Tag Archives: Fruit

The Florentine Bizzaria

Back when I was researching citrus fruits out of curiosity, I came across an especially curious specimen: the Florentine Bizzaria.  It was first discovered in the mid-1600s in, not surprisingly, Florence.  Pietro Nati found it at the villa of the … Continue reading

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Durian Tasting

  I tried my first durian yesterday!  It’s definitely interesting…  I mostly wanted to taste it because it’s supposed to be a favorite of orangutans, my favorite animal.  So I figured, hey, if they like it, maybe I will, too. … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Dipped Oranges

These are a really good dessert.  I started making them when I had extra chocolate from truffles, and extra oranges, and decided to mix ‘em together to see what happened.  The result was heavenly.  Any citrus fruit works, but clementines … Continue reading

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Orangutan Fruit Salad

I visited the San Diego Zoo recently, and it was amazing!  The orangutans were especially cooperative, hanging out near the glass for us.  I got a good look at four of them, including an impressive flanged male, an adorable infant, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Compote

This is a nice little easy side dish to make for Thanksgiving to replace canned cranberry sauce.  This compote has only a few ingredients, takes a few minutes to make, and tastes great.  I make it whenever cranberries are available … Continue reading

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Punic Oatmeal

I recently checked out A Taste of Ancient Rome from the library.  It has a lot of ancient Roman recipes, including Punic Porridge, which comes down to us from Cato.  My own personal breakfast grain is oats, so I decided to … Continue reading

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