When I started doing research for this article, I only planned to highlight peaches – I have a fantastic peach cobbler recipe from Tyler Florence that I am anxious to try. I ran across an article on peaches and nectarines in the Food section of the LA Times and– the article called them “kissing cousins”. Since there are only small differences between the two fruits (and I haven’t posted a blog in a while), I decided to highlight them both. And anyway, who doesn’t love a sweet nectarine? (more…)

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Springtime is here and has brought its first fruits…yes, my fellow foodies, it is strawberry season.  Those luscious, heart-shaped mounds of sweet juiciness are at their sweetest. I picked up some from Harris Teeter in Shirlington on Monday and they were just perfect.  No wonder they are the most popular berry in the world! (more…)