[1] Make sangria with rose and summer’s stone fruits (photo courtesy Saveur). [2] We use San Pellegrino’s Aranciata Rossa, a sparkling blood orange soft drink (photo courtesy San Pellegrino).   We’re at the height of stone fruit season, so what’s with the apples and pears? Make a stone fruit sangria, and make it even more […]

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[1] Chilled strawberry soup with a drizzle of vanilla yogurt. Here’s the five-minute recipe from Carlsbad Cravings. [2] Pineapple gazpacho. Here’s the recipe from Urban Accents. [3] Honeydew-cucumber gazpacho with fresh herbs and green chiles. The recipe is in the article (courtesy Rio Luna). [4] Rio Luna premium canned chiles (courtesy Rio Luna).   A […]

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There are two turnover holidays in the U.S.: National Apple Turnover Day on July 5th and National Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th. You can head to the nearest grocer’s freezer case and pick up some trusty Pepperidge Farm turnovers. Or, you can bake a batch or two of homemade turnovers with the recipe below […]

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[1] It’s not sangria: It’s iced tea! (Photo courtesy Melissa’s.) [2] Iced tea for dessert? (Photo courtesy The Maple Guild.)   It’s a scorching day today, so we’re alternating glasses of ice water with glasses of iced tea. If you brew your own tea, you can give iced tea the “sangria treatment” by adding fresh […]

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May 13th is National Fruit Cocktail Day. We’re all familiar with cans of fruit cocktail from Del Monte, Dole and Libby’s. But who first created it, and why is it called “cocktail?” First: There is no alcohol in a conventional fruit cocktail. So why is it called fruit cocktail, instead of simply fruit salad? There’s […]

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Skip the cherry pie for George Washington”s Birthday (February 22nd). Make this delicious cherry tart instead. The recipe, sent to us by Vermont Creamery via the New England Open House Cookbook, actually works with any fruit. When berry season arrives, make it with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries; or call in the stone fruits—apricots, cherries, […]

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We got our love of rice pudding from our mom, who made it from scratch, with lots of raisins and cinnamon. Before she put it in the fridge to chill, we got to eat some warm. If your Valentine—or your mom—loves rice pudding, try this special recipe*. The coconut flavor comes from coconut milk, which […]

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There’s no need to pack on the calories for Valentine’s Day. Make these Valentine Fruit Skewers. You can serve them at breakfast, or for snacking. Or, enjoy them as a filling dessert before you dig into the box of chocolate.   RECIPE: VALENTINE HEART FRUIT SKEWERS Ingredients Use whatever fruit appeals to you as you […]

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[1] Grilled chicken breast with grilled orange slices (all photos courtesy Sun Basket). [2] Steak salad with mandarin segments. [3] Pork chop in broth with vegetables and apples. [4] Grilled salmon with pink grapefruit and carrots.   Breakfast is the meal of the day that’s welcoming to fruit additions. Bananas, berries and oranges frequently appear […]

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A fruits diet will help you to achieve the first half of this principal. Fresh fruits that are not processed are low in calories, and they have high fiber content, EFA’s and also contain a high amount of antioxidants. You can have a variety of fruits to choose from. Or you can stick to one […]

Diets To Lose Weight