Monthly Archives: February 2014

Exciting Tropicals for the New Year

Excerpts from an article in Produce Business 2/14 edition Mary Ostlund, marketing director Brooks Tropicals Dragon fruit, the fruit that looks like a psychedelic hood ornament, is actually quite beautiful and tasty inside. Refreshing white and black specks entice kiwifruit … Continue reading


Take a trip – expand consumers’ horizons with the flavors of the tropics

Excerpts from a Produce Retailer article in the 2/14/ edition written by Howard Riell Consumers look for ways to add variety and healthfulness to their diets, and tropicals give them both. Respond with bold merchandising, east-to-access information, recipes, staff training … Continue reading


Recipes that didn’t make the taste test 2



Recipes that didn’t make the taste test

When preparing recipes over a weekend, I have to take several things into account before serving the dish to everyone at work. Obviously the freshness of ingredients trump all other considerations, but also I have to consider the time under … Continue reading


Starfruit taste test – recipes

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