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Paws that Refresh

August 29, 2011 - 12:26pm
Britta T

Prickly Pears Beware!

Now, when you pick a pawpaw or a prickly pear, take advice from the big brown bear and don't pick the prickly pear by the paw! For a limited time only, visit Rancho Mexico Lindo and choose from their supply of super ripe prickly pear fruit at the Little Italy Mercato! Native to California and Mexico, this cactus fruit tastes like a fusion of sugary guava and juicy watermelon. Bursting with magenta or golden hues, it's chalk full of essential minerals like calcium and magnesium. All in all, something hard to resist and not to miss!

Enjoy a refreshing summer salad by combining the fruit of 1-2 prickly pears, with a basket of fresh chopped, glistening strawberries from JR organics. To add some tang to your tongue, toss in a few yellow raspberries from Pudwill Farms and chunks of sweet valencia oranges from Paradise Valley Ranch. Drizzle with raw, organic honey from Heritage Farms and you've got all the pear necessities.

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