Sheila Enriquez

Taking the pucker out of persimmons

The persimmon is a versatile and tasty fruit — its many varieties reflecting the shades of fall. But people often give it  wide berth. “A lot of it has to do wit ...

Partial to peaches? Late summer rocks

It’s peak time for peaches. Weeks and weeks of basking in the summer sun bring the fruit to juicy, sweet perfection during August and early September. There’s a lot more to pe ...

Small jujube has big impact as health food

They’re a rarity at supermarkets and even farmers markets, but jujubes pack a healthy punch and are one of the world’s oldest fruits. “Some people claim it is the original ...