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Think Pink: The Co-op Showcases Some Unique Seasonal Produce


Posted on August 19


Feel like snacking on something unusual? Check out the produce section at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, which is featuring two dramatically pink fruits guaranteed to add some zing to your daily nibblings.

The curious, tropical dragon fruit (grown outside San Diego), has a gently curled, leafy, armor-like exterior which makes it look like a colorful, flowery grenade; and a shockingly fuchsia interior. The juicy-soft flesh, dotted with little black seeds, tastes like a subtle combination of kiwi, Bartlett pear, watermelon and strawberry. Simply cut through the fruit with a sharp knife and dig out the flesh, just like you would do with a cantaloupe – this stunning fruit would be a refreshing treat on a sweltering summer afternoon.

The pink pearl apple – which makes a brief appearance in our region in late summer – is a spectacular, crisp apple with a tart bite, making it perfect for baking. The exterior is a creamy, pearled gold, tinged with pink, and the flesh is spectacular – its color ranges from a deep magenta to a delicate, rosy-pink blush. I like to make a lovely applesauce with this exotic apple, or mix it with other varieties of apples to create a multi-colored apple pie. 

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Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Images from the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Guests were treated to food and drink from nearly 100 local eateries and bars. Other vendors auctioned off wares and services ranging from hand-woven free trade baskets to modern art work and vintage photographs. Proceeds from the event went to the charity’s mission of arranging experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015