Friday, October 7, 2016

Mealtime Magic: Fall Lemon Recipes

Fall has arrived, and with it comes the start of the holiday season. Limoneira spokesperson and founder of Healthy Grocery Girl Megan Roosevelt has put together an array of yummy and easy ways to zest up your autumn - with a little help from Limoneira’s delicious citrus fruits, of course. Whether that Halloween party needs some autumn d├ęcor or an all-natural tasty treat, Limoneira has the answer.

For a demonstration, you can view Megan detail her spooky tips and recipes here on the Limoneira YouTube channel.

APPLE ORANGE CIDER - this healthy treat will warm you up and make your entire house smell like a magical fall day.
  • 6 cups apple juice½ cup orange juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • Apple and orange slices
Directions: Add all ingredients to a crock or soup pot. Bring to a simmer and cook on low for one hour.

SPOOKY CHOCOLATE ORANGE PUDDING - what's better than chocolate pudding? Chocolate pudding with citrus served in tiny jack-o-lanterns, of course.
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2-3 Limoneira navel oranges (which, happily, look like tiny pumpkins!)
Directions: Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Place bowl of melted chocolate over ice and add almond milk. Whisk together. Next, add sea salt and fresh squeezed orange juice and whisk. Place bowl of pudding in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

While the pudding cools, remove the tops of the navel oranges and with a spoon, carefully scoop out the inside. This recipe should fill 2-3 navel oranges. Using an exacto-knife, carefully carve spooky faces into the oranges. (Note: be careful not to make the faces TOO big, or the pudding may spill out.)

Add pudding to spooky pudding cups. You can enjoy immediately, or put them in the fridge to enjoy within 1-2 days.

CITRUS WREATH - with olive branch greenery and Limoneira lemons, wreaths can become a spooky, whimsical Halloween decoration this fall. 
You’ll need:
  • 10 olive branches
  • 20” grapevine wreath
  • Heavy floral wire
  • Limoneira lemons
Directions: Begin by cutting your olive branches into 6” sprigs. Place sprigs into your wreath and complete all the way around. Add as many as you’d like! Cut the floral wire 10” in length. Poke the wire through the lemons, leaving an even amount of wire on each side. Add your lemons to your wreath and bring the floral wire around the back. Twist to secure in place. Hang on the front door, or anyplace that needs a little festive, lemon-y holiday cheer.

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