Bananas…The Why

Before we move on to much more interesting and fun things to do with bananas—such as which bananas to choose and what to do with them once you get them home, let’s take a look at the health benefits that bananas provide. Asthma…Bananas help prevent wheezing in children with asthma because of their antioxidant andContinue reading “Bananas…The Why”

Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas

Of course we all know what a banana is… In fact, we all seem to go apes over bananas…so much so that in the United States, each person eats about eleven pounds of bananas per year…making it Americans’ favorite fresh fruit. Bananas in fact are a favorite fruit worldwide…having first been grown in Southeast Asia, theyContinue reading “Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas”

We All Deserve To Take a Vacation

nutritional value, smell, flavor, and availability….including many that I never even heard of before doing research for this post. In the next few posts we will be looking at both the ordinary tropical fruit that you regularly see in your local grocery store and then the more exotic fruits that you probably will have neverContinue reading “We All Deserve To Take a Vacation”

Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew

Intro We all know what a honeydew is…that green thing over by the cantaloupe…but do you know what nutritional benefits it offers and what health benefits arrive from eating it? Let’s take a look… ***************** Nutritional Value Even though a honeydew is 90% water, the melon still packs a great punch… Calories…64 calories per cupContinue reading “Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew”

Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos

The fourth category of fruit, the pepo category, consists of those fruits have multiple seeds throughout the flesh or grouped together in the center….mostly melons. So I thought that this would be a good time to talk about the menagerie of  melons that you might see as you are hitting the fruit aisle with greatContinue reading “Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos”

A Poem About Pomes

This is a poem…a poem about pomes…another type of fruit…that I can’t wait to bring home… Sorry, the words “poem” and “pome” are too similar that I couldn’t resist. But what are pomes? Pomes are those fruits that have a relatively hard flesh surrounding a central core of seeds, fruits such as apples and pears.Continue reading “A Poem About Pomes”

Making the Perfect Apple Scones

The perfect apple scones are fresh from the oven….a truly scrumptious breakfast treat…deliciously spiced with the perfect amounts of cinnamon and sugar…buttery and moist with crisp crumbly edges…consisting of soft flaky centersĀ and crunchy golden brown exteriors. These perfect apple scones are a great reminder that fall and cooler weather are right around the corner. TheContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Scones”

Making the Perfect Apple Salad

The perfect apple salad is a sweet and savory treat that is perfect not only for a healthy lunch,…but also for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Typically when you think about apple salads, you think of a salad that is known as a Waldorf salad, a lightly sweetened salad consisting of apples, celery, nuts, grapesContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Salad”

Making the Perfect Apple Jam

Oh how I would love to be one of those people that is able to and has enough time to preserve the great bounty of summer fruits and veggies in homemade jellies and sauces and preserves and chutneys and so forth…but unfortunately I’m not.     So I’ve resorted instead to being happy simply makingContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Jam”

Making the Perfect Fried Apples

Fried apples are supposedly a Southern thing…which I personally found funny because having been brought up in the backwoods of the backwoods of Mississippi, I’d never even heard of fried apples until we started traipsing all throughout the interstates while my husband was on active duty…and making regular stops at Cracker Barrel. I would alwaysContinue reading “Making the Perfect Fried Apples”