Category Archive: Great Stuff to Eat

Apr 30

Samphire – well this would start a conversation at a dinner party

samphire

If you’re wondering what that strange-looking cross between asparagus and cactus is doing in your salad, don’t fret—it’s probably just samphire. Also known as salicornia, sea asparagus or sea beans, samphire is available in two varieties: rock and marsh. Though it grows easily in the wild, it can also be cultivated in saltwater farms. A dazzling shade …

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Apr 26

Durian – stinky but tasty

Durian

Stinky! but loved. The durian, native to Southeast Asia, has been known to the Western world for about 600 years. The nineteenth-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace famously described its flesh as “a rich custard highly flavoured with almonds”. The flesh can be consumed at various stages of ripeness, and it is used to flavour a wide variety of savoury and …

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Apr 22

Romanesco – have you seen this at your local farmers market?

Romanesco

Romanesco, also known as Romanesque cauliflower or Romanesco broccoli, is an edible flower bud of the species Brassica oleracea. First documented in Italy, it is light green in color. Romanesco has a striking appearance because its form is a natural approximation of a fractal. When compared to a traditional cauliflower, as a vegetable its texture is far more crunchy, and its flavor is …

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Apr 18

Kiwano melon

Kiwano melon

It may look like something from outer space (and, in fact, it once made an appearance on Star Trek), but the Kiwano melon is actually grown in Southern Africa, California and New Zealand. Nicknamed the “horned melon,” its yellow, stubby exterior encases a bright green, jelly-like fruit with edible seeds. The fruit has a citrusy flavour that some …

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Apr 14

Pummelo – something new to try

Pummelo

The pummelo is also known as the pomelo, the shaddock, the country of French as chadec, the Malayan limau besar, the Bali lemon, and the Chinese grapefruit have they characteristic of being the largest citrus fruit. The pummelo is, essentially, a kindler, gentler, giant cousin of the grapefruit with great sweet taste. It is related …

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Apr 10

Have you had a Cherimoya?

Cherimoya

Mark Twain called it  “the most delicious fruit known to man.”. It is grown in South America and referred to as the fruit of the Incas. Split in half and eat with a spoon.  A perfectly ripe cherimoya is an intoxicating combination of tropical flavors like bananas, coconut, strawberries, and mangoes.

Apr 01

Rotten Bananas Be Gone

bunch-of-bananas

Separate your bananas from the bunch when you bring them home from the store. They will stay fresh longer.

Feb 20

Hot in 2014: FDA’s new trans-fat ban.

Trans Fat Ban

Snack producers are working around the clock to jump on the Trans-Fat Ban. Watch for new snacks rolling out monthly! Lady Chow Chow will keep you updated on the best.

Feb 06

Hot in 2014: I say Teff you say Freekah . Bye Bye Quinoa

Freekah

Freekah and Teff are ancient grains. Currently they can be found in your local health food stores but these grans  are moving into the mainstrean. How to eat Teff Grains                       How to eat Freekeh Just cook the freekeh and add to your pasta or …

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Feb 02

Hot in 2014: Move over kale: Cauliflower set to be hot veggie for 2014

Cauliflower 2

Had enough of Kale well join the Welcome Wagon for this years hot vegetable, Cauliflower. No longer a white vegetable, it comes in shades of purple, blue, orange and green. Beware these colorful cauliflowers will show up in your mashed potatoes at your local restaurants.

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