May 19, 2013
Also known as Ponkan. One of the oldest and most popular mandarin tangerines, thought to have originated in India. Ponkan is distinctive for its oblate shape, often having a short "collar" or neck. They are easily peeled, sweet, tender and juicy!
May 19, 2013
"My sister.. my daughter"... don't let Fay Dunaway in Chinatown mix you up. Chocolate spearmint IS mint. Use whole leaves for tea, or tear into fruit salads. Spearmint is one of the more potent mints, and will add zest to any dish. On one hand, refreshing in Mojitos or tabouleh and on the other...
May 16, 2013
The Cherokee was one of the first "black" tomatoes and the first to be popularly recognized as an heirloom. This tasty tomato was mistaken as over-ripe when first compared to hothouse versions. Indeed, the purple skin absorbs the suns rays voraciously.
May 15, 2013
A key ingredient in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, basil is a member of the mint family and is an incredibly versatile herb. Genovese, Greek, Spicy Globe, and Thai basil are a few of the many varieties that come in an assortment of colors (including purple!) and flavor accents, such as lemon,...
May 14, 2013
A melon with many devotees like Fruit Detective David Karp who called it "the best melon in the world." Alexander Dumas was so passionate about the Charentais that he donated 300 of his books to the town of Cavaillon in exchange for 12 melons a year. The town square in Cavaillon has a huge statue...