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Sweet Corn

Did you know that there is one piece of silk for each kernel on every ear of sweet corn?  That’s quite a bit of silk, when you consider that the average ear of corn has 800 kernels.  Nevertheless, juicy, flavorful sweet corn is well worth the husking. Best when picked fresh, sweet corn loses a […]

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Persian Limes

Did you know that the Persian, or Tahitian, lime is the most commonly available in the U.S.? While the true origin is unknown, it’s thought to be a hybrid of the Mexican lime. It is believed to have been introduced to Europe from Persia. Then, taking a roundabout route to reach us, Portuguese traders brought […]

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Mint

Did you know that one pound of mint oil will flavor 135,000 sticks of gum? The oil is extracted from mint using  a steam distillation process and is highly concentrated. You won’t need nearly that much to enjoy this easy Spring recipe: Grilled Lamb Satay with Herb Dipping Sauce Learn more about mint, or try a couple […]

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Sweet Oranges

Did you know that the sweet orange is the most commonly grown fruit tree in the world? Little wonder with its fruits’ succulent citrus flavor and sweet tangy juices. It’s versatile too, with uses stemming well beyond dining – from perfume-making to producing manicurists’ orangewood sticks. Never mind all that. Try it in this colorful, […]

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Guinness

Did you know that Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease in 1759 for his original 4 acre brewery site? Since then, the Guinness brewery has grown to cover more than 50 acres, and has become the number one tourist destination in Ireland. The lease no longer applies as the company has since purchased all […]

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