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5 Useful Apps Charts for Choosing Seasonal Produce
Finally, summer is just around the corner! And while there are delicious fruits and vegetables available nearly every season, summer yields some of the very best picks. Equip yourself with one or more of the tools below before your next trip to the farmers market.
1. Seasons Well reviewed, the Seasons app for iPhone tells you what”s in season based on where you live, with support currently in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Western and Central Europe. The app”s vault contains 214 entries, each with an image, description and seasonal stats, in which users can easily access data for fruits, vegetables, lettuces, herbs, mushrooms and nuts. Department of Agriculture”s Agricultural, Australian Farmers” Markets Association, Qype (Europe) and Local Food Advisor (UK Ireland)
Available for $1.99 in the iTunes store.
2. Fresh Fruit A free alternative to the Seasons app, Fresh Fruit has received mixed reviews perhaps due to translation issues, as the app”s creator is Italian. Fresh Fruit offers facts and nutritional properties, and guides users to selecting the right fruit month after month. While the app seems somewhat adequate, you may want to splurge and spend $1.99 on the previously mentioned "Seasons", which boast more features.
Available for free in the iTunes store.
3. Foodstalk (NY Residents Only)Headed by Tyler Mintz, Foodstalk is a local foods campaign based out of Brooklyn. The organization offers a beautiful "What”s in Season, New York" chart for residents within a 200 mile radius of NYC. Covering 48 of the most common fruits and vegetables grown in New York, the blue area represents the dormant season, during which season conscious eaters should default to stored produce (apples, pears and root vegetables).
4. Eat SeasonablyEast Seasonably is a UK based campaign for local foods, with the motto "Better taste, Better value and Better for the planet". Their free calender offers a a handy disc to view fruits and vegetables at their best time that month.
Download available in 3 available sizes: A4, A3 and A1.
5. WatermelonIn the last month or so, I”ve made frequent watermelon runs to the grocery store. I”ve learned that if the season isn”t quite there yet, you better come armed with a knife to test that sucker after you”ve purchased it. If it”s a mess inside, swap it before you head home (the cashiers are always happy to comply).
Then I heard about the iWatermelon app. Sounds too good to be true, but perhaps I”ll never have to casino enter a grocery store brandishing a knife again.
Jaqueesha demonstrates how to prepare and eat a dragonfruit. To prepare the dragonfruit you will need a knife, plate and paper towel. Preparing a dragonfruit involves simply peeling it and cutting it into pieces. First, cut off the stem which is not edible. Then, peel off the outer purple part off of the fruit can stain the skin so be sure to wash your hands after you work with the fruit. Dragonfruit has the texture of a mango. Slice the dragonfruit in half lengthwise. Then, cut each dragonfruit piece into four slices that resemble wedges. You will see that the center of the fruit is white.
Look to broaden your home bar horizons a little? Infuse liquor with a custom combination of fruits or spices, and make your home bar top shelf. Get creative and add them to customized bottles and give away your flavored liquors as gifts!
You Will Need:
A 750 milliliter bottle of liquor
A pint of fruit
1 tbsp. spices or citrus zest
A jar or pitcher with lid
A fine sieve
Simple syrup (optional)
Step 1: Choose your ingredients
Choose your ingredients. For refreshing flavored vodka, use a pint of almost any fruit. For spicy rum, add spices such as peppercorns or cloves.
Do Ana County Extension Agent John White and Master Gardener Benny Knudsen look at stone fruit trees on their tour of the "Garden of Weeden". The Mariposa Plum, the dwarf Stella Sweet Cherry, Elberta Peach, Tilton Apricot and the almond tree (which also belongs to the stone fruit family) are featured in this segment of Southwest Yard and Garden series. The suitability of these trees for a small garden is mentioned. Besides this, also discussed is the problem of late frost and its effect on fruit production among stone fruits. Benny Knudsen demonstrates by touching the blossoms of the.
In great video clip series our expert, Karen Weisman, shows us a few great centerpiece ideas that are easy to make without costing an arm and a leg. All you need are a few melons, some extra fruit and a little bit of time and you will have a delightful centerpiece that accents the rest of the table and the food that is on it. She shows you how to make complex pieces like a peacock and a wishing well but also throws in some simpler ideas like a swan. Take these ideas, run with them and make up your own as you go. Be creative and dinner will never be boring!