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    How Cooking & Preparing Food Benefits Your Mental Health

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    For quite a while in the 2000s we were a culture that loved to eat out, but between cost-of-living increases and the pandemic, preparing meals at home has become more popular again. That’s not a bad thing. Cooking and preparing meals for yourself and your family not only saves you money, it makes you less likely to overeat, encourages you to eat healthier, and – surprise! – is actually good for your mental health. Food Prep: A Basic Life Skill Preparing meals and snacks for yourself and your family can be strangely satisfying. If you think about it, it’s one…

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    5 Fruits for Flawless Skin

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    Want to look younger? Eat fruit! With the way they benefit your skin (not to mention your overall health), fresh fruit (like cherries, or even dried fruit like apricots) is an ideal addition to your daily diet. The essential vitamins and minerals contained in fruits help in the production of collagen, which in turn makes your skin radiant, healthy, and firm. Food nutritionists have discovered that inclusion of specific healthy food items in your diet may help your complexion as they switch off genes responsible for causing inflammation and strengthen your body to build and repair tissues. Packed with healthy…

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  • How to Use Up All Your Apples

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    Did you recently get an apple fruit box from Pittman & Davis? If so, lucky you! If you buy Fuji apples regularly, we can guarantee you’ll appreciate the difference between a big Fuji Apple from your local grocery store chain and one from our orchards. If it never occurred to you to order apples online, you may find yourself doing it regularly once you’ve tried a Pittman & Davis apple! If you feel you have more apples than you can eat, however, you may be concerned about letting these beauties go to waste. Never fear…we’ve got some great recipes and…

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  • How to Grill a Peach

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    There’s nothing that says “summer” more than biting into a fresh peach, like Sweet Peaches and Georgia Peaches from Pittman & Davis. Fresh Georgia peaches are meant to be savored on the back porch as a refreshing, juicy afternoon snack – or baked into a delicious cobbler or crisp and served warm with ice cream or whipped cream! But grilled peaches are a special treat. Grilling caramelizes peaches perfectly and brings out their natural sweetness. And it’s actually quite easy to do! Read on to find out how you can bring delicious new flavor to your peaches: 5 Steps to…

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  • DIY – Navel Orange Marmalade

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    Pittman & Davis Navel Oranges are fantastic to eat out of hand as a snack, or to drink as refreshing juice. But marmalade is a great way to turn these sweet oranges into a sweeter treat, while making their flavor last even longer. Read all directions before you begin, because there is a refrigeration period. Try this easy marmalade, and share some with those you love. Ingredients and Tools 5 Pittman & Davis Navel Oranges 1 lb. lemons (about 3 large) 6 cups filtered or bottled water 5 cups sugar Cheesecloth candy thermometer 7-8, 8 ounce, sanitized canning jars and…

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  • DIY – Mango Fruit Rollups

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    These amazing Mango Fruit Rollups have a single ingredient: 100% Pittman & Davis mangoes. They are a terrific snack because they have no added sugar and no chemicals. They are fun to make and once ready, they allow you to take this healthful fruit on the go. All you need is a food processor and a few hours, but the results are worth it. Ingredients 4 cups Pittman & Davis mango, peeled and chopped Preparation Preheat oven to 175 degrees F. Process the chopped mango in a food processor (or a blender) until creamy and smooth. Line two cookie sheets…

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  • DIY – Honey Cara Cara Orange Jam

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    Now that Pittman & Davis Cara Cara Oranges are in season we not only get to enjoy eating this sweet delicacy out of hand or as a quick glass of juice when we need an energy boost. You will need proper canning jars and lids, and a canning pot to process finished jars in a boiling water bath. This easy, do-it-yourself jam makes between 2 to 3 pints, and is great for sharing. Ingredients: 4 pounds of Pittman & Davis Cara Cara Oranges 1 1/3 cups honey fresh juice from one lemon  Instructions: Clean and sterilize three, half-pint canning jars…

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  • DIY – Ruby Red Grapefruit Face Scrub

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    To make this easy face scrub all you need is a rubber spatula or long spoon, a blender, one Pittman & Davis Grapefruit, sugar, oil, and an airtight container with lid to store the facial scrub between uses. Ingredients & Preparation 1 Pittman & Davis Ruby Red Grapefruit 1 cup white sugar 2-3 Tablespoon of oil (avocado oil, grape seed oil, or coconut oil all work well) After eating each grapefruit half with a spoon, scoop out the remaining segments, flesh, seeds, and juice and add to the blender. You can also just use 3 to 4 peeled grapefruit sections.…

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  • DIY – Dark Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

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    Chocolate And Oranges The rich, decadent flavor of chocolate and the sweet, refreshing taste of oranges has been a perfect pairing for ages. In both Italy and Spain, orange slices are dipped in rich melted chocolate for a tasty holiday dessert. And in the 1930s, British candy makers began to produce the famous chocolate oranges, which combined the two flavors in an orange-shaped treat. Our DIY Chocolate Oranges This quick and easy recipe lets you do it yourself and create this delicious flavor combination at home. Ripe, delicious Pittman and Davis Honeybells are the perfect citrus to combine with dark…

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  • DIY Grapefruit Face Scrub

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    One of the most popular and easy ways to eat grapefruit is by cutting the fruit in half, cutting around each segment with a pairing knife, then eating each tasty bite with a spoon. This easy DIY grapefruit face scrub is a perfect way to use the vitamin-rich flesh and juice left behind when your breakfast is finished. This scrub is gentle, refreshing, and a great way to make even more use of the nutrients grapefruit has to offer. Benefits Of A Grapefruit Face Scrub Grapefruit has vitamins A, C, and B as well as minerals that can help exfoliate…

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