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Genius Tricks To Always Pick The Best Fruit


Tired with all the guesswork in the produce aisle of the supermarket? Here are a few easy tricks that will help you choose the freshest fruit every time.


  • You shouldn't see any dark spots on the skin.
  • The heavier it weighs, the better. Ripe pomegranate fruit will weigh more than an unripe one.
  • It should be firm to the touch, rather than soft
  • Look at the stem. If it's green, that means it isn't ripe yet.

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VIDEO: Rustic Cherry Tart

Craving sweet? This rustic cherry tart is easy, quick and delicious!


  • 1 shortcrust pastry
  • 3 cups / 750 g. of cherries
  • 1/3 cup / 60 g. of sugar
  • 2/3 cup / 60 g. of almond flour
  • 4 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • Pistachios
  • A dash of milk


  1. Mix the cherries and sugar together. Let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Spread or roll out the shortcrust pastry, sprinkle with almond powder and brown sugar.
  3. Place the cherries in the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches of free dough on the edges. Fold in the edges.
  4. Brush with milk (this will make the crust go golden), sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.
  5. Top with a handful of chopped pistachios, and serve!

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