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What's The Word, Mustard?
I don't know about everyone else, but mustard is a condiment that stays on my grocery list. Whether it's because I'm in the mood for my Mustard Fried Chicken recipe or atop my grilled beef hotdogs, I can't get enough of the condiment!
The Mysterious Mangosteen
Mangosteen is very mysterious. Unlike oranges and apples, mangosteen in the produce department is rarely seen. My curiosity about the Clusiaceae-related member peaked once learning mangosteen is considered the 'Queen Of Fruits'. The fruit gained its title because of its purple-bluish hue and its slightly sweet and sour flavor.
Why Cilantro is Head Huncho
When I was in high school, I learned a lot about herbs. Many times, we don't realize certain spices and herbs originate from their leaves. Moreover, we don't realize the culinary influence herbs and spices have as medicinal and holistic remedies.
Fall In Love With Fenugreek
I remember when I worked in a vitamin shop. For me, it was a new world to explore. As many of our favorite foods offer essential vitamins, minerals, and herbs, I think it's imperative to know alternative ways to increase our nutrition intake.
Go The Long Haul With Rhubarb
Rhubarb isn't a vegetable I knew much about prior to my co-worker telling me that her weekend plans were to bake a rhubarb and strawberry pie. After she told me, I kept thinking was the combination was peculiar and that pastry crust with raw sugar atop was the most appealing part.
Feel COOL With Cucumbers
Growing up, my family wasn't too fond of cucumbers. Like squash, that was food my parents seemed to like and didn't share. As I became older and learned more about the process of pickling, I found myself fascinated by cucumbers and their versatility.
Don't Worry With Strawberries!
Growing up, I remember going to the strawberry patch during the summer months. My brother and I had the responsibility of preparing and washing the strawberries. Some summers, we had to wash and clean the summer fruit in the bathtub because we picked so many!
Oh My, It's Okra!
I've known very little about okra. I remember working the kitchen line and having to slice okra for our appetizer menu. I didn't like the slimy texture, nor the seeds inside of the oblong form. The stringy film with every julienne cut convinced me okra wouldn't be one of my favorite foods to eat.