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
Lemon verbena -   Species name: A.Citrondora,   is one of the most refreshing flavors of summer, cooling drinks and teas - its scent unfurling brows and soothing the hectic. Lemon verbena leaves come from an innocuous looking chartreuse shrub.
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 18, 2013
Nature's candy. Cherry tomatoes have 23 mg Vitamin C per cup, and about one calorie per tomato. The free radical fighting antioxidant lycopene is tomato's gift to you. Cooking concentrates the lycopene, but no one will fault you if you can't wait.
May 16, 2013
These radishes are bright red little cherry bombs of zesty radish flavor. They are brilliant served cold or refined sautéed in thyme and butter.
May 16, 2013
Benton is a registered trademark name for a dark red cherry that ripens the same time as the Bing - "rounda 'bouta bing" you might say. It is a large, sweet cherry.
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 16, 2013
Orange AKA Chedder cauliflower contains a least 25% more beta-carotene than white cauliflower. It is a hybrid, taking some 30 years to develop from a chance orange curd. This new vegetable is not GMO - it has been bred the old fashioned way.
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...

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