Fruit

In Defense of Fruit for Dessert — Strong Opinions

What do you think of when you hear the word dessert? Does your mind automatically go to ice cream, cookies, pies, or other decadent treats? Is it something you reserve as a special treat once in awhile? Do you only have it when you're eating out at a restaurant?

Those who avoid dessert because they worry about calories or think that dessert isn't good for them should think again. Let's reset our thinking and consider fresh fruit — served without any preparation or garnishes — as dessert, shall we?

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In Defense of Fruit for Dessert — Strong Opinions

What do you think of when you hear the word dessert? Does your mind automatically go to ice cream, cookies, pies, or other decadent treats? Is it something you reserve as a special treat once in awhile? Do you only have it when you're eating out at a restaurant?

Those who avoid dessert because they worry about calories or think that dessert isn't good for them should think again. Let's reset our thinking and consider fresh fruit — served without any preparation or garnishes — as dessert, shall we?

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How a Georgia Peach Gets Picked — Grower Tour

Who: Lane Southern Orchards
What: Georgia Peaches
Where: Fort Valley, GA

It’s currently peach season in Georgia — the state that produces such an abundance of the iconic Southern treat, it has adopted the fuzzy fruit as it most recognizable symbol. In Fort Valley, Lane Southern Orchards has been planting, harvesting, packing, and selling 30 different varieties of peaches for more than 100 years. Here’s how they do it.

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Is It Cheaper to Support Your Green Juice Habit at Home? — Your Juice Habit

In the past several months, three new juice bars have opened within a short walk from my apartment in Brooklyn. I consider these juice bars great additions to the neighborhood, but I always feel slightly guilty when I shell out upwards of $7 or $8 for a fresh-pressed green juice.

I'm not one to shy away from making things at home — I've made my own butter in my stand mixer; I generally make yogurt each week unless I'm traveling; and I love making ice cream, bread, and pickles from scratch, too — so I figured it might be cheaper to support my occasional green juice habit by juicing at home. Let's take a look at the math.

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Recipe: Raspberry Vinaigrette — Recipes from The Kitchn

Every once in a while during the summer, I stumble on the sale of the season. I'm not talking about clothes or shoes — this is far better. I'm talking about fresh, ripe raspberries for $1 per pint. Considering these berries can be upwards of $5 at the grocery store, I stock up!

While I could easily eat my way through pint after pint, popping berries from the container straight to my mouth, I do my best to show a little restraint. I like to save at least a few to be put to work in the kitchen.

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3 Ways to Pit Cherries Without a Cherry Pitter — Tips from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Christine Gallary)

Is it necessary to own a cherry pitter? If you're making cherry pie and need to pit a mountain of cherries, then yes, please do yourself a favor and buy an actual cherry pitter to make the process a whole lot easier.

But for the rest of us who just want to pit a few cherries for a sangria and don't want to buy a unitasker, there are three other ways to pit cherries with things you probably already have in the kitchen or desk drawer!

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