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Today's entry will show how we always keep fresh fruit on hand and ready to go. Fruit is the best fast food!
Fruit - Ready Now!
The deli drawer in our refrigerator always contains fruit. Right now the choices are apples and clementine oranges.
Watermelon and cherries were featured in our store - and we made a nice platter with those. This goes on the table for an after-school or after-dinner snack.
Grapes and blueberries are ready to go in the refrigerator. And the strawberries keep for up to 5 days when they are hulled and left whole. They are ready for breakfast, snacks and desserts.
Cantaloupe is cut and ready for breakfast. Bananas remain out for grab and go snacks.
The trick is to cut the fruit as soon as you get home from the store. It always gets eaten more readily that way.
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. But after learning that the quality of a croissant directly varies with how much butter it has, Judy sought to challenge herself by coming up with recipes that were as healthy as they were tasty.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.