Persimmons are a beautiful fall fruit, typically available in North America from October to January. They have an exquisite, delicate texture and flavor which some people compare to peaches or mangos. This orange-colored fruit resembles tomatoes in shape and size, and features a beautiful floral-shaped leaf and small calyx (stem). Many persimmon purists insist that … Continue reading Produce Spotlight: Persimmons
It is hard to believe that a New Year is here and it in full swing. Many of us will be trying very hard to stick to those New Year's Resolutions. Grocery shopping is already a pretty time consuming task, but not knowing what to buy when you get there can be overwhelming and pricey … Continue reading Hello, January 2019!
Macaroni and Cheese. Three simple words for a dish with such a complex history, that it has become a classic if not the quintessential American food to grace dinner tables since the Colonial era. But where did it come from? Who “invented” it? And last but not least, how did it become one of the … Continue reading The Hidden History of Macaroni & Cheese
Photo Credit: Up Root Kitchen, 2015. Have you tried a persimmon yet? It’s a high sugar fruit with three major varieties and they are in season from October through January, making it one of the few seasonal options in winter! For the most part, they are grown in the United States in California, Florida, and certain areas in … Continue reading The Persimmon Smoothie
Everything you Need to Know About Kale. Kale is one of the hardiest members of the cabbage family. Kale is often eaten raw in a salad, sautéed in olive oil, braised in a flavorful stock, added to soups and stews, baked into kale chips or blended into a morning smoothie. How to Select Select kale … Continue reading Produce Spotlight: Kale
Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter, divided ½-¾ pound shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined ½ cup diced onion 1 red bell pepper, finely diced ¼ cup frozen artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon white pepper 1 cup Arborio rice ½ cup dry Chardonnay 5 ½ cups chicken stock ½ cup … Continue reading Shrimp Risotto