Orange-Blueberry-Cupcakes Orange Blueberry Buttermilk Cupcakes

These pretty, dreamy cupcakes are light and oh-so-delicious! A moist and summery-tasting dessert, they go well when served for brunch, at a bridal or baby shower, or afternoon tea. Apply the orange glaze over the blueberry tops while the cupcakes are still warm! Ingredients: For the cupcakes: 1¼ c. all-purpose flour 1½ tsp. baking powder… Read more »


Citrus Plants That Grow Indoors

Homegrown citrus fruits in colder climates? It’s not so far-fetched as you think! Most varieties of citrus grown commercially in warm climates are too large to be grown indoors. But there are many small or dwarf varieties that can grow well as potted plants – even in cold, northern winters. Choosing Your Dwarf Citrus Tree Here… Read more »

Coconut-Lime-Macadamia-Nut-Cookies Coconut Lime Macadamia Cookies

Fresh and light, these delightful tropical cookies make an ideal hostess gift, potluck contribution or afternoon snack. The fresh lime adds fresh, bright flavor! Ingredients: 1¼ c. granulated sugar ½ c. brown sugar ½ c. unsalted butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 large egg 1¾ cups) all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp.… Read more »


What do Kumquats Taste Like?

Probably the simplest way to narrow down what a fruit tastes like is to start with the question, is it sweet or is it sour? That can be a bit problematic when talking about kumquats…but before we get into what do kumquat taste like, it might be better to first explain what kumquats are. “What exactly is a… Read more »

Spicy-Lemon-Chicken-Kabob Spicy Lemon Chicken Kabobs

Celebrate spring with fresh-grilled kabobs! Grilled lemons add a smoky tang to tasty grilled veggies and chunks of chicken, permeating each ingredient for a bright flavor that’s so easy to achieve, but dressy enough for guests. Ingredients: ¼ cup lemon juice 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 3 Tbsp. white wine 1½ tsp. red pepper flakes,… Read more »

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Do Olive Trees Need Full Sun?

If you are looking to buy olive trees online, look no further… has a great selection of olive tree varieties. But wait…what is doing selling olive trees, of all things? Olives aren’t citrus! Well, that’s true…the olive is actually a “drupe,” or stone fruit.  A drupe is a fruit in which an outer flesh layer surrounds… Read more »


Buttermilk Lemon Meringue Pie

What a way to use your homegrown lemons fresh from your lemon tree! There’s nothing like classic lemon meringue pie, this sweet-and-tangy version is sure to win even Grandma’s approval! Ingredients: For the crust: 1½ c. graham cracker crumbs ¼ c. sugar ⅓ c. butter, melted For the filling: ¾ c. sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch… Read more »

Pink Grapefruit Bars Pink Grapefruit Bars Recipe

Tart, fresh grapefruit juice adds a kick to this twist on the classic lemon bar. These pink grapefruit bars have a wonderfully buttery crust and a sweet-tart grapefruit custard.  Topped with a generous amount of powdered sugar, they’ll be your new citrus favorite! Ingredients: For the crust: ½ cup butter, room temperature ½ cup sugar… Read more »


Can Kumquats Ripen Off the Tree?

Kumquats are evergreen shrubs or trees with, glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant white blossoms. The fruit are small, round or oval globes with a golden yellow to reddish orange peel. If you’re wondering how long do kumquat trees take to produce fruit, be aware that kumquats grow slowly. In terms of size a standard… Read more »

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Fun Facts About Lemons

Lemons! Despite a tart taste that makes it more common in recipes and as a garnish than eating out of hand, there are few fruits more versatile – and few more interesting. Did you know lemons are technically berries? That the word “lemon” is derived from an Asian word meaning “sour fruit?” That sprinkling lemon juice… Read more »


Avocado Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a great way to get more fruits and veggies in your diet! Full of fiber and healthy fats, avocado makes this smoothie creamy and dreamy and thick, almost like a milkshake. The frozen banana adds a natural sweetness.  Ingredients: ½ c. cubed frozen pineapple 2 c. packed fresh spinach OR 1 c. frozen… Read more »

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Health Benefits of Eating Citrus

We’re all about citrus at, and no wonder…bright, colorful, fragrant and refreshing, citrus fruits are not only prized for their sweet-tangy taste – they’re nutritional super foods, too! Citrus fruits are rich in multiple nutrients such as vitamin C, flavonoids, and fiber which help protect your vascular system, reduce inflammation, improve gastrointestinal function and health,… Read more »

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Fruits to Plant in the Spring

Spring is coming! Are you ready to get growing? Tulips, daffodils and crocuses will soon be popping up everywhere, and if you’re itching to add edibles alongside your blooms, you’re not alone – there are few things more satisfying than enjoying fresh-grown tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries from your own garden. And don’t forget about fruit trees,… Read more »