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How to Make Homemade Olive Oil

There’s so much that’s good about olive oil! Packed with polyphenols, amino acids and healthy monounsaturated fats, olive oil not only adds depth and flavor to food, it’s loaded with healthy antioxidants, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, and reduces your risk for certain health conditions. You can even use it… Read more »

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Lemon Panna Cotta

Looking for something easy, yet stunning to serve for a family dinner or special gathering? Light and refreshing, Panna Cotta is traditional Italian dessert that has a luscious, silky texture that’s sure to impress. You can even make it ahead of time to save work on the day of your event? Ingredients: For the marmalade:… Read more »

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What Kind of Soil is Best for Citrus Trees?

Citrus trees are surprisingly easy to grow, and so rewarding – their glossy green evergreen leaves, colorful (and delicious!) fruit, and fragrant blossoms can add interest to your outdoor (and indoor) spaces. And if you’re lucky enough to live in USDA Growing Zones 9-11, you can grow citrus trees right in your yard. Here are… Read more »

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Lime Shrimp Pasta

This recipe was made for summer! Lime juice adds zip to the out-of-this-world garlic-butter sauce. A light and flavorful dish that’s perfect for warm nights with a glass of white wine. Ingredients: ¼ c. extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. lime juice 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined ¾ lb. spaghetti 4… Read more »

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Kumquat Jam

The sweet-sour taste of the small but flavorful kumquat is showcased in this delightful, easy-to-prepare jam. Adjust the amount of sugar based on your preferences for sweetness – just make sure you adjust the amount of water to correspond. Ingredients: 8 c. sugar 6 c. water 3 c. kumquats, chopped and seeded (reserve the seeds)… Read more »

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How Big Do Satsuma Trees Get?

Have you ever considered growing a Satsuma tree? No, we didn’t just sneeze – Satsumas are fruits, small seedless members of the mandarin family of citrus fruits. With sweet, juicy flesh and thin, easy-to-peel skins, Satsumas are a popular choice for lunch boxes or eating out of hand. The Satsuma mandarin tree (also known as… Read more »

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Grapefruit Grilled Chicken

Chicken breasts are first marinated in a sweet-tart grapefruit glaze before going on the grill. Using citrus in marinades and sauces is a great way to add fresh flavors to many savory recipes, and in this one grapefruit and chicken combine with smoky grilled flavor for a zesty dish that’s sure to impress. Ingredients: 2… Read more »

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Mini Lemon Pies

These bite-sized pie-lets are bursting with lemon flavor! Sweet and simple, these lovely little desserts in buttery, flaky crusts are easy but impressive additions to an afternoon tea. Ingredients: ½ c. sugar 3 eggs 1 lemon, zested ½ c. lemon juice ¼ c. butter, melted 14.1 pkg. refrigerated piecrusts 1 Tbsp. water ⅓ c. white chocolate… Read more »

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Why is My Lemon Tree Not Fruiting?

So you got your own lemon tree and you’ve been looking forward to slices of fresh lemon in your tea and lemonade made from fresh-squeezed, homegrown lemons. There’s just one problem…you tree isn’t producing any lemons. If your tree is looking green and healthy, that can be especially frustrating. So what can you do about… Read more »

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Are Fruit Cocktail Trees Genetically Modified?

Has a fruit cocktail tree been genetically modified? Before we answer that questions, we should probably explain what a fruit cocktail tree is! What are fruit cocktail trees? No doubt you already know what fruit cocktail is – fruit cocktail (also known as fruit salad) is a dish made up of a number of different… Read more »

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Tangerine Drizzle Loaf Cake

Simple, super-moist and full of flavor, this delectable cake’s citrus glaze sinks into to form a lovely, crisp topping for a perfect final touch. A refreshing dessert for a spring Sunday brunch, midday shower or afternoon tea! Ingredients: For the cake: ½ c. unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs ½ c. all-purpose flour 1 cup… Read more »

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Are Tangerine Trees Self-Pollinating?

Anyone who’s had an apple tree knows that it won’t produce (or “set”) fruit unless there’s another apple tree somewhere in close by to help it pollinate. And that’s the nice thing about planting a tangerine tree or other citrus tree – lots of citrus trees are self-pollinating! What is Pollination, and How Are Fruit Trees… Read more »

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Can Dwarf Trees Grow in Containers?

In recent decades, small-scale gardening has become all the rage. No longer are would-be gardeners limited by the size or location of their properties! From square-foot gardening to container gardening, you can grow anything from flowers to vegetables to even trees in just a small amount of space with the right care. Tiny Trees in… Read more »

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When Do Orange Trees Bloom?

Have you ever considered trying to grow your own oranges? You should – it’s very rewarding! Orange trees are lovely to look at, with glossy evergreen leaves year-round and wonderfully fragrant white blossoms in the spring. And that’s not even taking into account the gorgeous, delicious fruits and orange tree produces! Orange trees grow outdoors… Read more »