I love this time of year when my beloved mangoes are readily and affordably available by the case. But if I had one complaint about mangoes, it would be the stringy flesh. And if I had another complaint, it would be the large pit. Not that I am complaining, because I would pick a mango […]
It wasn’t exactly love at first sight when my sister brought home a plastic bag of small, round, bumpy-encased fruits called lychee. And even after peeling open the reddish-brown shell to discover a translucent-white glossy fruit, I still wasn’t exactly smitten. But at first bite, it was a different story. Its sweet, juiciness was […]
Use a mini watermelon for these festive trees. Cut crosswise into rounds. Slice each round into 8 wedges. Trim rind off bottom, leaving a 1/2 inch piece in the middle for the tree trunk. Score branches on wedges.