A delicious applesauce recipe with cinnamon and raisins, plus additional variations (including cranberries, prunes, and quinces). I just love the process of making and eating applesauce; I find it calms the nerves and soothes the tongue.
Worried about a marmalade that refuses to set? Turn it into compote! This delicious orange vanilla compote is wonderful as a dessert, snack or with vanilla yoghurt for breakfast.
Not just for juicing, summer holidays, or picnic baskets, Chinese fruits come in a variety of exotic and unusual tastes, colours, shapes, and scents!
Fresh fruit salad is a very healthy and easy dish to prepare. It's especially good for taking to potlucks because who doesn't enjoy a fresh fruit salad!
Bring a shaped fruit platter to your next party. It is an easy-to-assemble, healthy dish that everyone is sure to love.
Lemons—once a mere ornamental tree is now recognized as valuable in every meal of the day. Allow me to share my recipes with you and harness the power of sour.
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.
Blackberry preserves can be easily made with or without the seeds. In this recipe, I removed the majority of the berry seeds with a simple method using a tool that most people have in their kitchen, a strainer.
Cantaloupes are delicious and nutritious fruits. It’s very important to wash a cantaloupe before cutting it to prevent bacterial contamination of the inner flesh.
This snack is surprisingly addictive, easy, nutritious, and great for kids! The applesauce gives fiber and vitamins, the cottage cheese gives calcium, riboflavin, and protein, and the cinnamon on top completes the taste.
Let me tell you about the fruit that doesn't come from a pine tree, is not related to the apple, and didn't originate in Hawaii. The pineapple has a long history and can be used in so many recipes.
Pictures and text show you how to make your own sweet mulberry jam, which can be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen for future use. Yum!
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 persimmon is a delicious fruit, popular among chefs for many uses, including relishes, jams, and desserts. But when they aren't completely ripe, persimmons are famous for a funny mouthfeel.
Fried bananas taste amazing but don't fit into my healthy eating program, so I found a way to make them that's healthy but still delicious. Gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, 21 day fix approved, and only 4 ingredients!
These are pineapple cutting directions for the easiest way to cut a pineapple. Never cut a pineapple? Your options for cutting styles vary greatly, but you can choose for yourself the best method.
Canning fresh pears is a lot easier than you might think. Follow these simple directions, and you'll be able to line your shelves with delicious pears you've home-canned yourself.
For a healthy fruit salad with an exotic twist, try this quick, easy and delicious tropical fruit salad recipe.
Fruit salad served as a side dish or as a dessert is a compliment to any meal. When my grandchildren were young, they were a fan of anything with fruit, and it's a good way to get them to eat it. Pick one of these yummy creamy salads to make for dinner!
If you have mango trees, you'll know that at times you can have more than you know what to do with. Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy your bountiful harvest.
You did it again and brought home a lousy cantaloupe. Here are six tips to help you pick the best one—every single time.
From apple to watermelon, an A- Z list of different fruits and some related facts. Lots of photos included!
A dish from Indonesia consisting of bananas that are fried in butter and sugar, and then cooked in orange juice, finally topped with rum and whipped cream for a superb tropical dessert.
Did you know that you can make flour from the seeds of the prickly pear cactus? Not only does flour from prickly pear cactus seed have excellent qualities for baking and general cooking, but the flour is gluten-free, and contains many micronutrients, making prickly pear cactus seed flour a desirable addition to any diet.
Do you buy so many fruits that many of them go bad before you're able to eat them? Or are some of them already getting bruised and ugly? Make some traditional Russian compot (punch) instead of throwing them out. Russian fruit and berry punch is really simple to make!
Malaysia is a fruit-enthusiasts' paradise. The tropical climate creates luxuriant plant life and produces a wide and remarkable diversity of edible and succulent fruit.
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.
Mango mania--everyone is obsessed with the flavor of mango. Is it a passing fad or a smart eating choice? Find out what's behind this most recent craze. Along the way we'll fine some new recipes too.
