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Dried Fruit

11 Surprising Foods to Dip in Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is a natural for Valentine's Day, and for good reason: Dipping luxurious foods in molten chocolate is delicious and, let's face it, pretty sensual. It's fine to serve the usual fondue...
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Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Best Fruit - Arnett Farms: Stone Fruit, Pluots, you name it!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 3 months ago

At the Irvine (and Torrance) Farmer's Markets, Arnett Farms continues to be an absolute GEM! I've been going to this stand for years and years and they continue to amaze me with the quality and va...

Inzana Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A couple weeks ago I bought some spectacular fresh figs from Inzana Ranch at the Monday evening farmers market in Pacific Grove. I tried a couple peaches too and these were luscious, tree-ripened, ...

Pork tenderloin recipe from Bon Appetit October 1993

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by RobinFeuer 4 years ago

Desperately in search of a recipe from Bon Appetit October 1993 on page 66 called Roast Pork Tenderloins with Fall Fruit Stuffing. Thanks! ... Robin

Hoshigaki by Otow Orchard in Granite Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In January, I stayed an extra night after my meetings in Sacramento to have the chance to visit Otow Orchard. Driving east into a fierce rainstorm was not the smartest decision, yet I was still thr...

Dried Cherries Soaked in Grand Marnier

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by poplife38 3 years ago

I soaked some left over sweetened dried cherries in Grand Marnier and don't know what to do with them! How can I use the cherries? How can I use the liquor? I'd prefer to cook/bake with them rather...

Dried Pomegranate Seeds: What to do with it?

Caralien
by Caralien 11 years ago

We stopped at a local halal grocer to pick up some lamb and came across dried pomegranate seeds (100g/$1.99). What do I do with them? Grind them up and sprinkle them on _____? Rehydrate and ad...

what do you do with dried strawberries?

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by silvergirl 12 years ago

I'm head over heels in love with dried strawberries. (I'm sure my husband doesn't mind as I'm certain he loves cheese more than me anyway). I love Ina Garten's dried strawberry scones, but would ...

ISO: Whole dried bananas

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by thegl 5 years ago

Has anyone come across whole dried bananas? I've bought them many many years ago in a Vietnamese grocery store in Hamiltion. Haven't found any in Toronto though. Attaching a picture of what a...

More about hoshigaki (Japanese dried persimmons)

rworange
by rworange 14 years ago

In the SF Chronicle there was an article about these massaged dried persimmons ... massaging them while they dry to - break up and give uniformity to the persimmon flesh - smooth the exterior so...

unsweetened dried cranberries?

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by PhillyHorn 10 years ago

Hi Everyone! I really love dried cranberries, but they all seem so sweet to me. Have any of you ever encountered unsweetened (or even less-sweetened) dried cranberries? I realize they would be ...

brown dried apricots - can I do anything with them?

AmyH
by AmyH 13 years ago

So I asked my husband to buy some dried apricots for my passover compote. Instead of bringing me the pretty orange packaged ones, he got some from the bins in the natural foods section of our groce...

Wherefore salted plums?

tatamagouche
by tatamagouche 11 years ago

Holy crap. I bought a bag (dried). Ate one. I love salt. I lick salt. This was spittingly AWFUL. Not to mention hard. Are you supposed to rinse or macerate 'em first?

Brown, really dried fruit

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by hudsonvlley 4 years ago

hi, I have some good dried fruit that has really aged. Last time, I made a compote with similar, it was brown. Folks left it at the potluck! What can I do with this perfectly good but for ...

ISO dried, pit-free sour cherries

grayelf
by grayelf 4 years ago

Friend needs 'em and hasn't had any luck in N Van where she lives. We checked one of the big Persian marts this evening and no dice as well. I'm seeing her Monday so if there's a place near Kits or...

Is my taste weird?

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by munchkin1 4 years ago

Craisins taste no different than raisins to me; and sun-dried tomatoes taste like prunes. Am I not getting something?

Apricot King, Hollister CA

Bob W
by Bob W 9 years ago

Has anyone ordered from this "wild" bunch of apricot growers? Their wares look outstanding. I am a sucker for chocolate-dipped dried fruit. http://www.apricotking.com./index.php

Favorite recipes with dried cherries

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by OhioHound 7 years ago

Hi Hounds, I've accumulated a few too many bags of dried cherries after several trips to "that state up North" this summer. I've been using them in chicken salad and granola.. Any other favori...

Uses for unsweetened dried cranberries

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by actrombone 5 years ago

I don't like how much sugar is added to dried cranberries so I bought a package whole unsweetened dried cranberries from WF. Turns out those things are SO BITTER...and not particularly appealing. ...