Category Archives: Fruits

Pineapple- A Popular Tropical Fruit

Pineapple can be used and served in many ways or forms, including hot or cold. Its juice can be drunk alone or used as a base for cocktails, which are often served from whole pineapples. The acid content of its … Continue reading

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Citrus Fruits

Citrus is a variety of flowering shrubs and small trees that yield fruit that contain a high quality of citric acid. They are a good source of vitamin C, but the citric acid gives that a very sharp and sometimes … Continue reading

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Apples

The magic of apples starts in the springtime when their blossoms come to life. They are so pretty, that way back in the 1940s the Andrew Sisters, a singing trio, had a hit song with the lyrics: “I’ll be with … Continue reading

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The Avacado a.k.a. The Alligator Pear

The avocado is a pear-shaped, greenish, tropical fruit that has a thick skin and a large, hard seed or pit embedded in its middle. This pit should be removed before eating the fruit. However, if only half of the avocado … Continue reading

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Garden Fresh Strawberries

Although fresh strawberries are available almost all year long, there is nothing like finding them hiding under their leaves and picking them fresh. The plants are very easy to grow and come back each year and even spread out into … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Olives

Olives are one of the most widely grown fruits in the world and have been popular since biblical times. The crushed and pressed olive is the source of olive oil, which is used extensively in sautéing, salad dressings and basted … Continue reading

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Lemons – An Added Zest!

Lemons can be used in so many ways that they should be a staple in every kitchen. They are very reasonably priced, available all year long and will stay fresh in your refrigerators vegetable crisper for several weeks. They have a nutritional … Continue reading

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Garde Manger- The Restaurants Cold Food Station

This is my favorite station, in any professional kitchen ,as it is the area where the Garde Manger chef makes beautiful masterpieces for buffet tables or colorful and tasty canapés for a cocktail party. It has its practical and mundane … Continue reading

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