Peaches on the Tree

Perfectly Pungent Peaches

Dave DeWitt Fired-Up Fruits, In the Kitchen with Chile Peppers, Sweet Heat Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt The peach appears to have originated in China, where it achieved cult-like status because it was symbol of immortality among poets, sculptors, and painters. This is despite the fact that the peach tree has a short lifespan and most orchards must be replaced after a decade of production. It was Hernán Cortés, the conqueror of Mexico and …

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Blazing Blueberries

Lois Manno Fired-Up Fruits, In the Kitchen with Chile Peppers Leave a Comment

by Lois Manno Don’t be fooled by the cool blue color—blueberries are rapidly becoming one of the hottest fruits around. Touted as a “superfood” that can fight high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and a host of other maladies, blueberries are medicine that’s good for you…and delicious too! According to the Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, N.D. and Joseph …

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Pomegranate Passion

Sara Bergthold Cooking with Chile Peppers, Fired-Up Fruits Leave a Comment

By Lois Manno   Recipes Asian Shrimp Salsa with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Wonton Chips Pomegranate Chicken PAMAgranate Barbecued Salmon Lamb Fesenjan – Lamb with Pomegranate Walnut Sauce Roast Duck Breasts with Pomegranate-Chile Sauce Creamy Cheesecake with Pomegranate Topping Pomegranate is the fruit of legend. The Greeks gave it a featured role in the myth of Persephone, who was compelled to …

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Avocado Madness!

Dave DeWitt Cooking with Chiles, Fired-Up Fruits, In the Kitchen with Chile Peppers Leave a Comment

by Dave DeWitt Don’t believe all those people who tell you avocado is a vegetable, because it’s not.  It’s a fruit just like mangos, pears, tomatoes, chiles, and apples.  It just happens to pair well with some vegetables like lettuce, especially in salads, so that’s why people think it’s a veggie.  It’s one of my favorite fruits, along with mangos …

Mango Madness!

Fiery Foods Manager Fired-Up Fruits, Fruits, Seafood Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt Recipes: Pineapple-Mango Salsa Soup Marie’s Green Mango Chutney Green Mango Slaw with Papaya Seed Dressing Beef Kabobs Tropicale Spiced-Up Chicken in Coconut Shells with Mango Cream Grilled Scallops with a Rocotillo Mango Relish I remember clearly the first time I ever tasted a mango. I was 12 years old and living in northern Virginia. A friend of …