How Did the Most Popular Apples Get Their Names?

Ever wondered how certain apples got their names? Here are the stories behind a few of our favorite apple varieties. There’s a plethora of perfect produce this time of year, and our favorite seasonal...

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Pie Fruit Isn't Sweet - Or Is It?

by MissDior 6 years ago

I started another thread in which I related a failed experiment at trying to rescue mushy blueberries with a prepared pie crust (because it was cheap and I didn't want to fuss). I added hardly any ...

I'm blocking for the name of a dessert

Pat Hammond
by Pat Hammond 6 years ago

It's been a long time since I prepared this. In my memory, it starts with a "c" but maybe not! It puffs up sort of like a Dutch baby pancake and fruit is added, as in raspberry --------, blueberr...

In your seasonal culinary garden, what do you grow EVERY year?

by msmarm 7 years ago

(Maybe share the size of your garden, your average weather conditions, consistent pests like deer, rats, etc.) I'm in SoCal and have a 20'x20' plot in a community garden about 10 minutes from ho...

flavored non-sweetened seltzer water?

by katsongs 12 years ago

Since moving to Canada, I haven't been able to find flavored, non-sweetened seltzer water. It's really common in the U.S. -- no sweeteners (artificial or otherwise), no artificial flavorings... jus...

How about fruit compote?

by Wawsanham 6 years ago

How do you feel about this drink (with chunks of stewed fruit)? Do you drink it? Do you make it? Did you grow up with it? I find it's a great alternative to store bought drinks and juices: you co...

Fresh Calamansi

by ForestHillsFresser 10 years ago

Does anyone know if it is possible to buy fresh calamansi anywhere in Queens/Brooklyn/Staten Island/ or the Bronx? or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter? I don't know if these can legally be imp...

Eaux De Vie

by davis_sq_pro 6 years ago

Can anyone recommend either store and/or bars where I can find a large selection of fruit brandies that are not grappa or grappa based? Pretty much all I ever see -- if I'm lucky -- is maybe a b...

December 2013 Cookbook of the Month, ALL ABOUT ROASTING by Molly Stevens: Vegetables & Fruits

by BigSal 8 years ago

Please use this thread to report on the following chapters from ALL ABOUT ROASTING by Molly Stevens Vegetables & Fruits, pages 439-537 To post a review of any recipe, please select the approp...

fruit & cheese skewers

by pbplus 7 years ago

I'm the volunteer caterer for a non-profit fundraiser that's coming up in 2 months. One of the appetizers we're serving will be small skewers with a bite of cheese and a piece of fruit to go with t...

Brunch beyond the cheesy and eggy

by sweetpotater 6 years ago

I'd love some centerpiece brunch dishes that go beyond the typical strata/casserole/cheesy-eggy things that are my default centerpiece. I like to serve a nice big hunk of smoked salmon (not lox, so...

make fine texture puree without getting air in it, best machine/technique

by frazzleberrypudding 7 years ago

I want to puree frozen blueberries, blackberries, and muscadines to an ultra-smooth puree. Ideally, maybe 2 liters at a time. I don't mind if they get cooked a little in the process, as happens in ...

Ideas for super healthy food...

by harryharry 7 years ago

fruit, veg, beans only - very little oil, no butter - though I'm willing to cheat a little to get a good dressing - or flavor - etc.... Thanks in advance! need ten days of food!

Recommendations for using up overripe pears

by arielleeve 8 years ago

Got a big bag of pears (i believe they are seckel, but not positive) in our CSA last week. They started to brown and have now been in the fridge, so I need to use them soon. Problem is, I'm really ...

March 2012 COTM: The Olive and the Caper: Fruit as Finale; Sweets

by L.Nightshade 9 years ago

Please use this thread to discuss the recipes in the chapters on Fruit as Finale; and Sweets (pages 488 - 563) If you are reporting on a recipe that has not yet been reviewed, please hit the rep...

Dressing for fruit salad?

by venividibitchy 11 years ago

Besides whipped cream, do any of you toss your fruit salads with anything? Any kind of sauce or dressing?

Fruit and Vegetables in Palm Desert area.

by Al 15 years ago

We are moving to Palm Desert from Orange County. Our favorite fresh produce store is Growers Direct in Costa Mesa, but sadly the 110 mile trip will be impossible. Are there any good vegetable and...

Comprehensive season guide for local fruits and vegetables?

by recipe addict 12 years ago

Would anyone know where to find a comprehensive season guide for local fruits and vegetables? Thanks for any help.

Comprehensive season guide for local fruits and vegetables?

by sashasf 12 years ago

Would anyone know where to find a comprehensive season guide for local fruits and vegetables? Thanks for any help.


by oakjoan 13 years ago

This is a category with several subjects. I hope it won't be confusing. Here's the place to post info, discussion, tips about ingredients, pros and cons and anything else about PUDDING, CUSTARD, ...

It's Apple Season......Pick your own ..great vegetables......!

by engarcon 15 years ago

I wanted to share my experience with the pick your farms in the Hudson Valley region. In less than 1.5 from NYC, there are many great farms in Orange County and Dutchess. I have been to several far...

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