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.
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.
Custard apples are often heart-shaped or oval-shaped and have a delicious, mellow flesh that is soft, almost like custard.
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.
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.
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 . . .
From apple to watermelon, an A- Z list of different fruits and some related facts. Lots of photos included!
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.
Apples are a fantastic fruit with many excellent properties. So is it true that an apple a day will keep the doctor away? Possibly!
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.
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.
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.
Green banana parathas are stuffed flatbreads that have a spicy banana filling inside. They make a mouthwatering and filling for breakfast or lunch. Raw bananas are high in fiber and vitamins and are resistant starch.
This dish is fruity and creamy with a hint of spice. It makes a lovely treat after dinner or before retiring for bed.
You might be able to find preserved fresh walnuts in some Armenian, Greek, or Middle Eastern markets, but it's also not terribly hard to make them at home. Here are step-by-step instructions.
British Bramley apples are the best cooking apples around with 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.
It's easy to freeze fresh pears. It's also a great way to preserve all that goodness. These instructions are clearly written and easy to follow. You're going to love having fresh pears as close as your freezer.
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 it desirable.
Afraid you'll lose a finger trying to open a tough coconut? Read on to find out how to do it safely.
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.
Is the pear the 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.
You've probably seen these strange-looking bananas in grocery stores... except they're not actually bananas. Learn about plantains, how to identify the ones that are ripe, and four different healthy cooking techniques.
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.
Durian, the thorny king of fruits. Only one of its kind. Different types of hybrid durians. Best durians are found in Penang, Malaysia.
This article teaches you hot to cook a dish from Indonesia consisting of bananas that are fried in butter and sugar, then cooked in orange juice and finally topped with rum and whipped cream for a superb tropical dessert.
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.
Brandied fruit is a family tradition that can be made with different kinds of fruits, or with just one kind. You can serve it as a topping on pies, pound cake, ice cream, or use to make a cake.
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 four methods for toasting different nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, peanuts etc.). Toasting nuts before adding them to baked goods or other recipes makes a surprising difference in taste.
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!
Step-by-step photo instructions for zesting lemons in three different ways. Includes lemon-zest substitutes and a recipe for lemon bread.
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!
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.
Watermelon is a popular summertime treat. Let's explore its origins, learn how to grow your own, and find some imaginative recipes along the way.
Olives: These ancient trees are perhaps the oldest living things on Earth. Learn their history and facts and enjoy some new recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Not just for juicing, summer holidays, or picnic baskets, Chinese fruits come in a variety of exotic and unusual tastes, colours, shapes, and scents!
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.
If you know how to prevent cut apples from turning brown, you can enjoy these healthy treats and have them look great too.
The pumpkins are ready to harvest again, but before you throw those seeds away, why not roast them? Pumpkin seeds are nutritious and high in protein, minerals, and phytochemicals. Plus, they are so easy to roast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a fall favorite, and as well as being delicious, they are easy to make. A few ingredients and your favorite squash seeds are all you need for this autumn treat.
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!
Caraway seeds have a flavorful and interesting taste. They're a great addition to oatmeal, bread, sauerkraut, potato salad, cheese spreads, and other foods.
4 ways to zest a lime with photo instructions. Recipes, ways to use, substitutions, tips and storage.
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.
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 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.
Figs are a delicacy that show up only seasonally. Wine pairings for peak-fresh figs complement the delicate sweet flavor of the fruit.
Almond butter and sunflower seed butter (also called sun butter) are both considered healthy substitutes for peanut butter. But they are not quite the same nutritionally. Let's take a look at how they compare.
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.
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!
Raspberries—beautiful red gems with an interesting background. Learn their story, and try some imaginative recipes.
I love the street food in the Philippines, and I love promoting them. Here's a snack that most Filipinos love: roasted peanuts.
This article provides a few stellar almond recipes that are perfect for the holidays, as well as information about how to grow almond trees.
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.
If you like snacking on dried fruits, try making your own. Homemade always tastes better! Learn how to make your own oven-dried figs.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
I love blueberries, they are so very tasty and healthy. Here's a fun way to get kids to nibble on these antioxidant-rich treats.
For a healthy fruit salad with an exotic twist, try this quick, easy, and delicious tropical fruit salad recipe.
The apple might not have tempted Adam and Eve, but it's been cultivated (and loved) for thousands of years. Learn all about this popular fruit and add a few recipes to your collection.
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!
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!
These are yummy snacks that you can make in a jiffy. Roasted bananas are crispy and spicy, and the recipe requires only a few ingredients.
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!
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!
This article explores three methods to make zest with photos and a video. It also includes tips on easy substitutions, storage, and recipes!
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!
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.
Grilling fruit is an excellent way to bring out the natural sugars and intensify the flavors of your food.
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.
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.
Quinces are large, yellow fruits that are sour when raw but delicious when cooked. They can be used to make jam, jelly, and a sweet paste called membrillo.
Avocados—they're more than just 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.