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How to Open a Fresh Coconut!

6 Apr

020A few months ago, I found myself hanging out in my living room with some friends, passing around a fresh coconut with three straws.

As I drank the sweet juice, a balmy early spring breeze meandering through my screen door, all I could think was “Ahhhhh.”

I felt like I was on a tropical island, just having come inside after a day at the beach.

That evening was actually what inspired me to share this blog, the idea that food can transport you to another time and place.

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Dragonfruit Rrrrrrrrrrr

3 Mar

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Her bright pink skin is smooth and vibrant. Her delicate, vivid green petals adorn like jewelry. She has a mystique that’s second to none.

The New York Times calls this member of the cactus family a “fruit with a future” and Hollywood’s new “it girl.”

Her name: Dragonfruit.

This mysterious little gem has always called to me from the boxes at various international markets. For years, I have stared at her. Picked her up and investigated her, but always put her down.

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