Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
Inventory, 10 lbs : 32.53
This item was last sold on : 09/19/17
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The Warren pear is the perfectly crafted composition of its parentage. Its appearance, though less than perfect (its skin slightly scarred by nature) is quintessential: bulbous, yet bell-shaped, sun-kissed with tones of earth, sun and clay and dotted with bronze freckles hinting at the fruit's ripeness. When ripe, the fruit is semi-firm to the touch and the flesh of the fruit is soft, but not too tender, succulent and juicy, aromatic and candy-sweet but not cloying with complex undertones of vanilla, honey and spice.
Warren pears are available from late summer until mid-winter.
The Warren pear is regarded as the most delicious American pear, that many don’t know exist. It is the result of a cross between the sweet and spicy American heirloom Seckel pear and the European Comice pear; both are varieties of the European Pyrus communis. Although some mystery surrounds its origin, the Warren pear has been verified as an American pear variety.
Aside from eating fresh out of hand, the Warren pear exceeds expectations on all levels. It will heighten a fresh salad, become an accoutrement ingredient in a soup and the main attraction in a dessert. Warren pears can be poached, caramelized, made into a compote and even a syrup. Warren pears complement flavors, rich, tart and sweet. These include salted and cured pork, blue cheeses, nutty cheeses, chiles, anise, ginger, dried fruits (such as cherries, cranberries and figs), chocolate, quince, caramel and honey.
Thomas Oscar Warren is said to have discovered the Warren pear growing in an abandoned experimental orchard in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, circa 1976. The pear had been growing with uncommon and unlikely success in the heat of the Deep South, even surviving the fire blight that ravaged most pear crops in the United States and is to be blamed for the sheer lack of many American heirloom pear varieties. Some mystery surrounds the origin of the Warren pear, with some speculating that it was, in fact, the Magness pear, which was developed by Mississippi State University and had since been abandoned in an experimental field not far from Hattiesburg.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Cesar RSF||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1313|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Top of the Market||San Diego CA||619-234-4867|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Saiko Sushi-North Park||San Diego CA||619-886-6656|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|Leroy's Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
Recipes that include Warren Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Yummy Supper||Warren Pears Poached in Lillet|
|Seas' N' Lies||Lemon, Lavendar and Warren Pear Popsicle|
|Discover Pears||Warren Pear Salad|
|morning berries||Pear and Raw Cocoa Green Smoothie|
|Zen Can Cook||Warren Pear-Almond Tart|
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