Easy Island-Inspired Recipes

Easy Island-inspired Recipes

Are you missing those warm summer days? The cooler weather makes many of us long for the summertime sun – and all the fresh fruit and wonderful food that goes with it – but these Caribbean-inspired dishes are an easy way to bring a little bit of summer back into your chilly winter day. These …

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5 Fall Fruits You Should Dehydrate

5 Fall Fruits You Should Dehydrate

Autumn is already here, and it’s time to prepare for the winter. During those cold months, your favorite fall fruits won’t be available. If you want to have them on hand for your favorite recipes, it’s best to dehydrate them now. This is my must-dehydrate list. From the beginning of September, my dehydrator has been …

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Plantain Recipes – How to Prepare and Cook Plantains

Plantain Recipes - How to Prepare and Cook Plantains

Plantain: that one fruit that looks like a big banana, primarily found and used in and around Puerto Rico and other tropical locales. Sometimes green, sometimes light brown, but never quite seems yellow enough to look delicious. Maybe you weren’t paying attention at the grocery store and thought they were regular bananas. Maybe you got …

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How to Buy, Store and Bake Persimmons

How to Buy, Store and Bake Persimmons

What are Persimmons? Persimmons are fruits that look like a cross between a tomato and an orange. Yellow-orange to red-orange in color, ripe persimmons taste like an extremely sweet apricot. They can be eaten raw, but they really shine when used in breads, jams, jellies, preserves, puddings, sorbets or in sweet and sour dishes. High …

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Enjoy This Great Boiled Fruit Cake

Enjoy This Great Boiled Fruit Cake

Ingredients 1/2 lb butter 1lb mixed dried fruit (use a food dehydrator to dry your fruit) 1 cupful sugar (brown or white) small cupful of water 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Method Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and boil for 2 minutes Leave to get cold Then add 2 …

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