I started a preparation for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner about two and a half month ago. I prepared Salted Preserved Lemons and used it to marinade the turkey. Continue reading
Good-by Summer! Good-by Watermelon!
A Thai friend gave me these. These are lemon grass stems, chili peppers and Kaffir lime leaves. This hourglass-shaped leaves are not common in the market but it provides very unique flavor in cooking and it is a must-have for some dishes.
From left, Grapefruits, Oroblanco, Pomelo. Oroblanco in the center is a cross between a Pomelo and a grapefruit and is most likely the sweetest of the three. The oroblanco was created by the University of California.
Grapes are in season and see many varieties in the market. Cotton Candy and Sweet Scarlet are the names of these grapes. Asides from the ones turn to wine, there are table grapes which tend to have large, Continue reading
There is no in-season as it produces fruits year-round in the native region of central Mexico. Guacamole is a great salsa. Avocado goes well with seafood, chicken or any meats.
Fresh Figs. The better crops of two seasons each year are harvested in the late summer. Figs are rich in nutrients and very sweet. Some call them fruits of an eternal life.
Mango is cultivated all over the world and available in almost all seasons but since it is a subtropical fruit it is ripen and taste great in summer here in California.
Cherries have a very short season. Large plump dark red ‘Bing’ is sweet and ‘Rainier’ is more recent favorite with a good balance of sweetness and tartness. Continue reading
Apricots and Cherries — but the Apricot is the topic today. The Apricot is in season and the fruit is wonderful to eat but there will be a lot of stone left after eating Apricots. There is a white seed inside of a stone. Continue reading