Tag - fruit

lemon custard pies

The power of lemons – Lemon science

After reading Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat I became a lot more aware of the importance of acid in food. Not just in a lemon meringue tart (even though those are delicious), in lemon bars or as a drizzle over a salad. Instead...

two apple ciders with green tea and plum

How (alcoholic) apple cider is made

As a people we seem to have managed to make alcoholic drinks from just about all of our produce. Grains can be transformed into beer, or spirits such as whiskey. Grapes are transformed into wine and apples, yes, you...

fresh fruits on the cheesecak, ready for the last bake

Colours in fruits & vegetables

Have you ever noticed how fruits and vegetables have a wide variety of colours? The spectrum goes from orange to purple to green to bright red. It’s amazing how nature has developed all these bright and beautiful...

cherry cake

Candied cherries – Science of preserving cherries

You can find these bright red, slightly translucent fruits on top of cocktails, or topping off your refreshing sundae. The British also like to put them on top of their cakes. I’m talking about glac√© or candied...