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Fruits

Yucatan #Avocados: A New Culinary Discovery

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Happy Monday amigos! I have a very casual post to share with you today, just a little talk about a new type of avocado I discovered this weekend. This giant green fruit you see is called an agucate de Yucatan or Yucatan avocado. I’ve never come across Yucatecan avocados and certainly not such huge ones. […]

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10 Pitahaya Facts and A Refreshing Lime-Pitahaya Summer Drink

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever tasted or held one in your hands, I think you’d agree that pitahayas are one of the most interesting, exotic and beautiful fruits in existence. A couple of days ago I got to eat pitahaya again for the second time in my life. Last time I simply ate the […]

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Jicama with Lime Juice and Tajin Chile Powder: The Only Mexican Snack You’ll Need This Summer!

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Jic-a-what? Let’s begin with the pronunciation, it is hee-kama. Jicama is a round, hard, watery root vegetable with Mexican origins — in fact the word “jicama” is a (Mexican) Spanish word. Though it was first discovered in what is modern day Mexico, jicama can now be found across other Central, South and North American countries […]

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On Mozart and Pineapples (Plus a pineapple and chia smoothie recipe)

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On October 1787 in Prague’s Stavovské divadlo (Estates Theatre) Wolfang Amadeus Mozart premiered his Don Giovanni opera. That was the first opera I ever saw, well not the one in 1787, but rather Don Giovanni. I still remember how excited I was to not only be stepping foot into the same historic theatre were Mozart […]

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Sunday Snapshots: Date Syrup and Clementines

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I’ve never been much of a snacker, which I think has been a good thing for my waistline, I much preferred eating 3 sensible meals a day. Over the past 6 months I’ve had to change that and introduce snacks into my daily routine to better control some health issues I’ve been having. Before on […]

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Sunday Snapshots: Sorrento Lemons

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Hi everyone! How’s your weekend going so far? I hope it’s going great. I couldn’t wait to publish this edition of Sunday Snapshots, so it’s coming to you a day earlier. Enjoy!:) Today I want to share some photos of this lovely Sorrento lemon that I found at my neighborhood Italian deli. They had a […]

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Orange Plum Tomatoes: Goodbye Tomato Season

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In my area of the world tomato season is sadly drawing to an end. During the off season tomatoes are imported from other parts of the world, but those don’t compare to locally grown ones. It will be a while before I find plump, juicy, vibrant tomatoes like these beauties. Around here gourmet and heirloom […]

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