It looks sort of like a blueberry, comes from Brazil, and has been touted for curing everything from the cold to ending wrinkles. But what is Açai all about? I wanted to find out, as I’ve been hearing so many claims about it (because I mean – if it can stop wrinkles – and end this cold I have…well I’m ON IT!).
If you’ve never heard of Açai, you’re not alone. I hadn’t until this hotel bar I visit started selling freeze dried Açai liquor ice cream (you know – like dipping dots – only Açai flavored colored). I started doing research on them – as I’m looking for something I might like more than blueberries. (I’ve recently started eating blueberries – but honestly – I’m not the biggest fan. But after reading this article a few years ago -there were more pictures - when they published the article originally - and the guy really hadn't changed that much in 40 years! Their point was he looked so young because he ate lots of blueberries and exercised.) - it really impressed upon me on why I should eat blueberries and look to consume foods with antioxidants in them…still doesn’t mean I like ‘em though.)
So I figured, maybe if I ate some Açai foods, I could stop with the blueberry stuff…
Anyways, so what’s the verdict?
What’s in a good lime? I buy limes every week, and it’s always a guessing game when picking ‘em out to see if I’m going to get a dry rock of a lime (you know what I’m talking about) or a juicy lime to flavor up my cooking.
So I checked out some hints as to how to pick out a good lime and here’s what I know:
*Pick out two limes (of the same size) and hold one in each hand, the heavier should have more juice.
So you've gotten a bumper crop of chiles in your garden this year or scored a great deal at the grocery store. And while chili peppers (such as habaneros, chile pequins, and serranos) are delcicious, ya probably can't eat them all at once. So how can we store these hot peppers to help them last as long as possible?