Citrus Pairings


I love a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc as well as puckery citrus-forward IPAs, but often I have difficulty in deciding what to pair with a beverage so citrus forward, or the other way around, looking for an adult beverage to pair with food that has tart featured front and center. With that in mind, I posed these quandaries to our Dallas Wine and Beer team, and as always, they came back to me with more than enough food (and drink) for thought. 

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Cooking with Citrus and Virginia


After the first time I saw Virginia Willis in our Cooking School I started regularly checking her website for recipe ideas, she seems to have a secret path to my Southern heart, and when I happened across a recipe for Spicy Chicken with Clementines, I knew it must be fate or citrus season or both.

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But Wait... There Are More Ways to Use It


Cooking is the natural first path for any Foodie when thinking about what to do with a new item, including this month's peak of season citrus fruit, but these amazing acidic fruits are awesome for so many other projects around your kitchen and home.  

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Meet the Finger Lime


Often referred to as the "Caviar of Citrus" this unique and hard to find item is nothing new at Central Market. What exactly is a finger lime?  That's the great part about describing this little citrus gem from Australia, it can be whatever your imagination wants it to be.

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Fresh Juice Is Just The Beginning


Let's be honest, January can be kind of dull. The twinkle lights have come down, the parties invitations have slowed to a trickle, and well it is cold and gray outside, but not inside the produce department of your Central Market, in fact you might say it is time to Bite into Citrus.

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New Year, New Lunch


As you might expect, lunchtime at Central Market can be very interesting, often it involves taste testing a new product in development, trying something that just landed in the produce department, or a sample of anything our Cheese Buyer might have. All in all I'm really lucky, but that luck doesn't mean I'm immune to the sad desk lunch. Sadly, for my tastebuds, it happened all too often.

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Get the Skinny on Everything From A to Zinc


If your resolution list includes a new you, join us for Vitapalooza and save 25% off a huge selection of vitamins and supplements through January 12! We want to make sure you have what you need to fulfill your health goals in 2016.

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Super Smoothies


Everyone has a morning routine, mine goes something like this... Alarm goes off, I hit snooze, alarm goes off, I hit snooze, alarm goes off, I jump in the shower, whirlwind through my bath and closet getting ready, pull my work stuff together, then open my fridge and stare deciding what I am going to make or take for breakfast and lunch. The staring lasts longer than it should, then more often than not I close the fridge, grab a cup of coffee, close my front door, and turn my attention to the traffic stacking up in front of me.

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Get Ready to Sleep


It is that time of year when everyone is talking about resolutions and how they are going to change up their routines. Last year, my resolution was to get a better night sleep, which included for me, setting an alarm to go to bed (it is amazing how quickly 10:30pm can sneak up on a person).

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Sweet Secret


Dalmatia Fig Spread is one of my favorite secret weapons. It perfectly straddles the line between sweet and savory and can find a purpose from breakfast to late in the evening. I promise once you have tried it, you will fret if you're getting to the bottom of the jar. 

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