Warm Pears and oranges

Tender pears and Mandarin oranges prove to be a delightful dessert when warmed in a slow cooker.  As I have shared in previous posts, fruit desserts are some of my favorites. Of course, they can also be served with a slice of pound cake, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, or even…

Spring Cara Cara and tangerine salad

A spring citrus salad can be so refreshing.  The pastel color of the fruit helps to make the salad presentation bright, light and fresh.  I chose to use Cara Cara navel oranges for my Easter salad this year.  I found them at Whole Foods this past weekend, and their sweet taste is delightful. This variety…

homemade fruit water

Homemade infused water is so easy to prepare.  Choose your own fruit selection and steep overnight in the refrigerator. The water is tasty, chilled to perfection, and can be a super refreshing drink right after exercise or just to hydrate during the day.  I was given an opportunity to test out this fruit water infuser,…

cherry street market –a wonderful fall experience

Last Friday, we took a relaxing Fall drive Up North to Traverse City Michigan.  I certainly do love Northern Michigan and will never give up an opportunity to experience wonderful food, shopping, and of course the Lake.  The weather was lovely and the air was filled with the crisp cooler weather that has rolled into…

citrus dill roasted carrots

coastal living magazine offers a nice variety of dinner in a breeze recipes, for those meals to enjoy while vacationing.  i find their recipes very clean and fresh, offering a nice mix of easy preparation techniques using lots of fresh vegetables, fish and lighter fare. this citrus herbal roasted carrot recipe was very good and…

blood oranges and blood orange products

   have you noticed all of the blood orange products at the market these days?  i have seen everything from the fresh fruit to facial creams and cleansers.  the color of this fruit has sparked a great deal of interest, since the fresh fruit has red pigment which is high in antioxidants.   they are…

best time of year to increase your vitamin C

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. typically when we think about Vitamin C, we think about citrus fruits.  in the wintertime, i usually like to stock up and eat grapefruit, oranges, cuties, or even tangerines.  i make dishes that include lemons, like lemon chicken or fish with lemon. at Christmas this…

tiny orange brunch muffins

  for those of you who love muffins, but don’t want to face the calorie count, this is a recipe for you.  these muffins offer a tiny pop of orange flavor and just the right amount of bread for any brunch table. the recipe is from p. Allen Smith’s seasonal recipes from the garden cookbook, which by…

glazed orange chicken thighs

  i never get tired of another new chicken recipe.  i have tried hundreds over the years and usually fall back on some favorites. this recipe is one that i will make again, as the sticky orange glaze is quite tasty. the recipe comes from everyday food, Martha Stewart’s magazine that recently was discontinued.  the…

candied orange and grapefruit peels

this christmas, i made candied orange and grapefruit peels, from a colonial williamsburg recipe.  these candied peels are delicious and so very easy to make.  they look lovely in a glass compote or on a cookie tray. to begin, decide which citrus fruit to use for your candy.  lemon, orange and grapefruit peels work nicely. …