I'm a confirmed lemon freak. I love their bright acidity and subtle bitterness in applications both sweet and savoury and firmly believe that a squeeze of lemon ties any dish together; I buy them in shocking quantities, usually keeping up to 3kg in my crisper drawer.
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If you enjoy of martinis or Manhattans, you probably have a couple of bottles of vermouth on your bar cart. If you're a lover of a fancy aperitif, you probably have more. These fortified wines are a lot of fun but, due to their lower ABV, they don't last forever.
There's no arguing that pie is the most noble form any summer fruit can assume, but there are times I want a fruity dessert that doesn't require the heating of my oven (or kitchen). In such moments, I turn (once again) to booze and make some stupid-easy but still sophisticated-tasting wine-soaked fruit.
Picking your own strawberries is a dangerous game. What starts out as good, clean fun plucking berries from their bush quickly escalates into a manic race against everyone else at the patch to pick the most and the best berries, leaving me with scratched limbs, stained lips and way too many berries.
My oldest child will only eat one vegetable: carrots. (It used to be broccoli, but he's switched.) His little brother will only eat corn. Since veggies are good for kids, it would be great if we knew some foolproof way of getting kids to eat them. Science doesn't have solid answers, but it does give us some clues.
A Spanish fruit company is leading people to believe that they "invented" a low-fat avocado which they are calling "Avocado Light." This, however -- as the kids say -- is "already a thing."
In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or -- if you're very lucky -- tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit snack by making your own.
Human adults are supposed to eat at least two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables per day to keep healthy. But what constitutes a "serve"?
This can be difficult to calculate, especially when it comes to small fruits and diced vegetables. This infographic explains how to work out your portions.
Welcome to this week's edition of Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. I spent the earlier part of this week working on a super secret and exciting sous vide project, so I decided to try a quick and easy experiment for this week's column, and see if I could whip up a sweet and sour condiment that usually takes several weeks to make.
When it comes to non-meats, pineapple is my absolute favourite thing to grill in this entire world. The caramelised, almost bruléed sugars and smoky flavours are magnificent in a cocktail, and the charred fruit makes a superlative burger or pizza topping. (That's right, pineapple on pizza is good; haters to the left.)
You've heard of peanut and wheat allergies, but if you get a weird tingly feeling in your mouth when you eat raw fruit, you may wonder -- can a person be allergic to apples? It turns out this is a mostly harmless reaction, called oral allergy syndrome, that happens in people who are allergic to pollen.
You guys know I love a shiny new kitchen appliance, but it just doesn't make sense to purchase a Juicero. I love fresh juice as much as the next person who drinks it to feel slightly better about her life choices, but a $US400 ($536) juice squeezer just isn't in the cards.
Cities have plenty of forageable food available, from plants that grow as weeds to fruit trees and bushes that were either abandoned, or were planted just for looks. But is this food too polluted to eat? Probably not, according to two teams of scientists who have tested it.
Dogs are a very important part of life, and they deserve treats. Sure, there are a ton of store-bought options out there, but recent recalls have made me wary, and there's something reassuring about seeing every ingredient that goes into my pet's snack. Unlike some human confections, dog treats are super easy to whip up, and we've rounded up a bunch of simple, tasty morsels for your favourite furry friend.