February 12, 2019

It’s Citrus Season and the Squeeze Is On!

Here in Southern California, just about every yard and neighborhood has citrus trees heavy with fruit. I have a number of fruit trees myself and always marvel at how plentiful and tasty the oranges, lemons and limes are this time of year. Just about any variety of citrus is at its best in the winter months, but there are some new and unusual varieties that are pretty spectacular. Along with great taste, all citrus are high in vitamins A and C and fiber, while naturally low in calories.   Grapefruit — Red grapefruit varieties such as Flame, Ruby, Rio Red […]
December 19, 2017

Mule Mocktail Is Festive New Year Drink

Looking for healthier ways to celebrate the New Year?  Here’s a delicious drink that will make any celebration more festive – Blood Orange Mule Mocktail. It’s also gluten free, vegan and hangover free, so drink up! Blood Orange Mule Mocktail Ingredients: 5 blood oranges 48 ounces (four 12-ounce bottles) ginger beer 32 ounces lime soda water 10 (4-inch each) sprigs sprigs fresh rosemary (optional) Directions: In a large pitcher, combine the juice of four blood oranges (about 1 cup), ginger beer and soda water. Cut remaining blood orange into thin wheels or wedges. To serve, pour into ice-filled glasses and […]