Fun Fig Facts

Our beautiful fig tree.

FUN FRESH FIG FACTS California ranks third in worldwide fig production after Turkey and Greece. Figs are high in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium and manganese) and fiber. They also contain significant amounts of vitamin A. Each fig has approximately 30 calories. Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually a flower that is… Read more »

Food for Thought

Food for Thought:  There’s More To It Than Food I got so inspired the other day while moderating a conversation during Food for Thought, a program that we offer weekly at The Oaks from the perspective of Elizabeth, Nancy, myself or a guest speaker. There were about eight guests present during my session, and I… Read more »

Mango Sorbet

Ingredients 2 cups fresh mango, skins removed, chopped 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks 1 c. fresh pineapple chunks 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice Directions Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix well until smooth.  Place in individual serving dishes (1/2 cup each) , cover, and place in the… Read more »

Chilled Beet Borscht

Ingredients 16 ounces canned beets, with juice ¾ cup buttermilk 1/3 cup nonfat sour cream 1 tablespoon orange juice, frozen concentrate 1 teaspoon onion, chopped Directions Combine all ingredients in food processor, reserving 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Process smooth and serve in chilled bowls with a dollop of sour cream. NOTE:  The calories are… Read more »