Satsuma Orange Cheesecake

Here’s a citrusy and unexpected twist on a classic fruit cheesecake! This luscious dessert has been lightened up by using fat-free or low-fat ingredients, but loses none of its rich, refreshing flavor. Ingredients: For the crust: 1 c. all-purpose flour ¼ tsp. baking powder ⅛ tsp. salt 3 Tbsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. butter, softened 1… Read more »

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Do Satsuma Trees Have Thorns?

Nope, you’re not imagining things…your new Satsuma Tree really does have thorns. It may come as a surprise to you, but most Satsuma Trees – in fact, most citrus trees – do have thorns while they’re still quite young. Why Satsuma Orange Trees Have Thorns Thorns grow on young Satsuma Trees for the same reason they grow on any plant –… Read more »


Lemon Pistachio Loaf

With it’s tender crumb texture, this loaf makes the most of bright citrus flavor. Loaded with pistachios for a lovely, nutty flavor and topped with a bright, lemony glaze, it’s idea for either breakfast or dessert. Ingredients: ⅓ c. vegetable oil, plus more for pan ¾ c. raw pistachios Zest of 2 lemons 1¾ c.… Read more »

Meyer Improved Lemon Tree

Are Meyer Lemons Sweet?

Meyer lemons are a small, sweet hybrid lemon. They’re thought to be a cross between a “true” lemon (like the Eureka and Lisbon variety more commonly found in stores) and a mandarin orange. They’re smaller and rounder than true lemons, have smooth, thin rinds with a deep, yellow-gold hue, and pale orange pulp. When it… Read more »


Crispy Orange Chicken

Your family will never want to go back to getting the takeout version of this sweet-and-spicy dish, and you’ll love how easy it is to prepare! Ingredients: 16 oz. frozen popcorn chicken 1 Tbsp. canola oil 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1½ tsp. grated orange zest 1 c. orange juice ⅓… Read more »

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When to Fertilize an Orange Tree

Have you ever dreamed of having an pretty orange tree of your very own, with scented blossoms in the springtime and sunshiny fruit in the wintertime? You may have figured it was out of the question unless you live in Florida or California, but that’s not necessarily the case. It’s true you should live in… Read more »

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How Tall Does an Olive Tree Grow?

If you’ve been thinking you’d like to buy olive trees to plant in your yard (or maybe even to grow in a container), you may be wondering how fast olive trees grow. The fact is, olive trees take a while to reach their full maturity, and only grow two to four inches each year. Additionally,… Read more »


Olive & Cheese Loaf

This crusty French loaf tastes amazing and is a great way to elevate any meal! Serve this delicious, flavorful loaf with a green salad, soup, or spaghetti, or slice it thin as an appetizer for guests. You can even try making it with different cheeses! Ingredients: 3 c. bread flour, plus more for work surface… Read more »


Lime Bars

A tangy twist on traditional lemon bars, this citrusy lime version is a delightful dessert at home or on the go. Enjoy them as is or top with icing sugar or meringue. Ingredients: For shortbread base: 1 c. cold butter, cut in small pieces ½ c. sugar 2 c. flour For lime custard: 1½ c.… Read more »


Fig Bars

Once you’ve tried these, you’ll never be able to go back to the store-bought version! Simple to make and not too sweet, this is an easy-to-eat dessert that will be a hit with everyone (even those who aren’t particularly fond of figs). Ingredients: For the crust: ½ c. butter, softened ¼ c. granulated sugar ¼… Read more »

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Are Fig Trees Toxic to Dogs and Cats?

For many of us, our pets are like family, and when you have a beloved pet you want to make sure they stay safe. One way to do that is to be sure to check that any plants you’re thinking of bringing into your home are not toxic to dogs, cats, or other pets. What’s… Read more »

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When to Trim an Avocado Tree

Have you been thinking you might like to buy an Avocado Tree? Avocado trees are subtropical tree that do best in a warm, semi-humid climate that experiences few and brief hard freezes. An Avocado Tree will only grow outdoors in USDA Growing Zones 8-11, but even then the territory has to be just right –… Read more »


Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Garlic and lemon seem made to go with fresh, tasty shrimp! This savory entrée is so tasty, it’s hard to believe it’s healthy and low-calorie. So easy to make, yet so impressive when served, too! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. uncooked shrimp, eeled and deveined 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. lemon… Read more »

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Are Lemon Trees Deer Resistant?

Deer, deer! Someone’s been nibbling on your lemon tree! Or maybe you don’t have a lemon tree yet, but you do have pesky deer that love to partake of your garden and you’re worried they WILL nibble on your lemon tree. Let’s come back to the deer in a moment…first we’ll talk about you getting… Read more »


Skillet Chicken with Olives

Fall in love with the Mediterranean flavors of this one-skillet meal! The sharp, briny bite of the olives pairs well with the chicken breasts. Quick and easy to prepare, this dish looks like you spent a lot of time on it! For an extra kick, substitute the broth with white wine. Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken… Read more »