This month the R and D team is creating some new blends inspired by Oceania. Oceania includes Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and over 1,000 smaller Pacific islands. All types of tropical fruits are found within this large and vast region.
Last week, R and D kicked off the New Year by continuing our blend development on a new continent, Africa. One of our developers, Shana decided to focus a blend on Gooseberries. Gooseberries are native to Europe and North Africa.
Last month the R and D department had a fun morning presenting new blends that we created around Central America and the Caribbean. For our development we focused specifically on Belize, El Salvador and Caribbean this time.
The leaves are starting to change here in the PNW. This time of year makes you want to have warm flavors that bring comfort. As we say goodbye to all the lovely summer stone fruits and usher in apples, pears, and even pomegranates.
August is here which can only mean loads of ripe stone fruits. Here in the test kitchen, one of our developers Shana created a lovely summer dessert, Nectarine Dream.
Nectarines originated in China over 2,000 years ago. Then they were cultivated in Rome, Persia and Greece.