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Squash It!

With fall in the air and winter around the corner, it’s time to start cooking some warmer, heartier fare. Heartier doesn’t have to mean unhealthy, and the fall/winter season comes with nutritious and delicious vegetables to cook up. One of them is winter squash. Winter squash is in season from October to November (although you can find it from August…

Mamey Sapote

Yesterday I told you all about the rambutan, a new fruit I tried over the weekend. As I mentioned in that post, my family and I tried another new fruit for the Rosh Hashanah holiday — the Mamey. When I saw this fruit at Fairway, a fabulous supermarket in my neighborhood, I had no idea what it was. It didn’t…

Rambutan: The “Hairy” Fruit

This past weekend was the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. There are many food customs on this holiday, one of which is to enjoy a new fruit to remind us to appreciate the fruits of the earth and that we are here to enjoy them. Every year the search is on for a fruit that we have…