[1] Just pop fruits that need to be ripened in a paper bag (photo © Good Eggs). [2] The riper the banana, the faster it will help to ripen the other fruits (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Before you can dig into the creamy flesh, you need to ripen an avocado (photo © Aldi). […]

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June 18th is National Sushi Day. Creative cooks have taken the sushi concept beyond fish and vegetables to sweet versions like fruit sushi and candy sushi. There are also cooked meat sushi and poultry sushi, and beef tartare sushi). Today, how about some fruit sushi?     RECIPE: FRUIT SUSHI This recipe (photo #1), from […]

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[1] A bowl of rambutans, with some pieces peeled to reveal the white fruit inside (photo © HLB Specialties). [2] Rambutans ripening on the tree. The “haze” around the red fruits are green “hairs,” which have not yet ripened to red (photo © Bonayon). [3] A cluster of rambutans cut from the tree. They grow […]

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[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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