British Bramley Apples are the best cooking apples around. Sharp tasting, fluffy white flesh that melts in the mouth. Bramleys are a great year-round apple but they are best in the colder winter months. Use them in pies, crumbles and sauces or simply bake them for a great tasting pudding.
Try my eggless tropical fruit fritters using my homemade four-ingredient crispy batter recipe with a twist. This dish is best served as a dessert or as a snack.
Raw mango stir-fry is a spicy, tangy, and mildly sweet dish that leaves you craving more. Serve it with steamed rice for a delicious side dish.
Avocados--they're more that the prop for guacamole, and can be used in many cuisines--not just Tex-Mex. Learn about this popular fruit and (of course) add a few new recipes to your collection.
Love those blueberries, so very tasty and healthy. Here's a fun way to get kids to nibble on these antioxidant-rich treats.
Discover the weird connection between mangos and poison ivy, how to safely eat a mango if you're allergic, and what to do if you've come into contact with a mango tree!
Don't be intimidated by that whole pineapple that looks so beautiful and delicious, but difficult to get into. Follow the steps on this page to learn how to cut up a pineapple, easy and mess-free!
Grilling fruit is an excellent way to bring out the natural sugars and intensify the flavors of your food.
Mangoes are at their peak in the summer. Any dish, curry, or sauce made using mango will surely be mouth-watering. It has a distinct flavor that tickles our taste buds. Try this tasty mango curry!
If you love mango chutney but always thought that it was too complicated to make, you are going to love this recipe. This tangy condiment may soon become a firm family favorite in your home.
Step by step photo instructions for zesting lemons 3 different ways. Includes lemon zest substitutes and lemon bread recipe.
I LOVE mangos and it saddens me to think people don't buy them because they are a pain to process. This simple guide will help you get the skin off the mango and cube the fruit quickly, easily, and without any waste.
Blueberries are a great super food for the body. Learn some fun facts, health benefits, and how to make a delicious blueberry smoothie.
A very fruity and flavorful ice cream recipe made from diverse tropical fruits—very refreshing and perfect for hot days.
The cocoa-hazelnut confection known as Nutella is world-famous today but it came from very humble beginnings. Learn the history, and how to use it and hazelnuts in your cooking and baking.
Durian, the thorny king of fruits. Only one of its kind. Different types of hybrid durians. Best durians are found in Penang, Malaysia.
Cranberries are more than a roast turkey garnish. Learn their origins, how they grow, and ways you can use them in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Here are the world's weirdest and most exotic fruits in terms of appearance, flavor, and the different ways in which they grow. Of course, what's weird to one person might be common (and delicious!) to someone else...
Green banana parathas are stuffed flat breads that have a spicy banana filling inside. They make a mouthwatering and filling breakfast or lunch. Raw bananas are high in fiber, vitamins, and resistant starch.
Some nuts are easy to shell but others, like walnuts, can be awkward. The edible part of the nut often shatters along with the shell. Here are some cracking ideas to solve the problem.
Brandied fruit is made with different kinds of fruits or one kind. It is fermented in brandy and sugar. You can serve it as a topping on pies, pound cake, ice cream, or use to make a cake.
Thinking about a fruit salad for your next picnic or barbecue? How about creating fruit kabobs, instead? Impress your guests with a new twist on a refreshing summer favorite.
Peanut butter: the soul of PBJ sandwiches, and so much more. Let me tell you how it began, and how to use it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Join me for an afternoon of food and fun in the State of Washington’s oldest town where the annual Autumn harvest is celebrated at the “Steilacoom Apple Squeeze”.
There are hundreds of cool ideas you can make easily with common fruits, and many of them can be tweaked to suit young children! This is a fun, easy inexpensive summer treat your children will love.
Learn how to easily prepare and eat the wonderful prickly pear cactus, also known as Nopal. The prickly pear cactus is nutritious with many health benefits and is used in a variety of beauty products.
If you know how to prevent cut apples from turning brown, you can enjoy these healthy treats and have them look great too.
