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Dragon Fruit in Vietnam, China & Central America (Plus Recipes)

Dragon fruit is a nutritious fruit with a rich cultural heritage. From Vietnam to China to Central America, this fruit is used in traditional dishes and drinks, believed to bring good fortune and medicinal benefit.


How to Grow Goji Berries in a Pot

Learn how to grow goji berries in a pot, including the best soil and pot size to use, how to water and fertilize, and tips for successful growth.


Will Avocados Ripen in the Fridge?

Find out how refrigeration affects avocados and the ripening process, and how best to store them.


When an Avocado Turns Brown, Is It Bad?

You might wonder whether a brown avocado is no longer safe to eat. Find out why browning occurs and what it means.


Does Kiwifruit Ripen After Being Picked?

This article looks at whether kiwifruit continues to ripen after harvest.


Exploring Pistachios: History and 8 Scrumptious Recipes

Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. Learn their history and how to use them in eight imaginative cooking and baking recipes.


Stardew Valley Inspired Recipe: Fruit Salad

One of the easiest recipes to make is a fruit salad. This recipe was inspired by the game Stardew Valley. It combines three fruits that normally aren't seen together: blueberries, apricots, and watermelon. Anyone at any skill level can make this salad.


Nashpati (Asian Pear) vs. Babugosha (European Pear): How Do They Differ?

In India, the nashpati and the babugosha are among the most commonly available pear varieties. Though they look similar, they have some important differences. I will show you how to differentiate between these two fruits. Video included.


The Marionberry: Origin Story of This Pacific Northwest Gem

The marionberry, a Pacific Northwest treasure, is a summertime favorite. A hybrid berry developed in Marion County, Oregon, it remains a product of the local region.


Basic Two-Ingredient Fruit Spread (Plus Great Add-In Ideas)

Most store-bought fruit jams and jellies are quite high in sugar. I started making my own so I can control the amount of added sugar.


Can You Have Sunflower Seeds if You Have Braces?

Can you have sunflower seeds if you have braces? It's not a good idea. The last thing you want to do is damage your braces.


What Is Yuzu, and What Fruit Goes Well With It?

Discover the unique flavor and nutritional benefits of yuzu, how to use it, and what fruits it pairs well with.


Spiced Cantaloupe Recipe

I can envision my Great-Grandmother Sistrunk in her South Carolina kitchen peeling cantaloupes for her many recipes. Nothing was ever wasted; if it wasn't eaten immediately it was canned for the winter months.


Why Are Cashews So Expensive?

You might wonder why cashews cost more than other popular nuts, like almonds. Here's why.


Exploring Walnuts: Facts, Nutrition, Trivia, and 6 Recipes

Walnuts are one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees on earth. Here is their history, a bit of trivia, and six creative vegetarian recipes.


Are Oranges Citrus or Are They Actually Berries?

Quick answer: they're both! Oranges are citrus and also a member of the hesperidium (berry) family.


Exploring Pecans: History and 10 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Pecans are native to North America. Learn their history and how to use them in sweet and savory cooking and baking.


How to Make Desiccated Coconut Powder at Home

Easily prepare desiccated coconut powder at home with my detailed recipe and tips. Recipe video included.


Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe

Fruit leather is such a simple way to use up the fruit you have on hand, make easy snacks for kids, and have your house smelling wonderful. This recipe is flexible and can be used for a variety of fruit leathers.


What to Do With Summer Peaches

Peaches are ready for picking at the peak of summer. These juicy fruits are nutritious and are incredibly versatile in the kitchen.


Exploring Figs: Facts, Nutrition, Recipes, and Trivia

Figs are one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees on earth. Here is their history, a bit of trivia, and 10 creative recipes.


Exploring Almonds: History and 8 Imaginative Recipes

Almonds first grew in Asia, then moved to Europe with travelers on the Silk Road. Learn their history and how to use them in eight imaginative cooking and baking recipes.


The Amazing Pear: A Diverse and Healthy Fruit

Did you know that there are hundreds of varieties of pears? Learn about the common varieties as well as their health benefits.


12 Sweet & Savory Strawberry Recipes (Plus Growing Tips)

Strawberries—beautiful red gems with a fascinating history. Learn their story and try some imaginative recipes.


Exploring Cashews: Fun Facts and 15 Fabulous Recipes

Cashews—Learn the history of these tropical nuts and how to use them in sweet and savory cooking and baking.


2 Vintage Pineapple Recipes (Plus How to Cut Pineapple)

Fresh pineapple can be delicious when eaten freshly cut, but it needs to be handled properly. Also, learn how to make vintage recipes with pineapple.


