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This Year Citrus Fest is Keepin’ It Fresh

Celebrate the peak season for citrus fruits during our annual Citrus Fest. This year’s event is packed full of fresh […]

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Cowboy Steak with Preserved Lemon Gremolata

This recipe is nothing short of a show stopper! A giant steak with perfectly crusty outside, pink inside, and bathed […]

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Pasta with Fried Lemons and Chile Flakes

This is without a doubt my favorite recipe we created or resurfaced for our citrus event. There is so much […]

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Jicama, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad on Arugula

Jicama is an amazing vegetable that is light, crisp, and fresh. The salad has a strong citrus flavor that is […]

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Kumquat Butter with Pork Chops

To cold to grill? Try these pan-seared pork chops, topped with a kumquat butter that you will find 100 uses […]

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Lime Cilantro Sweet Potatoes

We have been making these Lime Cilantro Sweet Potatoes for years. Why? Because sweet potatoes are delicious and this recipe […]

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Kale and Grain Caesar Salad with Rotisserie Citrus Chicken

Need a hearty lunch? We got you! Trade romaine for kale, add whole grains for heart-healthy goodness, then skip the […]

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Five Grains & Swiss Chard Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

In the new year, we all start to think a little bit about lightening up the diet following what feels […]

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Caramel Oranges with Pistachios

Orange you glad we said caramel? Okay, okay, we couldn’t resist! And you will not be able to resist this […]

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Slow-roasted Citrus Salmon with Herb Salad

Talk about fresh! We love this recipe because it’s here just in time to brighten the gloomy, cold second half […]

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Sheet Pan Shrimp with Caramelized Citrus, Carrots, Onions, and Broccolini

This will be your new go to one-pan weeknight dinner. Big flavors that are easy on your waistband make this […]

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Fall for Orchids

Phalaenopsis – One of the most commonly recognized orchids is the Phalaenopsis variety. They are available all year, so if you […]

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The Five Essential Baking Apples

The first thing you want to think about baking apples is will they hold their shape and from there consider […]

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Apple Growing Regions

NEW YORK • Apples have been grown here for more than 150 years. With nearly 700 growers and 10,000,000+ trees, […]

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Meet the Apple Squad

First we think it is only fair to introduce you to some of the stars of Apple Fest: Gala, Pink […]

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Our Favorite Rotisserie Chicken Salad

It’s this versatile nature of chicken salad that makes it perfect for this hectic time of the year, that easily […]

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Polenta Saves Your Weeknight Dinner

Not only did the final dish in the video look great, but it also was perfect timing, because as seasons […]

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Go with The Grain

Which leads me to spend the next 500 or so words spouting all the greatness of the grain salad. Grain […]

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How to Caramelize Onions

So we are putting our foot down to say, accept no substitutes, Pinterest hacks, or quickly sugared imitations. Put on […]

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At Home Florist

Roses are beautiful on their own, no debating that, but with a few selections from our 3 for $10 section […]

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Tilapia + Tortillas = Tasty Tacos

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Cucumber Salsa Ingredients • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the grill • 4 6-ounce […]

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How to Hatch

Officially the 22nd Hatch Chile Festival starts, Wednesday August 9th, but Mother Nature turned up the heat in New Mexico, […]

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HBD Julia!

Crepes Suzette Crepes: 1 cup cold water 1 cup cold milk 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 1/4 […]

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Luxurious Cherries

True Luxardo cherries start with a sour cherry as a base, which are harder to come by, so I tinkered […]

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Crazy for Cantaloupe

First a few notes about picking and storing. Like all of our produce, our internal quality inspector (his name is […]

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Ready in a Flash

Don’t let their size deter you, cutlets from the Market and Seafood department are thin cut and crisp-up extra quick […]

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Splendid Summer Salads

Let’s start with my new favorite, a Burrata and Watermelon salad. First the burrata adds a creaminess to the salad […]

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What is Frogmore Stew?

There are many stories about the origin of this summertime tradition that includes shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. One story […]

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It's Not A Pan, It's An Heirloom

Charleston based Isaac Morton started Smithey Ironware Company because he noticed the same thing, the extra smooth surfaces and timeless […]

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Half Shell, Full Flavor

First a run down on all the oysters. From Cherrystone Farms, a 5th generation family business, in Virginia where the […]

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Not Quite Summer Tomatoes

And this time of year, just on the verge of the perfect tomato season, I am looking for ways great […]

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Build a Better 'Bob

Before you begin building your ‘bobs, keep in mind a few tips: cut ingredients to the same size for even […]

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Grill the Best Chicken

First, it starts with the bird itself, and the better the chicken, the better it will taste. We work with […]

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Fire Up the Flavor

So with grilling season fast upon us, here’s a quick guide to enhance such prized flavors with the magic of rubs and […]

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Welcome to the Grate Outdoors

Now this isn’t new, we have been grill-ready at Central Market since we opened more than twenty years ago, so […]

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Design Your Own Floral Arrangements

1. Arrange your selected flowers in a tight, balanced bouquet with long stems for a formal-looking arrangement that will be the center […]

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Spring it on!

Our Floral department always has an incredible selection of flowers, but spring has so many lovely colors and blooms to offer: […]

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Bacon: No pork? No problem!

Whether your diet doesn’t include pork, or you’re just looking for new bacon tastes, we have the alternatives you’re looking for: duck, wild boar, beef, and turkey. Here are a few featured products that will bring you the amazingness of bacon — without the pork:

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4 Steps to Perfectly Grilled Fish

Grilling is one of the easiest, quickest — and tastiest — ways to cook fish, including the stars of our Hawaiian Seafood Celebration. The sturdier and fattier fish, like Tuna and Swordfish, really grill beautifully. Mahi Mahi, Monchong, Opah and Kampachi are also totally grill-worthy, so fire up the flame (It’s March in Texas, for goodness sake!), and let’s get grilling!

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Pick Poke Bowls

Like sushi? Then you should try our new Poke (POH-kay) Salad Bowls! They’re made with fresh tuna or salmon and your choice of white rice or zucchini noodles, topped with avocado, cabbage, and green onion. Order yours at the sushi counter! What’s that? You aren’t familiar with poke? OK, let me explain. 

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Help! I’ve Never Bought Fish Before!

New to cooking seafood? Well, this is exciting! We love introducing people to new food adventures.  And  good for you for trying something new in the kitchen! Our Hawaiian Seafood Celebration is the perfect time to try cooking fish.

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Learn To Cook Chinese Food

Next time you want Chinese food, don't order out, make it yourself! Join our upcoming cooking class and you'll discover the secrets to authentic Chinese home cooking with Kian Lam Kho — chef, culinary instructor, author and James Beard Award nominee!

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Let’s Have Tilapia For Dinner!

Our fresh Tilapia Fillets are on sale through the 21st and, naturally, that means fish tacos. Or, perhaps pan-fried tilapia with butter, shallots, lime, and a chili pepper. Or any of these delightful options from our recipe vault! (Or if you like your fish prepared by chefs, just watch for our Tilapia Dinner For Two option! (Pictured.)

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Dinner Could Not Be Easier

Some nights it's fun to prepare dinner, and other nights it's all about speed, simplicity and getting folks fed. Now. Either way, we're here to help!

If tonight is all about "now," our Foodie Freebie that makes it easy to be green and the Chef Prepared special that puts Citrus Peppercorn chicken on your plate are just what you ordered. 

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