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14

Mar

20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peelsThe skins of fruit and vegetables are full of flavor and vitamins — and they’ve got a lot to give.

20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peels
The skins of fruit and vegetables are full of flavor and vitamins — and they’ve got a lot to give.

jerryjamesstone:

Homemade fruit leathers with Raspberry Vanilla, Apple & Fennel, and Mango Chili Lime.

http://cookingstoned.tv/recipe/apple-mango-raspberry-fruit-leather/

Fruit Roll-Ups were one of those child hood snacks that seemed almost… magical. Fruity and sweet, portable, and as much fun to play with as they were tasty. As an adult, they’re a bit too sugary for my liking and the flavors are, well, too singular. Since road trip season is upon us, I wanted some car snacks that were healthy, portable, and fun to eat, like those roll-ups of yesteryear. Enter these adult flavored fruit leathers: Apple & Fennel, Mango Chili Lime, and Raspberry Vanilla to be exact. Yum! Easy to make and easy to take (with you).

  • 1 Pound Raspberries
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Vanilla Beans
  • 1 Pound Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 1 Teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 2 ½ Pounds Mangos
  • 1 Lime
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder

10

Mar

How different types of apples got their namesSometimes it’s a matter of comparing apples to apples, or at least Granny Smith apples to Golden Delicious apples.

How different types of apples got their names
Sometimes it’s a matter of comparing apples to apples, or at least Granny Smith apples to Golden Delicious apples.

22

Jan

Kumquats: An immune-boosting, cancer-fighting fruitNot only is this seasonal fruit delicious, but it also has several important health benefits.

Kumquats: An immune-boosting, cancer-fighting fruit
Not only is this seasonal fruit delicious, but it also has several important health benefits.

09

Jan

Could GMO apples taint the fruit’s good reputation?A new non-browning, genetically engineered version of the apple could soon be approved by the USDA. Conventional apple growers are concerned about the fruit’s pristine image being tarnished.

Could GMO apples taint the fruit’s good reputation?
A new non-browning, genetically engineered version of the apple could soon be approved by the USDA. Conventional apple growers are concerned about the fruit’s pristine image being tarnished.

19

Dec

Bananas: Famous fruit faces fatal fungusThe devastating banana fungus has now spread to new parts of the globe.

Bananas: Famous fruit faces fatal fungus
The devastating banana fungus has now spread to new parts of the globe.

Who needs fancy water purifiers? Try this easy water treatment technique instead, using nothing more than fruit peels and rubbing alcohol.

Who needs fancy water purifiers? Try this easy water treatment technique instead, using nothing more than fruit peels and rubbing alcohol.

09

Dec

Amazing way to eat an apple makes core disappearPrepare to be a little freaked out and then rush to your refrigerator to try this method of eating an apple for yourself.

Amazing way to eat an apple makes core disappear
Prepare to be a little freaked out and then rush to your refrigerator to try this method of eating an apple for yourself.

13

Nov

Amazing way to eat an apple makes core disappearPrepare to be a little freaked out and then rush to your refrigerator to try this method of eating an apple for yourself.
You won’t believe it till you see it. Watch the video.

Amazing way to eat an apple makes core disappear
Prepare to be a little freaked out and then rush to your refrigerator to try this method of eating an apple for yourself.

You won’t believe it till you see it. Watch the video.

26

Aug

How to regrow food from scrapsDon’t toss those old potatoes or celery scraps. Put them to work and grow a kitchen garden from leftover bits and pieces.

How to regrow food from scraps
Don’t toss those old potatoes or celery scraps. Put them to work and grow a kitchen garden from leftover bits and pieces.