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How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

How to Ripen Bananas Quickly
When I buy bananas, I buy more than I need. In other words, if I think that I’m going to eat three bananas in a given week, I buy five or six. The leftover bananas will ripen to the point of being overripe, with dark brown mottled peels that make them look a …

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus!

I use citrus all year round, but citrus season is in the winter and early spring and that is when everything from limes to tangerines are at their peak. Citrus fruits are very versatile because they are several ways that you can pull flavor from them. You can use the zest for …

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What is a Pomelo?

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What is a Pomelo?

Pomelos are a type of citrus fruit that are native to Southeast Asia. They resemble a large grapefruit in appearance and are often the largest type of citrus that you can find at a grocery store. They are closely related to grapefruits, but have some distinct differences. They have a very thin …

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What are Pink Lemons?

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What are Pink Lemons?
Most pink lemonades are made by adding food coloring or other fruit juices to lemon juice – but did you know that there are actually pink lemons that produce pink juice naturally? Pink lemons are not a hybrid fruit, unlike Meyer lemons, but are a variety of Eureka lemons, which …

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How to Juice A Passion Fruit

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How to Juice a Fresh Passion Fruit
Passion fruits are one of my favorite fruits (although I admit that I do have a lot of favorite fruit!) because its unique sweet-tart, floral flavor really captures the essence of the tropics. The fruit is actually a type of berry and it thrives in temperate climates. While it is associated with the …

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What is chicory?

Cafe du Monde Coffee with Chicory

Chicory is a root that can be roasted, ground and brewed like coffee and, in some parts of the world, is combined with coffee to make a unique breakfast beverage. In the US, New Orleans is a city that is known for the combination of coffee and chicory, but that pairing traces …

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How to Make Candied Cranberries

How to Make Candied Cranberries

Cranberries are often described as being both tart and sweet, but they definitely lean more towards the tart end of that spectrum. While they do contain sugar, cranberries typically have to be cooked in some way to bring out that sweetness. One unique way to sweeten them up is to candy them! …

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