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Citrus, tart and sweet
Vol. 14 No. 2

The L'Orange Granola from Oat Cuisine forms the basis for these exceptional Orange Granola Scones, above. Also try scones made with their other granola flavors: Original, Cranberry, and Oil-Free.

Just Date Syrup is made from organic, California medjool dates. Their natural sugar and vital nutrients create a rich, delicious, and healthy way to sweeten Tahini Date Granola, above.

Brighten up your morning and you brighten up your day. Start with Blueberry Lemon Muffins, made with Greek yogurt from Wallaby Organic, above.

The recipe for Raspberry Rosé Donuts from La Tourangelle Artisan Oils uses both their Almond Oil and Coconut Oil. Lemons zest gives them zing. The La Tourangelle line includes handcrafted nut oils made with traditional methods, such as Roasted Walnut and Roasted Pecan.

Yoconut Dairy Free makes dairy, soy, and gluten free, creamy yogurt made with coconuts, live cultures, and no added sugar. Coconuts are rich in flavor with a sweet and nutty taste profile. Original, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Coconut, and Lemon Cream.

Snack on 'em and make things with 'em. Either way, these Bouchées (“bites” or “mouthfuls”) made by Becca's Petites bring complex flavors. In the Original Snack Mix maple is enhanced with cinnamon, ginger and cardamom, and lemon from organic lemons they grow.

21 Missions Organics specializes in quality bulk ingredients including organic and superior conventional food products -- Organic Varietal Citrus juices and concentrates, including California Blood Orange, Meyer Lemon, and Lime (both Persian and Key).

Add a squeeze of lemon (and garnish with a lemon slice) to Mendocino Tea Company / Tuber Tonic, and serve it hot or cold for a healthy, refreshing beverage: Tuber Tonic with Lemon, above.

Proper's Pickle turns their pickle-making skills to their new Spicy Michelada Jumble. Along with a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Lager, use it to make Proper’s Michelada.

Vignette Wine Country Soda is the perfect choice for a food-friendly, non-alcoholic beverage. It's especially festive used to make the Wine Country Margarita (aka Pinot-rita), above.

Multiple award-winning Lori's Original Lemonade comes in 5 flavors: Lavender (BevStar Award), Ginger (Silver Sofi Winner), Original, Wild Strawberry, and Lemongrass Lite.

It's a good idea to add one of the Mendocino Mustards to spice up just about anything, such as Smoked Salmon Mousse, above. Accompany with whole caper berries and olives.

Valley Lahvosh crackers come in pretty shapes: rounds, hearts, stars, and Christmas trees. They are the perfect backdrop for cheeses, meats, and (shown here) Smoked Salmon.

Clif Family Napa Valley makes three citrus marmalades, as well as other fruit preserves. Shown above is their Triple Citrus Marmalade.

Lemon Zest, above, is one of the flavors of almonds snacks made by Giddy Up Nuts. Each batch is handcrafted using seasonal, local ingredients fresh from the farmers market.

Wild Planet's recipe for Chicken and Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes checks all the boxes, including looking so appetizing.

Chef Julia Conway, co-owner of Stella Cadente Olive Oil, has developed yet another tasty recipe: Pollo Verde Green Chile Baked Chicken) with the bright flavors of lime and cilantro.

Hillary Danner, owner of Jenkins Jellies ain't lyin' when she calls this recipe Noodles on Fire, because it's made with her Hell Fire Pepper Jelly.

The very versatile and very easy Fully Cooked Wild Rice from Fall River Wild Rice makes a pretty and delicious Wild Rice Salad with Arugula, Pomegranate, Pecans, Cranberries, Feta, and Lemon Vinaigrette , above.

A combination of salt-free spice mixes from Engage Organics jazzes up Chicken with Lemon and Capers. They recommend accompanying it with one of their neighbor's wines: McFadden Farm Organic Sauvignon Blanc.

Embraced by chefs and mixologists, Kokomo Culinary Verjus gives foods and beverages a light, crisp, fresh flavor. For instance, instead of lemon, try this Verjus Sauce on fish or chicken.

Baking is a science as well as an art, so it's important that the ingredients you use to make Lemon Bundt Cake are the best -- Giusto's Specialty Foods Organic Baker's Choice Unbleached Flour.

Ravani, above, is a moist and delicious cake made with farina and permeated with a citrus-infused syrup. It's one of the Greek specialties made by Glyká Sweets. Also, Amygdalotá Cookies (traditional Greek almond cookies), and Moustokoúloura (lightly sweet, non-dairy cookies made with California grape “must” molasses and extra virgin olive oil).


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