In Malaysia, fried bananas are a common street food snack. It is one of the easiest snacks to make, and you can have it anytime and in as many ways you like.
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a fall favorite, and apart from how delicious they are, they are easy to make. A few ingredients and your favorite squash seeds are all you need for this autumn treat.
Goji berries are high in antioxidants, minerals, and protein, can be added to almost any recipe, and are considered a superfood. Better yet, a goji berry bush could be grown in your back yard!
Raspberries—beautiful red gems with an interesting background. Learn their story, and try some imaginative recipes.
The pumpkins are ready to harvest again, but before you throw those seeds away, why not roast them? Pumpkin seeds are nutritious, high in protein, minerals, phytochemicals, and are so easy to roast...
Advice, tips and techniques on how you can really clean blackberries after you have picked them. They can be full of worms and pests so you need to get them cleaned before you eat or store them.
Ripe plantains are mildly sweet. Plantains are also called cooking bananas. This side dish recipe is not spicy and is yogurt-based. It is an easy recipe. I made this raita in 25 minutes.
These are yummy snacks that you can make in a jiffy. Roasted bananas are crispy and spicy. They are the best accompaniments for any meal. You need only a few ingredients to make this appetizing dish.
A pomelo fruit is the largest variety of citrus fruit in the world. It originated in South and Southeast Asia and is still very popular in Malaysian, Chinese, and Thai cuisine, among others.
There is nothing more heavenly than a sweet vine-ripened tomato. Yet years ago it was thought to be poisonous. And what about that fruit/vegetable controversy? All the facts (and recipes) are here.
Watermelon is a popular summertime treat. Let's explore its origins, how to grow your own, and find some imaginative recipes along the way.
Custard apples are often heart-shaped or oval-shaped and have a delicious, mellow flesh that is soft, almost like custard.
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!
A healthier recipe for candied walnuts or pecans, toasted with unrefined coconut sugar and coconut oil. Delicious flavor, crunch, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids for salads or snacks.
This pickled lemon recipe is one of my best recipes. Its sharp sourness and hotness make it a favorite of many. You can eat this immediately, and it's oil-free. Try it!
A recipe handed down for six generations in my family, this sweet Southern fruit salad is more dessert than salad. It's delicious and a holiday treat at our house each year—a real family favorite!
Apples are an amazing fruit with many great properties. So is it true that an apple a day will keep the doctor away? Possibly!
Sweet apricots are nutritious fruits. The kernels contain amygdalin, which is converted into cyanide in our bodies. Bitter apricot kernels contain a high level of amygdalin.
Figs are a delicacy that show up only seasonally. Wine pairings for peak-fresh figs complement the delicate sweet flavor of the fruit.
The saskatoon berry is a prolific, hardy 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 and berry ensalata.
Muscadine grapes are native to the American South, are usually twice as large as their more common European counterparts, and have a dark purple, opaque skin with a sweet, pale, greenish-white inside.
Ever wonder which apples are the best to eat fresh? Find a list of some of the old favorites and some of the newer apples that are becoming popular with everyone.
Some apples are best for baking and cooking, and others are best eaten raw. Here you'll find a list of the best apples for applesauce, apple pie, apple crisps, and fresh juice.
The pear--Grandfather of the apple? Whether or not that is true, one thing is certain: it has been cultivated (and loved) for eons. Learn all about the pear, and add some recipes to your collection.
This dish is fruity and creamy with a hint of spice. It makes a lovely treat after dinner or before retiring for bed.
Seeds have emerged as a popular health food in recent years - with Chia seeds and flax seeds being favorites. But which of these two are better for you? Read on to know more about this.
This is an easy-to-make cinnamon apple bake. The longest part is peeling the apples, which you can choose not to do if you want to add the extra nutrients, making this a very quick dessert.
Avocado toast seems to be the latest trend; is it a silly fad or a healthy, quick meal? Let's examine the nutritional value of this social media phenomenon and explore a variety of recipes.