Summertime Hydration with Limoneira Citrus
Six tasty ways to stay cool from Limoneira Spokesperson Megan Roosevelt
Hydration is never more important than it is during the hot months of summer, but remembering to drink enough water can start to feel like a chore. This summer, try water the Limoneira way to keep things interesting! Join Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt as she brings this and other recipes for delicious summertime treats to the Limoneira YouTube channel all month long.
For a helpful demonstration, you can watch Megan create the jazzed up waters below here on the Limoneira YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe - videos with more wonderful recipes, tips, and tricks not detailed in this release will be added to the channel each Friday throughout the month.
Limoneira has also partnered with additional global chefs and mixologists, nutritionists, and beauty lifestyle and green cleaning experts to share their knowledge with the customers of our grocery and food service partners around the world. Their biographies can be found on
Orange/Lime/Lemon water - All citrus contains Vitamin C, as well as B vitamins, potassium, and so much more.
Did you know? B vitamins play an essential role in keeping our bodies running like a well-oiled machine by converting our food into fuel.
Lime/Cucumber/Mint - Mint is wonderful for digestive health and has the added bonus of being an on-the-go breath freshener.
- Like mint, basil works to freshen breath while both lemons and strawberries are wonderful sources of Vitamin C.
Did you know? Vitamin C is a cofactor in at least eight important enzymatic reactions in humans (and other animals).
- Like lemons, limes contain Vitamin C alongside important minerals like Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium!
Did you know? Potassium is an important electrolyte that is essential to the function of several organs, including the heart, kidneys and brain! It also works with sodium to support cellular function, and plays an important role in keeping you hydrated.
Grapefruit/Cucumber/Mint - Too hot to snack? The epitome of refreshing, grapefruit can also operate as an appetite suppressant.
Did you know? Appetite suppressants can be useful in bridging the gap between meals, especially when it's too hot for snacks to sound appetizing.
Lemon/Lime/Blueberry - Blueberries are high in fiber, and rich in antioxidants.
Did you know? Fiber not only improves digestive health, but it can help to lower your odds of things like Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and more. It can also help you to maintain a healthy weight long term.
In addition to being amazing additives to zest up that drinking water, citrus fruits are naturally water dense - meaning simply consuming them is a great way to stay hydrated all summer long.
Each month, Megan will be featuring another wonderful facet of citrus living. Subscribe to
Limoneira's YouTube channel
for more information on the many ways this endlessly versatile fruit can improve life inside the home and beyond.
Without further ado, here's how to hydrate Limoneira style; for all combinations below, simply slice up each fruit and/or herb and add to water. The longer the ingredients are in the water, the stronger their flavors will be.
Limoneira Featured in Food and Drink International
The food and beverage industry is inherently social. Sharing experiences dining out, having drinks with friends or attending the grand opening of a hot new restaurant have become
and generation Z's new interpretation of luxury.
State University researchers found that people who spend money on experiences rather than material items were happier and felt
good about where their money was spent. Enhancing the customer experience or simply creating one where people least expect it,
such as in a grocery store, can go a long way in terms of loyalty in an an industry that sees very little of that today. Food & Drink International understands that every company affiliated with the food and beverage world has valuable information to bring to the table. They are the only publication that offers executives in the restaurant, retail, production and distribution industries the opportunity to share their ideas, opinions and strategies in a single forum so they can make smart decisions that will benefit their brands. FDI's readership is 280k and 39% are C-Suite Executives.
Their recent issue included an in-depth interview with Limoneira CEO Harold Edwards. Harold discussed the global food industry and Limoneira initiatives for feeding a hungry world with healthy sustainable Limoneira citrus.
July Great Grilling with Grapefruit and Limes
With 4th of July celebrations, picnics and a plethora of plein-air pursuits, grilling adds so much enjoyment to family and friend festivities. Limoneira offers a cascade of citrus and this month we have a couple grapefruit and lime grilling recipes for you to enjoy.
Grilled Grapefruit Halves with Honey, Brown Sugar, and Pistachios
This delicious recipe from Scott Philips notes that the honeyed grapefruit halves have brunch written all over them. Grilling caramelizes the sugar in the fruit, accentuating its sweetness, while pistachios add warm, toasty flavors, and mint and créme fraîche lend bright, refreshing notes.
- 1/4 cup honey, preferably orange blossom
- 2 Tbs. orange liqueur,
- 2 Limoneira star Ruby grapefruit, cut in half crosswise and scored between segments and around the edges
- 2 Tbs. packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup salted pistachios, coarsely chopped and toasted
- 1/2 cup créme fraîche
- 3 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
Combine the honey and orange liqueur in a small bowl. Brush half of the mixture evenly over the cut side of the grapefruit halves.
