen, the first thing I do is...
U-pick farms let you harvest your own dinner
May 25, 2018
Imagine sitting down to a dinner of roasted asparagus, chicken with rosemary, butter lettuce salad, and rhubarb pie. Now imagine that you picked the asparagus, rosemary, lettuce, and rhubarb with your own hands. No matter what state you live in, there are U-pick farms where you can spend a few...
4 ways to enjoy avocados more sustainably
March 9, 2018
It’s certainly no secret that we’re eating more avocados. Guacamole, avocado egg boats, grain bowls topped with avocado. Avocado toast has become so ubiquitous in certain parts of the country that it’s become a meme making fun of hipsters and millennials. In fact, according to USDA figures,...
Make-ahead lunches you can eat all week
March 1, 2018
Taking your lunch to work every day can save you a lot of money—and calories. But getting in the habit can be a challenge. Scrounging in the fridge at 7 a.m. to try and throw something together for lunch is not the way to spend your workweek mornings. The solution? Meal prep. Take an hour or two on...
Making the most of citrus season
January 25, 2018
Juicy, refreshing, and packed with vitamin C, orange citrus comes into season on the West Coast just in time to brighten winter tables—and help fight the season’s colds and flus. California’s specialty citrus crops are at their peak from December to March, which makes it a great time to discover...
Quince compote makes a great topping for seasonal latkes
December 12, 2017
“Is that an oddly fuzzy pear? Or a jumbo-sized, weirdly knobbled apple?” Deep yellow and wonderfully fragrant, the quince isn’t easy to identify on the first try. Quinces are in the same pome-fruit family as the apple and pear, but these late-autumn beauties have a charm that’s all their own....
Best-loved Thanksgiving dishes from The FruitGuys staff
November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing. It’s in that spirit that we present some favorite recipes from staffers. Is it a coincidence that all of them star the season’s best fruits and vegetables? We think not... Super Simple Squash Soup After you’ve chopped the squash in half with a large knife, this...
Facts and recipes to celebrate National Pomegranate Month
November 2, 2017
Of all the autumn fruits, the pomegranate is the most elegant and exotic. Leathery skin protects a tightly packed network of brilliant red juice-filled arils (the official name of the jewel-like seeds) cushioned by a bitter membrane. And whether those arils are floating in a flute of champagne or...
Seasonal ingredients make for hearty salads
October 26, 2017
The days are growing shorter and and the air is growing cooler—it’s fall. And that means it’s time to return to the warmth of the kitchen to cook up some of autumn’s fruits and vegetables. But even though it’s sweater weather, you don’t have to give up your beloved salads. The recipes below are a...