Tag: stone fruit

The Smartest Ways to Buy and Store Summer Produce

by in In Season, June 26, 2014

How you pick and store summer fruits can mean the difference between mealy disappointment and juicy perfection. Berries Buying: Turn to these antioxidant-packed fruits for a burst of sweet-tart flavor and vitamin C. When shopping for strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, look for plump and well-shaped pieces that are brightly colored and firm. Storing: Berries canRead more

Summer Fest: Puttin’ Up Peach Pickles, Compote and More

by in In Season, August 18, 2010

I absolutely adore stone fruit, from peaches to plums to cherries to apricots to nectarines. Yes, they’re delicious in desserts (and fresh from the bag, juice dripping down the chin), but I don’t discriminate in my kitchen: I love sauteed peaches and plums on salads, peach-marinated pork chops, cherry salsa and grilled nectarines. But theRead more