Archive for August, 2010
French Toast + Nectarine Compote
My French Toast Compote was intended for peaches, as was most every other recipe available on the internet. You would think in that never-ending series of tubes and wires, the nectarine would have found a home. But alas, it’s relegated to the bottom paragraphs of peach recipes where it’s mentioned as an alternative.1 comment
Peach Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette
When the sun sets on another scorching summer day, the last thing anyone wants to do is go home and slave over a stovetop or roasting hot oven. Why not take advantage of the summertime and create a delicious, healthy, and filling salad with everyone’s favorite fruit, the peach? Read moreNo comments
Asia’s Exotic Luxury Fruit
Japan is well known for their love affair with exotic and expensive high-end fruits. Here’s a look at 8 of The Fruit Company‘s favorites:
1. Musk Melon
The Musk Melon runs for $100-$400 apiece. Considering that the melon gets its name from smell of its musky insides, we hope it’s a special kind of musk, the kind of musk you want to bottle and use as cologne. Chances are it’s just a musk. As for the fruit itself, it’s decidedly something special. Grown in Tokyo, the Musk Melon is meticulously cultivated using devoted greenhouses that keep precise temperature for optimal melon harvesting. Farmers limit the number of melons on the vine to three in order for the melons to receive the proper nutrients. As the melons begin to develop, one of the three gets chosen (the chosen one?) and the others are removed from the vine so that this special musk melon, this musk melon to end all musk melons, can thrive.
The fruit’s color and taste are supposed to be enhanced versions of your average work-a-day melon. The musk however, is that little something special. Read more9 comments
Summer Fruit Part 2
Nectarines, Cherries, Pineapple
As purveyors of Gourmet Fruit Gifts, we know a ton about fruit. We know how to grow it, pick it, store it, ship it and—as the skins, seeds, and pits in our trashcans show—eat it. But we don’t know it all; we’re constantly learning new things and we wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why we’re introducing our newest feature “Will it Grill?” where we’ll grill different varieties of fruit to see whether we can and should fire up our grills. Will we burn a fruit or two along the way? Absolutely. But for the sake of knowledge, and some sweet caramelized fruit goodness, we’ll give it a shot. Let the grilling and discovery commence!
When it comes to grilling nectarines, we run into a moral dilemma: do we really need to grill them? They don’t need it; I’ve never bitten into a ripe nectarine and thought, “Eh, how can I make this taste better.” Read moreNo comments