Persimmon Me Crazy!

Persimmon Me Crazy!

Persimmons are one of our favorite Florida Summer Fruits that have been highlighted in recent weeks and we hope that you're discovering how FABULOUS they are!!

For a refreshing take on your weekly salad, I suggest trying out THIS recipe using Persimmons, Arugula and Avocado for a great mix of sweet and savory.

If you've happened to add some extra fruits onto your order (or have extras leftover from previous weeks) and want to give a shareable or family-sized recipe a try, check out THIS new take on a Caprese Salad or THIS 4-ingredient jam recipe!




Presenting GRAPE MUFFINS (?!)- thanks to Florida Summer Fruit!

Presenting GRAPE MUFFINS (?!)- thanks to Florida Summer Fruit!

Don't knock 'em until you try 'em!

Muscadine are NOT your run-of-the-mill grapes! Hearty and fleshy, they are great for cooking and are fabulous in baking recipes- used much like a berry!


Muscadine Muffins

1 stick + 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar
1 large egg
½ cup milk
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. + 1/8 tsp. Kosher salt
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1 cup muscadines, seeded and quartered

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 stick butter, ¼ cup sugar, egg and milk. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ½ tsp. Kosher salt and zest. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just combined; fold in muscadines.
  2. In muffin tins that have been buttered and dusted with flour, spoon dough to 12 cups. In a small bowl, stir together remaining butter, sugar and salt; brush over muffin batter. Bake in a preheated 400° oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in tins; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

(recipe courtesy of The Wright Recipes)


ENJOY!! xo

Squash the Summer Heat with these Autumn Inspired Recipes

Squash the Summer Heat with these Autumn Inspired Recipes

Recent produce shares have included a favorite end of Summer selection that helps us invite Fall (*fingers crossed*) to the Tampa Bay area every year- ACORN SQUASH!!

I absolutely love Winter Squash bc they keep foreverrrr and are soooo versatile! My family particularly loves creamy soups made from these varieties of squash but, for this week's recipe highlight, I want to share another great way to enjoy them- roasted and stuffed with goodies!!

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or omnivore there are TONS or recipes to suit your palate and preferences- here are a few suggestions to get started with:

For a meatless option, check out THIS protein-packed vegan recipe or THIS one that includes Quinoa, Cranberries and Chickpeas (and is a bit higher in carb and fat content).

For omnivore options, HERE is a Southwest flavored recipe or check out THIS Paleo/Whole30 recipe that includes apple, cranberries, mushrooms and sage for a nice Fall themed flavor with very balanced macros.


Which one will you try?? 

Pineapple? Pear? Or...

Pineapple? Pear? Or...


The past couple weeks, we have been featuring Heirloom Asian 'Pineapple' Pears from Frogsong Organics in the Gainesville, FL area. This particular variety you whant to eat when crunchy and firm like an Asian pear. Peel the copper-colored, protective skin to reveal a light colored, sweet, pineapple-flavored flesh! 

Seeing as this heirloom pear has roots in Asia, you might expect that they are very useful in Asian recipes. HERE is a fab recipe for Pineapple Pear Chili Sauce that you may like to try out!

Want to get a little more adventurous with this specialty local fruit? If you had a hunch, YES- these crisp, firm pears was once commonly used for canning in the south.

Check out THIS recipe for some delicious, seasonal, homemade jam!


However you decide to enjoy this obscure pear variety, we hope that you can truly enjoy this little gem from our local seasonal selections!


Star Fruit Margaritas?! YES, please!

Star Fruit Margaritas?! YES, please!

Star fruit seem to be one of those more obscure fruits- that people either find out they love, orrrrr really don't care for. 

Because star fruit are such an AWESOME Summer treat that our bodies LOVE this time of year, I'm here to try and convert a few haters ;) What better way to do that than suggesting making a margarita?! 

If starfruit isn't your favorite, but you're willing to give it another try, HERE is my recommended recipe.


Interested in learning more about his Summer Superfood??
Check this out:
???? Starfruit is EXTREMELY low in calories, is VERY hydrating (91.4% water weight!!) and is a great source of vitamins and other nutrients as well as MANY antioxidants making it a valuable superfood with anti-inflammatory properties! Truly, Nature knows best!!
???? Starfruit are great in smoothies, yogurt, juices, fruit salad, and popsicles- so basically anything! 


If you don't love eating starfruit alone, try one of the above options instead to include it in your weekly mix!