Good Ole’ Lemonade

Ingredients 2 to 2-1/2 cups sugar 5 cups water, divided 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 1-3/4 cups lemon juice (about 6 lemons) Directions  In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water and lemon peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and … [Read more...]

Chicken Cheesy Cups

  2 eggs 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup cooked chicken, finely diced 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack 30 mini phyllo shells Instructions Heat the oven to 350º. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, … [Read more...]

English Muffin Pizzas

  English muffins (Whole wheat) Pizza sauce Reduced fat mozzarella cheese Low Sodium Pepperoni (optional) Mushrooms (optional) Other pizza toppings (Be creative and add more delicious vegetables)  Remember to wash your hands before preparing food!  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Put pre-sliced English muffins face up on a … [Read more...]

Banana Sticks with Granola

banana sticks with granola

Banana Sticks with Granola  1/4 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoons honey 4-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons milk 3 medium firm bananas 6 Popsicle sticks 2 crunchy oat and honey granola bars, crushed Directions In a small saucepan, combine the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar and milk; cook until heated through, stirring … [Read more...]

Lemon Head Smoothie

august smoothie

    1 lemon, peeled and seeded 1 banana, frozen 1 tsp stevia 1/2 cup water 3 ice cubes Blend the lemon with the water. Add the banana, stevia, and ice and blend again. Serves 1 … [Read more...]

Refreshing Lemon-Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

  1 lemon, peeled and seeded 1 orange, peeled and seeded 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen 1 banana, frozen 1/2 cup yogurt 1 teaspoon stevia 1/2 cup water 4 ice cubes Blend the lemon and the orange with the water. Add the strawberries, banana, yogurt, stevia, and ice and blend again until smooth. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Lemon Craze: Consumption Up 150% Globally In Growing Economies

When life gives you a lemon farm, take it and don’t look back. A 121-year-old citrus grower in California reported a 150% jump in global lemon exports from 2011 to 2013, with a majority of those shipments going to Asia and emerging economies. The Limoneira Company, one of the largest providers of lemons and avocados in the U.S., distributed … [Read more...]

Japanese Factory Reopens as a Farm


You’d be forgiven if you didn’t realize you were at a farm at first glance in the old Sony factory in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture that has been reborn as the Mirai lettuce farm – an indoor farm. Farmworkers are dressed in white lab coats and face masks to maintain the sterile environment that helps to ensure optimal freshness of the produce … [Read more...]

Fruit Water for Kiddos

kids fruit water lifestyle

Make a pitcher of refreshing fruit-flavored water. You could use strawberries, kiwi, melon, lemon, or any fruit you like—and you can even add herbs, such as mint or rosemary! Fruit Water Ingredients 1 cup of fresh pineapple 4 cups water Instructions Put the two fruit of your choice and water in the pitcher. Refrigerate for 1 … [Read more...]