Our favorite time of the year is here! Persimmon season brings delicious Fuyu and Hachiya Persimmons sourced from our famers in California. We love to let these sit in the sun until soft then scoop right in with your favorite spoon, or try drying them out and eat them candied. These are like nature's giant gumdrops, exploding in sweet taste.
Have you ever tried Korean Pear? It's like a cross between a watermelon and a pear, the juiciness mixed with the perfect crispy texture is delicious! Koreans use this native pear in Korean marinades, cold summer soups, and other dishes, but we think it's just as good eaten as is. We get our Korean Pears straight from Korea to deliver the most traditional taste. You'll have to try for yourself!
Korean Chestnuts are found everywhere in Korea once the cold weather hits. They have a similar texture to baked potatoes, and they taste like a cross between a yam and a cashew. Make a little slit, roast them in a pan of water for 10 minutes then strain. Just bite into these morsels of sweet nuttiness and peel away the shell. They're autumn's rusty gem!
One of the first mandarins to hit grocery store shelves in early winter, Satsumas are best from October to December. They are a part of the mandarin orange family with a meltingly tender texture. Their moderately thick skin peels off readily, and the flesh is a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Highlight their acidic edge in savory dishes or eat as a healthful snack!
If you're like us, you might be feeling your cooking inspiration dropping with the temperatures. Don't give up! Winter isn't the produce-barren season it might seem to be with star players in the root family like celery root, turnips, and sunchokes. Discover new, creative ways to incorporate kale, sweet potatoes, and winter squash into your weeknight arsenal. We've got a list of all the essential winter produce to shop for right here at Everfresh.