Medlar: The Medieval Fruit With a Rude Name

With medieval origins, the medlar fruit is being pulled back from obscurity.


Exploring Limes: 8 Recipes to Harness the Power of Sour

Limes. Originating in Asia, this refreshing fruit is now used around the world in every meal of the day. Allow me to share 8 recipes with you and harness the power of sour.


Exploring Coconut: Facts, Fables, and 8 Fun Recipes

Of all the stories of foods on this earth, the story of the coconut might be the most complex, confusing, and mysterious. Learn its secrets and try 8 imaginative recipes.


Exploring Dates: Facts, Nutrition, and 5 Recipes

Palm dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees on earth. Here is their history, a bit of trivia, and five creative recipes.


Exploring Brazil Nuts: Facts, Nutrition, and 5 Tasty Recipes

Brazil nuts are unique in taste and texture, nutritious, and a bit mysterious. They're a tough nut to crack. Let's explore their origins and unique recipes.


How to Really Clean Your Berries and Keep Them Fresh Longer

Stop feeling frustrated over the loss of your fresh berries from mold. Keep them fresh longer, all while ensuring they are really clean!


Breadfruit & Breadnut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Preparation

Growing up in the Caribbean, I didn't realize how fortunate I was to have both breadfruit and breadnut (chataigne) as staples in my diet.


Exploring Macadamias: History, Trivia, and 8 Fun Recipes

The macadamia tree is beautiful and fragrant; the nut is sweet and rich. Learn the story of the macadamia nut and how to use it in sweet and savory dishes.


What Do Anne Yellow Raspberries Taste Like? (Plus Container Garden Tips)

There are numerous varieties of raspberries you can plant in your garden. Raspberries come in reds, yellows, and blacks. Yellow raspberries are a pale golden color and full of flavor. This article discusses the flavor of Anne yellow raspberries, as well as growing them in container gardens.


Exploring Baked Apples + 7 Great Recipes

Baked apples are a homey, comforting, autumn-weather dessert. Let's learn which apples hold up best when baked, and explore seven fun recipes.


4 Banana Recipes: Chips, Smoothie, Whip, and Caramelized Topping

This article shares several different ways to enjoy bananas.


Spiced Walnut Puffs: Ugly but Oh So Delicious

This is a different kind of spiced nut. It is encased in fluffy egg whites, and it's delicious!


Easy Old-Fashioned Applesauce Recipe

Whip up your own batch of homemade applesauce, just like your grandparents used to make!


Recipes and Ideas for Using Frozen Grapes

This article contains recipes and ideas for frozen grapes. If you have an abundance of grapes, freeze them and try these delicious recipes throughout the year!


Exploring Watermelon: Origins, Growing Tips, and 6 Recipes

Watermelon is a popular summertime treat. Let's explore its origins, learn how to grow our own, and find some imaginative recipes along the way.


Fresh Peaches With Unwhipped Heavy Cream Recipe

This dish is fruity and creamy with a hint of spice. It makes a lovely treat after dinner or before retiring to bed.


Grapefruit: It's Not Just for Breakfast (Plus 6 Recipes)

Grapefruit is an eye-opening, traditional start of the day for many, but it's not just for breakfast. Learn its history, a bit of folklore, and imaginative recipes.


Exploring Raspberries: Fun Facts, Folklore, and 7 Savory Recipes

Raspberries—beautiful red gems with an interesting background. Learn their story and try some imaginative recipes.


Watermelons: Types, Health Benefits, and How to Pick a Good One

Learn some interesting things about watermelons.


10 Fruits Unique to Brazil

It's no doubt that fruits are healthy. They're loaded with nutrients and at times even have some beneficial side effects. Here are 10 Brazilian fruits that you may or may not have heard of before.


The Complex Global History of Bananas (Plus 5 Unique Recipes)

Bananas—an inexpensive fruit, but the human toll on their production has been costly. Let's explore the controversial history and some unique recipes.


The Saskatoon Berry: Superfood Sensation

The saskatoon berry is a prolific, hearty superfood berry that has provided sustenance for peoples in the Northern Plains and Prairies since time immemorial. Four luscious, healthy recipes follow: tarts, muffins, scones, and an apple berry ensalata.


Refreshing Pineapple-Coconut-Lychee Ice Cream Recipe

A fruity and flavorful ice cream recipe made from pineapple, coconut, and lychee. Very refreshing and perfect for hot days.


Green Banana Paratha (Flat Bread) Recipe

Green banana parathas are stuffed flatbreads that have a spicy banana filling inside. They make a mouthwatering filling for breakfast or lunch. Raw bananas are high in fiber and vitamins and are resistant starch.