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  • Why Do Fruits Produce Different Amounts of Seeds?

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    What types of fruit did you receive in your fruit gift this year? Many fruit gift baskets you can order online from Pittman & Davis contain a variety of fruits for you or your loved ones to enjoy. For instance, our Family Gourmet Gift Basket contains (in addition to a Boneless Turkey Breast, Boneless Peppered Ham, and a variety of gourmet sweets and treats) a selection of Navel Oranges, Rio Ruby™ Red Grapefruit, and King Comice Pears. Some fruits (like our King Comice Pears) contain seeds, while others (like our Navel Oranges) don’t. Whether or not you order your fruits…

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  • 5 of the Best Winter Fruits

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    It may seem natural to equate winter with comfort food and not fresh fruits and vegetables, but there are plenty of fruits that come into season in the wintertime – and you need them! Bereft of sunlight, the long, dark, cold winter days can deprive you of nutrients and sap your immunity, leaving you vulnerable to colds and viruses. If you want to decrease your number of sick days this winter, pad your diet with plenty of the following delicious, nutritious fruits from Pittman & Davis: Grapefruits If you received a grapefruit and orange gift basket over the holidays and…

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  • Winter Bourbon Smash

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    Fruity but not too sweet, slightly creamy, and vibrant with fresh, citrus flavor, our Winter Bourbon Smash is ideal for New Year’s Eve. Super-easy to make and not too strong, this recipe uses preserves or jam in place of fresh fruit for added ease. Cheers! Ingredients: Pittman & Davis Navel Orange segments 3 Tbsp. orange juice ½ c. ice (plus more for serving) 2 Tbsp. preserves or jam of choice 2 Tbsp. bourbon 1 Tbsp. triple sec A splash of club soda Directions: Add ice, preserves or jam, bourbon, triple sec and orange juice to a shaker and shake vigorously…

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  • New Year’s Lucky Foods

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    Why do we look forward to New Year’s Eve so much? Probably in part because ringing in a new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings. Whether you plan on greeting 2022 with a large gathering of friends and family or celebrate in a more intimate way, you should choose your menu carefully. Many foods carry special significance at New Year’s. Here are some “lucky” foods you can try incorporating into your New Year’s spread that will create tradition you’ll want to come back to every year: Pork Pigs have long been a symbol of luck…

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  • What to Make on Christmas Morning?

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    ‘Tis the season for holiday gift basket catalogues to arrive en masse, and no wonder…when loved ones live at a distance or your social distancing at home, sending Christmas gifts by mail is the perfect option for letting people know you care. The question is, what to send? Before you go perusing their gift lists, keep in mind that a special day like Christmas deserves a special start – a start that may be a bit hectic if you open presents first thing in the morning. Just because your hands are full doesn’t mean you or your loved ones need…

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  • Why are Apples Linked to the Holidays?

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    Oranges are most likely to come to mind first when we think of Christmas fruit – the winter citrus is a traditional addition to hanging stockings. But gourmet apples make a regular appearance in Christmas gift baskets, and no wonder – in some parts of the world, apples have long been an integral part of holiday festivities. Here’s how: Apples as Decorations Decorating evergreens pre-dates Christmas, when people found whatever they could to bring color to festivals taking place during the dreary winter months. Easy ways to do this included decorating evergreen trees, wreaths and hangings with candles, fruits and…

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    Pittman & Davis December 2021 Grove Update

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    Fresh from the Sunbelt: Our citrus this Winter is looking truly amazing! The dryer climate conditions as well as the cooler weather has the fruit changing into beautiful colors. Our citrus has surpassed last years brix/sugar levels and is extremely tasty. Our Sol Zest Mandarins are eating deliciously sweet this season, as per usual. The color is coming along beautifully as well. This customer favorite is going to truly impress this year! Harvest Season is HERE on both our Navels and Grapefruit. We have seen beautiful size and color coming through this season and the taste has been phenomenal! We…

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  • Honey Ham with Mandarin Oranges

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    Pittman & Davis’s own Smoked Peppered Boneless Ham doesn’t really need any help when it comes to flavor, but if you want to add a citrusy glaze for the holidays, here’s how to prepare it! This ham comes pre-cooked, trimmed and scored, so prep is as easy as can be. Swap out the canned mandarins for our fresh ones with orange juice in place of the syrup! Ingredients: 4-lb. Pittman & Davis Smoked Peppered Boneless Ham ½ c. honey 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard ¼ tsp. ground cloves Mandarin oranges in light syrup Directions: Preheat oven to 325° Transfer ham to…

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  • Sweet & Spicy Tangerine Shrimp

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    Spicy (but not too spicy!) and citrus-y, this tasty and easy-to-prepare Asian-inspired dish will be a hit with the entire family. Serve it on a weeknight over steamed rice or noodles. To spice it up, add more red pepper flakes or a splash of sriracha sauce. For a vegetarian option, make it with tofu or cauliflower. Ingredients: For the shrimp: 1½ lbs. medium shrimp, peeled & deveined ½ c. cornstarch 2 large eggs, beaten ¼ c. canola oil Salt & pepper, to taste 1 green onion, chopped for garnish For the sauce: ½ c. honey ½ teaspoon soy sauce 2…

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  • Clementine Sugar Cookies

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    These soft and chewy, buttery golden cookies are made using sweet Pittman & Davis Clementines, but you can use our Rio Ruby™ Red Grapefruit or Navel Oranges as well! Sparkling with sugar, these easy, citrus-y cookies are perfect for the holidays or anytime. Ingredients: 1 or 2 Pittman & Davis Clementines, juiced and zested 2¾ c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1½ c. granulated sugar + more for rolling 1 c. unsalted butter, softened 1 large egg ½ tsp. teaspoon orange extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350° Line two large baking sheets…

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