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Longview News-Journal, Wednesday, November 26, 2008 VOULD YOU EAT THIS? Pitahaya The pink or red from of a species of cactus, pitahaya originated in the American tropics. Its thick scales cover a white flesh dotted with small seeds. Sometimes acidic and sometimes sweet, pitahaya usually is eaten raw. Seeking funky food Have you eaten something unique or just odd? If so, we want to know about it. Tell us when, where EDITOR'S NOTE: There are no restaurant reports this week.

According to the city of Longview, the reports are expected to resume next week. Also known as dragon fruit and pitaya, this fruit is native to Latin America. Fresh pitahaya is hard to come by but is available in cans and jars at Latin markets. Sources: "Larousse Gastronomique" and "Food Lover's Companion" and what you ate and we'll try to dig up something about it. E-mail submissions to designer Veronica Terefenko at or call (903) 232-7235.

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The fastest way to make this recipe is to set the chutney to simmer, then prepare the curry while it cooks. Cranberry Chutney Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 3 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce 1 medium yellow onion, diced 'z tablespoon diced jarred jalapeno slices (more or less to taste) 1 cup chopped dried apricots teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 'A cup cider vinegar cup light brown sugar Salt and ground black pepper, to taste In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes, or until the onions are tender. If the chutney gets too dry, add about 'A cup water. Leftover Turkey Curry Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 6 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon mild curry powder 4 cups leftover vegetables (such as green beans, peas, carrots or parsnips), roughly chopped 3 cups chopped cooked turkey 15-ounce can coconut milk Salt and ground black pepper, to taste In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine the oil, onion, garlic and curry powder.

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