BANANAS!!!

Did you know that the cultivation of bananas predates rice?  Wow, that is a long time.  I think everyone knows something about bananas.  If not, maybe you will learn something here. Season: Winter Taste: Sweet Scientific Name: Musa acuminata Acuminata means long-pointed, but not referring to the fruit, but the flower.  The English word Banana is from theContinue reading “BANANAS!!!”

MACAROON DAY!!!

A Macaroon is a small cookie made with almonds, sugar and coconuts.  Sometimes, it has flavorings and topped with chocolate!  Do not confuse these with the French Macaron, which is made from Meringue.  Both are delicious!!!!! Here are five facts about Macaroons: The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds”Continue reading “MACAROON DAY!!!”

ASPARAGUS!!!!

One of my favorite vegetables!  Believe it or not, there are people who have never eaten this; don’t know what they are missing. Season:  Spring Asparagus:  Ancient Greeks and Roman used the Persian word asparag , meaning shoot.  The word sparagus started being used in English speaking countries in the 16th centuries. Asparagus has been around since AncientContinue reading “ASPARAGUS!!!!”