How to make stone fruit jams and butters
June 6, 2019
One of the best ways to preserve the flavors of summer is by making jams and fruit butters. There’s something wonderful about a fresh apricot jam sandwich come December. Or use it to make thumbprint cookies for the end of the year holidays. Jams are generally crushed or chopped fruit with sugar...
Grilled portobello recipe
May 9, 2019
Adapted from southernfood.about.com Spring and summer weather present the perfect opportunity to grill your favorite foods. Why not enjoy some portobello mushrooms? Once grilled, this large, versatile mushroom can be served whole (burger-style) or in strips to add deliciousness to your plate....
Three simple ways to enjoy watermelon radishes
May 2, 2019
Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Watermelon radishes (aka Rooseheart, red daikon, or red meat radishes) are perfect just as they are, not to mention gorgeous! This variety is an heirloom Chinese daikon. Its Chinese name, Xin Li Mei, loosely translates to “in one’s heart it is beautiful.”...
Easy spring salad recipe
April 25, 2019
Spring is the perfect time to make deliciously healthy salads. Enjoy this simple recipe that's easy to prep and savor all week! Dressed with white wine vinegar and honey, this colorful salad is crisp and light—an ideal complement to the fresh scents and warmer weather...
Three easy Waldorf salad recipes
March 14, 2019
The original Waldorf salad was created in the 1890s by the maître d' of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. It included only diced red-skinned apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts were added not long after, but this famous salad has seen many incarnations since. Please enjoy the...
Deliciously simple roasted cauliflower with orange zest
February 27, 2019
Cauliflower is nutritious and delicious! This versatile vegetable is a great substitute for high-carb foods—it can be used for soups, stews, salads, rice, mashes, and more. It’s also a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Orange zest and juice brighten this...
The FruitGuys’ intro to homemade jams and jellies
February 21, 2019
Canning helps us make new family traditions and memories. This year included a kitchen covered in splashes of red pomegranate juice, mashing batches of persimmons to music, and making massive amounts of spaghetti sauce with my brother’s family, kids and all. I often hear stories like...
Authentic paella recipe
December 13, 2018
Paella has been a favorite in Spanish homes for centuries. Most historians agree that this rice-based dish originated in the Spanish city of Valencia, which has been a major producer of rice for more than a thousand years. Paella's historical roots are very humble, as it was primarily a...
Seasonal sunchoke recipe
November 29, 2018
The sunchoke, aka Jerusalem artichoke, is the tuber from a very tall sunflower-like plant that originated in North America and looks a bit like ginger root. Sunchokes are mild and quite easy to cook. Their flavor is reminiscent of artichoke hearts and potatoes. They are a delightful...
Simple persimmon salad recipe
November 15, 2018
Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys Two of winter's tastiest treats—squash and persimmon—come together in this healthy, colorful salad recipe. INGREDIENTS Winter squash, 2 cups, sliced (after cooking) Fuyu persimmon (1 large or 2 small) Seeds from 1 pomegranate 2–3 cups kale (destemmed),...