Dried Lychee nuts?

by Bob 15 years ago

When I was a kid I used to get dried lychee nuts from the Chinese laundries in NYC. I can't seem to find that out here. I had a Chinese friend who said they probably can't import them for health...

Where can I buy Japanese-grown fruits in Toronto?

by scherz0 4 months ago

I refer to their melons, strawberries, peaches that are far tastier than regular Canadian supermarkets' varieties (Loblaws, Whole Foods Market): see http://j-fruits.com/en/, and https://press.ikida...

Am I the only one who hates Harry & David?

by aliris 11 years ago

Harry & David is mysteriously popular, it seems to me. Every year I receive at least one of their baskets piled high with mostly paper and air and absolutely dreadful bags of stale, tasteless-at-b...

Teatime in Narnia: Mr. Tumnus' Burnt Sugar Cake

by rainymuffins 4 months ago

My treat this week was a step into the wardrobe. C.S. Lewis has been a favorite of mine since childhood, and I have always wished I could find myself in the middle of a wintry wood and bump into M...

Fruits these days... goes bad before ripening

by BamiaWruz 7 years ago

It's been over 4 years now that I've noticed that almost all fruits go bad instead of ripenning. Is it just me or is anyone noticing this? I'm not one of those people who forgets about their...

July 2018 Dish of the Month: STONE FRUIT CAKES

by herby 9 months ago

Welcome to July, 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be baking stone fruit cakes. A stone fruit, also called a drupe, is a fruit with a large "stone" inside. The stone is so...

Cotton Candy and generic Moon Drop grapes

by youngho 7 months ago

I was happy to find more Cotton Candy grapes at my local Whole Foods today, but I was surprised to find generic Moon Drop grapes for sale at the Star Market in Auburndale for only 97 cents per poun...

Why is there no fresh guanabana in the US?

by Steve 10 years ago

Guanabana (aka Soursop) is a tropical fruit that seems to be unavailable in the US, except for frozen pulp and the like. Does anyone know why? It's amazingly popular, and you can find the juice i...

Cherry - Funky Stem Taste

by mobiledynamics 8 months ago

Maybe someone knows the answer. Went to wash some cherries. Totally forgot about them and they sat in water for like 2 hrs..... Anyhow, they have a terrible stem taste (obviously not eating the ...

Best stores to find tropical fruits in Vancouver

by maxmillan 12 months ago

I’m looking for fresh soursop in particular. T&T sells a 2 pound size for about $35! Is there another ethnic store, perhaps, that sells it for less? I’m also searching for fresh jack fruit, vari...

Where to find fresh yuzu in Los Angeles? (Ideally westside)

by Eatisan 7 years ago

Searching for the small Asian citrus fruit in L.A., ideally the westside or in Koreatown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzu Thanks! (By the way, anyone grow a yuzu around here? I'd plant one ...

How do you pick a SWEET watermelon?

by seefoo 10 months ago

my dad was all over the place. he would primarily look for a fruit with the most bug scratches. his logic was the the bugs targeted the sweeter ones. i've seen him thump them. now? i wish my...

Anatomy of a plum (or any stone fruit)?

by DelightfulFare 10 months ago

I'm writing an article and can't seem to find the name of crease or ridge that exists along the side all stone fruit (the line that makes it look like a bum). Does anybody know what this is called?

Toronto - where to find Rangpur limes or orange limes?

by ilinda 11 months ago

Just got back from a vacation where I had a delicious drink of guaro - sugar and orange limes - apparently also called orange limes. Anyone know where to get them in Toronto?


Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 years ago

Please use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes from Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More, our Baking and Dessert COTM for June, July, and Augus...

VitaMix - Liquid diet ideas (smoothies, juices, protein powders, etc.)

by attran99 4 years ago

In trying to be healthier, I'd like to utilize our new VitaMix a little better. Any tips on how what you all use to power pack your smoothies or juices? A few things to keep in mind: -Not a fan ...

Kiwi: Will it ripen or will it rot?

by TracyPark 1 year ago

I have a love/hate relationship with kiwi. The slices are beautiful. I like the textural difference between the crunchy seeds and the soft flesh. I like the sweet/tart balance in a "just right" rip...

Anyone order Florida Honeybells this year?

by fasttimes 1 year ago

The navel oranges we’ve been getting the past two years have been absolute crap. No flavor to them whatsoever. Two years ago they were amazing, large bombs full of meaty, juicy flesh. I’m about ...

Q about a low-fat strawberry mousse recipe

by Scott_R 1 year ago

I've been looking for a low-fat dessert recipes for someone who recently had their gall bladder removed and came across this: https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/fruit-dessert/low-fat-straw...