TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Feijoa

Feijoa, a native of South America now grown in other subtropical climates (photo courtesy Baldor Specialty Foods).   The feijoa (FEE-joe-ah)is an egg-shaped fruit with a thin, lime-green skin. The fruit originated in the highlands of southern Brazil, parts of Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Today it is grown around the world in semi-tropical…
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RECIPE: Kiwi Mint Julep

[1] Drink green for spring and St. Patrick’s Day (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] Learn more about kiwifruit from Live Eat Learn. [3] Namesake for the fruit: the kiwi bird (photo courtesy Ecobirdy; here’s more about the bird).   This cocktail from Pampered Chef says “spring” to us, but it can also say “St. Patrick’s…
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FOOD FUN: Mandarinquats

[1] Mandarinquats at Eataly | Chicago (photo courtesy Eataly). [2] Mandarinquats close up (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Cross-breeding fruits and vegetables to discover a desirable hybrid is an ongoing task among breeders everywhere. (Hybridization is the same as cross-breeding.) You may have come across apriums and plucots, both of which are crosses of apricots…
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