Heat a cast-iron grill pan on high heat until water instantly evaporates when sprinkled on the pan. Carefully place the grapefruit halves, cut side down, in the pan and cook until grill marks form, about 4 minutes.
Transfer the grapefruit halves to serving plates, drizzle with the remaining honey mixture, and sprinkle with the dark brown sugar and pistachios. Garnish with dollops of crème fraîche and the fresh mint leaves, and serve.
SOURCE: Scott Philips - Fine Cooking
Tyler Florence's Spiced Mixed Grill with Grilled Lime
Tyler Florence is a chef and television host of several Food Network shows. He graduated from the College of Culinary Arts at the Charleston, South Carolina. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a nationwide Sandwich Showdown. He has appeared a number of times on The Today Show, and has been featured on The View.
His Spiced Mixed Grill with Grilled Lime offers just the right kick with the lime and curry. It's delicious.
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 8 small whole calamari tubes, cleaned, tentacles removed
- 4 lobster tails, cracked in 1/2
- 8 prawns, heads and shells on, cut down the back
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 bunches green onions
- 4 limes, halved
Put the curry, cumin, fennel, peppercorns, cayenne, and salt in a spice mill or clean coffee grinder. Grind to a fine powder and set aside.
Rinse the calamari tubes under cool water and pat dry. Split the bodies from top to bottom so you have 2 triangular pieces from each. Put the calamari, lobster, and prawns on a platter and drizzle with a nice dose of olive oil so the seafood is well coated; season with a fair amount of salt and pepper.
Place a large grill pan on 2 burners over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill and get it very hot. Take a few paper towels and fold them several times to make a thick square. Blot a small amount of oil on the paper towel then carefully and quickly wipe the ridges of the grill pan or the hot grates of the grill. Place the lobster on the grill, shell-side up, and cook for 5 minutes until the shell begins to turn reddish-orange. Turn the lobster tails over and lay the calamari, prawns, green onions, and limes (cut-side-down) on the grill too until everything is slightly charred.
Grill the calamari for 2 minutes per side, and no longer, otherwise they will get rubbery.
Put the grilled mixed seafood and green onions on a large platter and sprinkle a little of the spice mix all over. Squeeze the grilled limes over the shellfish and serve immediately.
Tech In Growing - An Integral Part of Limoneira Sustainability Practices
Technological advances have made in-roads into the world of agriculture and at Limoneira tech has enabled the company to yield more from precious natural resources. Drones are used to monitor tree health and water probes part of the Company's innovative water management practices.
Soil Moisture probes measure volumetric water content and are connected to data loggers utilized in the irrigation control system. Soil Moisture Stations log water data and send it to the main controller. Each station has a radio unit powered by a solar panel. There are three sensors connected to each station under wetted area at specified soil depths with one station located in each block. The irrigation control system receives data from the sensor stations and it is uploaded from the controller to the internet and can be viewed remotely from a cell phone or a computer.
AGQ Vacuum Tubes are used to capture water as it passes through soil at three different depths (8",16",24" - 3 tubes per station). The captured water can be analyzed for fertilizer concentrations and other materials injected through the irrigation system at each depth.
Water with appropriate fertilizer quantity to desired root zone depths is monitored and moisture sensors determine when orchards are at full water holding capacity, thus reducing runoff and wasted water.
Dual line drip hoses are also used to enable water to penetrate through the soil to create a deep and sturdy root system and help reduce weed and herbicide use.
Kroger to Pilot Unmanned Grocery Delivery Vehicles
Kroger, one of the country's largest grocery retailers (and a Limoneira customer, sees autonomous delivery in the future of the online grocery experience.
On June 28th, Kroger announced that it plans to pilot unmanned road vehicles for grocery delivery under a partnership with Nuro, a Mountain View, Calif.-based robotics and artificial intelligence specialist.
Slated to begin this fall, the test will enable customers to place grocery orders through Kroger's ClickList system and Nuro's app and have their items delivered the same day by a fleet of autonomous vehicles. Kroger said it will announce the pilot market soon.
"We are incredibly excited about the potential of our innovative partnership with Nuro to bring the future of grocery delivery to customers today," said Kroger Chief Digital Officer Yael Cosset in a statement. "As part of Restock Kroger, we have already started to redefine the grocery customer experience and expand the coverage area for our anything, anytime and anywhere offering. Partnering with Nuro, a leading technology company, will create customer value by providing Americans access to fast and convenient delivery at a fair price."
