December 2, 2013
You wouldn't want to bite into the iridescent precious stone opal, but you would an Opal apple. Hailing from a cross of the Golden Delicious and Topaz apples, the Opal's sweet-tangy and extra crunchy flesh is hidden behind a bright golden-yellow peel with the slightest hint of russeting...
October 9, 2013
Anaheim peppers are versatile, mild chili peppers that can be used to make chile rellenos; stuffed and baked as you would bell peppers; sliced and sautéed (or roasted) and added to sauces, salsas, rice dishes, or stir-frys; minced fresh and added to salads and soups; or stirred in with sour cream...
September 1, 2013
These versatile chili peppers have a little kick to ”˜em! They are commonly minced or chopped and used to jazz up salsas, dips, cornbread, and lots of other dishes. Try them stuffed with cheese and baked, or breaded and fried into “jalapeño poppers.” Many people enjoy them pickled. Devotees love...
August 22, 2013
Neglected sprigs of this nutrient-rich herb have languished on the sides of plates for decades. This often overlooked green is high in vitamins A and K, and ounce for ounce, it has more than twice the vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant) of an orange. Parsley is abundant in chlorophyll, which...
August 14, 2013
This tropical grass has a lemony scent (hence the name) with just a hint of ginger. Native to India and tropical Asia, lemongrass shines best Southeast Asian cooking, especially Thai-inspired dishes. It also makes a lovely addition to tea (hot or iced).
August 12, 2013
Love the satisfying crunch of an apple and the sweet juicy flesh of a pear? Then you’re going to fall head over heels for the unique Crunchy Gold apple pear from California’s family-run Kingsburg Orchards! Crunchy Gold apple pears are a special type of Asian pear (aka Nashi)—they’re bright yellow...
August 7, 2013
These spicy chili peppers have a kick to 'em! Serranos are one of the most commonly used peppers in Mexican cuisine. Typically hotter than jalapeños, they are ideal for fresh salsa and guacamole, as they are fleshier than many hot peppers, but they also shine in marinades and chilis. CAUTION:...
August 4, 2013
Need a little kick in your next dish but not fully committed to the full-throttle burn of spicy-hot peppers? A bit longer and narrower than your household jalapeño, thin-skinned shishito peppers originally hail from Japan and are sweeter with an occasional tinge of heat on your tongue.