Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more fruit, this quick, easy-to-prepare treat is a perfect alternative to a sugar-laden cookie or other high-calorie treat. Sweet and satisfying, tortilla-topped fruit pizzas make a great after-school snack. Ingredients: 4 medium-sized whole wheat tortilla shells ½ c. plain Greek yogurt 1… Read more »


Fried Avocado

Love avocado, but getting tired of guacamole? These crispy strips make an excellent appetizer at your next gathering! Flaky panko crumbs give them a satisfying crunch, while the spicy-lime mayo adds extra zing. The-salt-and pepper coating adds plenty of flavor, but you can also spice things up even further by adding chili powder or other… Read more »


Immune-Boosting Lemon Bites

Hoping to ward off sickness this winter season? Help your immune system bypass colds and flu with these empowering lemon bites! Spiced with immune-boosting ginger and vitamin C-packed lemon juice, they’re easy to make, high in protein to keep you from getting hungry, and satisfying to your sweet tooth. Ingredients: 1 c. Medjool dates, pitted… Read more »


Garden Additions for the Winter

Looking for plants for sale to add to your garden? You may not realize it, but some fruit trees can provide you with tasty fresh fruit even during the winter months! There are lots of great reasons to plant winter fruit trees. Apart from providing you with the sheer joy of picking fresh fruit from… Read more »


Mulberry Muffins

Bursting with juicy, tangy-sweet mulberries, these moist and delicious muffins are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee. With a limited amount of sugar to allow the fruit flavor to shine through, these controlled-portion muffins are a treat you can feel good about. Ingredients: 2 c. flour, + more for dusting ½ tsp. sea salt… Read more »


Are Citrus Trees Evergreen?

Most trees fall into one of two categories: deciduous and evergreen. The word deciduous means “to fall off,” so the trees whose leaves turn pretty colors and fall off each autumn to grow again the following spring are deciduous trees. The leaves on evergreen trees, however, always stay green and never fall off (unless there’s a problem,… Read more »


Beware: How to Protect Your Tree from Wildlife

Did someone send you a citrus tree for Christmas, or did you find an orange tree online you’re thinking of buying? If so, lucky you! Citrus trees are wonderful additions to your garden: they look pretty, smell great, and – of course – produce delicious fruit. With the availability of dwarf citrus plants, many people… Read more »


Winter Fruit Salad

Perfect as a side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, this healthy, gluten-free salad showcases winter’s most popular fruits in a refreshing combination that will appeal to the whole family. Ingredients: For the salad: 2 red apples, cored and diced 2 pears, cored and diced 4 clementine oranges, peeled and separated into segments 3… Read more »


Kumquat Chicken

This sweet and savory dish tastes every bit as succulent as it looks. Sweet-and-sour kumquats pair perfectly with hoisin sauce and sesames seeds for a delectable sauce that offsets the chicken perfectly and goes beautifully over steamed rice. For extra flavor, swap out the chicken breasts for chicken thighs. Ingredients: 20 oz. chicken breasts, cut… Read more »


Citrus Trees: Guide to Proper Spacing in an Orchard

Have you been tempted to buy citrus trees online, but you’re not sure how to plant them in a way that will guarantee you get fruit? Citrus trees include orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and lime varieties, among others. Because they require full sun on a daily basis in order to produce fruit, citrus trees (like… Read more »

kiwi sorbet

Kiwi Sorbet

At less than 150 calories, this lightly tart, sweet and creamy treat looks so elegant, but is super-easy to make. Plus, with all-natural ingredients, it’s a treat you can feel good about serving your family! Tip: make sure the kiwi is very ripe so that your sorbet doesn’t come out sour. This is a great… Read more »


Green Olive Pasta

Sautéed green olives and garlic in butter create an easy, flavorful pasta sauce that’s so easy to make, yet so impressive. Add a splash of lemon juice for balance and top each portion with freshly ground pepper and Parmesan shavings for a delicious, dressy dinner that’s as much a treat for guests as it is… Read more »


Garlic Sauteed Spinach

This 5-star spinach side dish is easy to make and so delicious, even the kids will enjoy it. Plus it’s a healthy option you’ll feel good about serving! Ingredients: 1½ lbs. baby spinach leaves 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. chopped garlic (6 cloves) 2 tsp. kosher salt ¾ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1… Read more »


Best Plants to Surround your Citrus Tree With

If you enjoy gardening, you’re probably aware of the benefits of companion planting. Companion planting is the practice of growing different plants together in combinations that make them more productive. This works when plants have complementary characteristics: for instance, some plants help other plants by naturally repelling pests, attracting pollinators, providing shade to plants in… Read more »