Kroger and Nuro expect the test to "change the status quo of grocery delivery" through the combination of the supermarket retailer's reach - 2,800 stores in 35 states - and the use of groundbreaking technology. The companies said the pilot will mark the first application and deployment of Nuro's hardware and software.
"Unmanned delivery will be a game-changer for local commerce, and together with Kroger we're thrilled to test this new delivery experience to bring grocery customers new levels of convenience and value," commented Nuro co-founder Dave Ferguson. "Our safe, reliable and affordable service, combined with Kroger's ubiquitous brand, is a powerful first step in our mission to accelerate the benefits of robotics for everyday life."
Chef Spotlight-Andre's Lopez-Bariloche, Argentina-Butterfly
Andres Lopez's food is a mix of tradition and invention, and the dishes that are served in his beautiful Butterfly Restaurant in the Patagonian city of Bariloche are at once comforting and unusual. Using local and seasonal ingredients, he infuses his food with French and Spanish influences, remnants of his training in Europe before he decided to settle in Patagonia.
Butterfly seeks to seduce the diner with its seven-step menu. A game of surprises that challenges the palate through innovative associations and the nobility of Patagonian products.
Luna Fest on July 20th at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley
On July 20th The Boys and Girls Club in Santa Paula will host LUNAFEST a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women.
This year's films:
by MEGAN BROTHERTON
Maggie needs her best friend today more than ever, but never expected she'd actually show up.
GIRLS LEVEL UP
by ANNE EDGAR
A young Pakistani woman who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East helps middle school girls in Silicon Valley realize their dream of designing their own video game.
by AMANDA QUAID
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.
by UTTERA SINGH
A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams and a fanny pack-clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.
JOY JOY NAILS
by JOEY ALLY
In an upmarket Connecticut strip mall, Korean Sarah manages a Korean-owned nail salon with an ever cheerful, K-pop pumping, manicured iron fist. When Chinese Mia starts training as a manicurist, and looks to be stealing the boss's son's affections, Sarah gets her claws out-only to discover the terrible truth under the varnish at JOY JOY NAILS.
YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER
by SVETLANA CVETKO
A tribute to the highest-paid silent film director at Universal Studios in 1916.
by EMILY SHESKIN
Jesselyn "Jesszilla" Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport.
WAITING FOR HASSANA
by IFUNANYA MADUKA
In 2014, the extremist organization, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a town in northeastern Nigeria. WAITING FOR HASSANA is a harrowing first-person account of one girl's escape from captivity and a heart-wrenching lament for her closest friend Hassana - one of the many girls still unaccounted for...
LAST SUMMER, IN THE GARDEN
by BEKKY O'NEIL
Last summer, in the garden recounts one woman's journey through a joyful, fearful time of death and rebirth. Last summer, in the garden is featured in the touring program The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows.
About the Boys and Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley was founded in 1949 and it provides daily access to safe, supervised activities that foster children to become productive, responsible and caring citizens. There are ten sites serving the cities of Santa Paula, Fillmore and the unincorporated area of Piru. The Club concentrates on five areas of youth development: character & leadership development; educational & career development; health & life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation. The Club's activities primarily take place after school, during school recesses, in the evening and on weekends. Over 1,650 youth and community members utilize the Club.
Snap-Crackle-Pop-Fourth of July Fireworks Light Up Santa Paula Sky
There will be plenty of bombs bursting in air over Santa Paula
on the Fourth of July, marking the official - and legal - celebration
of America's Independence, a light show that will be visible
throughout the city.
Celebrants of the most important
day that started it all for the United States can attend the
Fireworks Spectacular at Harding Park, located in the 1400 block
of West Harvard Boulevard, for free, or watch from various points
on hillsides throughout the city. The celebration starts at 9
Midtown also offers fireworks viewing, but the farther
west you are, the less you'll be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of
the pyrotechnic spectacular. The Fireworks Spectacular is
again courtesy of the Fireworks Committee, the city of Santa
Paula and the community that generously supports the approximately
$17,000 cost of the patriotic
display. Money-raising for the event ranges from donations
and sponsorships by businesses and individuals to spare change
dropped into cans displayed on merchant counters leading up
to the event.
Limoneira Ambassador Teagan Wilson
Teagan Wilson knows a thing or two about delicious healthy eating. Spotted throughout Ventura County in her colorful, zippy attire, she's a trendsetter at the intersection of fashion, food and fun.
The Paparazzi were in hot pursuit recently and spotted Teagan picking up some of Limoneira's Meyer Lemons. Rather than dodging the cameras, she thought setting an example about vitamin C would be great for her many followers. Thanks Teagan for spreading the appetizingly luscious word!
Limoneira's Winner Block
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