Articles Tagged grapefruit

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A little while ago, before the husband was a wine slinging sommelier, he was a manager at a restaurant here in Dallas. It was a great time for me as I was the receiver of any extra supplies the kitchen might have had. House made pancetta, spices galore, and a hoard of pink peppercorns at my fingertips — I was a lucky gal. It’s been months since the hubs left the restaurant business but I’m still swimming in pink peppercorns. I love their fragrant floral pepperiness and after this plate of happiness, I realized there is so much more I could

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Candied Cardamom Grapefruit

9 | January 27, 2014

It’s citrus season! Next to summer berries, grapefruit is one of my favorite fruits. I attribute this to the grapefruit diet fad my parents went on in the early eighties. We ate grapefruit morning, noon, and night and I became a lover of the sweet tart fruit at an early age. Oh diet fads, I’ve seen them come and go growing up — cauliflower, grapefruit, cabbage soup (ugh, that was the worst), attkins, supplements. The only good to come out of it was an understanding that you are what you eat. For example, a healthy natural well balanced diet =

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There’s nothing better in the summer than a refreshing granita and I’ve made quite a few. Granitas have even been my close friend during those teething days with Mia. Her favorite, cantelope and mint, was devoured daily and helped sooth her swelling gums. I love granitas because they are supper simple to make and like a good dress can be dressed up or down with the addition of a touch of liqueur. This grapefruit and rosemary granita is so delicious and is my favorite yet! Don’t be put off by the rosemary my friends, it a delightful and elegant pairing