Epicurean Alphabet

Endamame Dip

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Delicious Quinoa Patties

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Perfect Diary-free Almond Flour Pancakes

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Hersheys Decadent Dark Chocolate cake

soapmomskitchen.com

Dulce de Leche Filled Banana Cupcakes with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

bigredkitchen.com

Dried Cranberry Shortbread

technicolorkitchen

Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

devine-baking.com

Dark Chocolate Stout Brownies

farmgirlgourmet.com

Raspberry Daiquiri

cookieandkate.com

This was not an easy selection to make as there are very few fruits and vegetables which begin with ‘D’

Date
Durain
Damson
Dewberry
Desert fig
Desert lime
Doubah
Dragonfruit
Dill

Dates, I know and will eat. Durain, smelt it, so NO! those who have eaten it say it is tasty. Damson, a plum mainly for using in pies and jams. Dewberries are related to blackberries and are apparently sweet. Desert figs are not at all like Mediterranean figs but are small, yellowish in colour and  found in Australia and Indonesia . Desert limes are also not the same as your usual limes, they are from Australia and are very small. Doubah, again from Australia, is known as a bush banana,  looks like a small long mango and is said to taste like zucchini. Dragonfruit is from the cactus family and varieties are found all over the world, the  one I am familiar with is from Cost Rico and grows on a vine. It has the most exotic bright pink/purple colour but has almost no flavour, in fact very similar to a Prickly Pear. And, that bring us to Dill, which is a herb and is wonderful with fish, especially Salmon, it has a strong, distinctive taste that is like a combination of fennel, anise and celery, with warm, slightly bitter undertones.

I hope you have enjoyed this little fruit and herb (no vegetables) 101, if you have been adventurous and tried some of the rather uncommon fruits please let me know what they were like.
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