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Citrus Christmas

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Orange You Glad I Made You A Present? By Miriam Wolf Theoretically, I like to make big batches of yummy homemade treats to have on hand during the holiday seasons. That way, when I get a last minute invitation or when folks drop over for some holiday cheer, I have a little gift for them. [...]

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Bearss Lime

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Tart and fragrant limes are the key acidity in many cuisines. Just scratch and sniff the peel for a ticket to paradise, or a squirt a wedge to transform plain water into a tropical refreshment. Also known as Tahitian Lime or Persian lime, As they ripen, they turn noticeably lighter and even full-on yellow.They have [...]

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Limes can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep out of direct sunlight.
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Mild Guacamole

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Recipe by Non-Reactive Pan, clarosouthwick.com/blog INGREDIENTS 1 avocado, sliced into cubes and removed from the skin 1/4 cup onion (white, yellow, red, or green), finely chopped 1 small tomato, diced (optional) 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1–2 teaspoons olive oil 1–2 teaspoons fresh lime or lemon juice (optional) PREPARATION Mash avocado in a bowl [...]

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Fresh Guacamole

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Adapted from cooks.com INGREDIENTS 2 ripe avocados, halved, pits removed 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced (optional) 1/4–1/2 cup fresh tomato, diced (optional) 1–2 teaspoons fresh jalapeño or other hot pepper, minced, seeds removed (see Cook’s note) 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (more if you love cilantro) 1 [...]

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Braised Leeks with Lime

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 2 cups leeks, cut in half lengthwise then cut again into 1-inch slices 1 cup yukina savoy or other hearty greens (such as kale or chard), washed and very coarsely chopped (optional) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup onion in large dice 1–2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon [...]

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Cucumber Mint Cooler

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Adapted from nytimes.com INGREDIENTS 6 limes, rinsed 1 cup packed mint leaves, no stems, plus 6 sprigs for garnish 3 unwaxed cucumbers 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups sparkling water PREPARATION Thinly slice 3 limes and place in a pitcher. Juice the remaining 3 limes and add juice to pitcher. Add mint leaves. Slice 2 [...]

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The Book of Citrus

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Jonathan Sauer, in his book Historical Geography of Crop Plants: A Select Roster, notes that, “Almost nothing is certain about the natural geography and ecology of truly wild citrus. Both the distribution and genetics of the genus have been drastically modified in Asia by human intervention.”  Citrus is believed to have originated somewhere in Southeast [...]

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Lime and Squash Chili with Crimini Mushrooms

Lime and Squash Chili with Crimini Mushrooms Adapted from Bon Appetite INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 1 Delicata squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into ½ inch pieces ½ pounds of Crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced 4 cups prepared chili beans 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 6 cups chicken or [...]

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