Ghostly Lemony Meringues

Ingredients 2 fresh egg whites (pasteurized whites will not whip) 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup birch xylitol Cacao nibs Directions •Preheat the oven to 225 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Have a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch tip ready (or you can just use a plastic bag and snip off a little … [Read more...]

Food buyers see local farming conservation

  OXNARD, Calif. - In its fields of kale, chard, collard and other leafy greens, San Miguel Produce has installed probes deep into the ground to track water temperature and penetration, preventing runoff and helping growers know when to irrigate. “We are on a monthly basis monitoring the amount of water that comes out so we can be … [Read more...]

Lemon Peel – a Good for You Halloween Treat


Candy and goodness don’t seem to go hand in hand, yet lemons can make even sweeter treats good for you too. Lemon peel or citrus limonum has been recognized as possessing unique properties and benefits apart from those provided by the fruit of the lemon. The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard References states that: Every 100 … [Read more...]

Homemade Halloween Candy – Lemon Bark

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Whether there are little ones in the house or whether the Halloween festivities are adults only fare, candies and treats are part of the fun. Nowadays when everyone is thinking harder about what they eat, homemade delicacies are a great alternative to store-bought candies. This delectable lemon bark combines layers of bittersweet chocolate with … [Read more...]

Spooky Lemon Mystery Messages for Halloween

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Teach the little ones about science as you ramp up the excitement for Halloween by writing mystery messages with lemon juice. The Science The acids in lemon juice break down the surface of the paper even as they fade from view on white paper due to lemon juice’s natural bleaching properties. When the paper is subsequently held to the light or … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Feta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Ingredients  1 (10 ounce) package mixed baby greens 1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated 1 (8 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste  Directions  Place the lettuce, … [Read more...]

Halloween Cocktails with Lemon: Blue Slime Slipper


Luscious lemonade gets a slimy blue Halloween makeover in this spooky cocktail. The result is blue, bubbly, delicious - and perfect for parties and ghostly get togethers. Lemonade: 3 lemons 1/2 cup sugar 3 cups water • Combine and stir well, adjusting sugar to taste. Makes 3 cups. Blue Slime Sipper One 6 ounce package blueberry-flavored … [Read more...]

Ghostly Lemon Cake Pops


Throwing a Halloween party? These zesty cake pops make the perfect party fare. Take a store-bought pound cake, add some lemony goodness and a few decorating tricks with white chocolate and you’ve got what’s sure to be a popular – and ghostly – Halloween treat. Ingredients One 11- to 12-ounce plain pound cake 4 tablespoons unsalted … [Read more...]