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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 »

Holiday Havoc Ahead? Plan Now

Granted, the December holidays are a million years away, or so it seems.  But if you look at the calendar, you’ll notice that it’s going to be fall and then Halloween and Thanksgiving and, okay you get the picture.  What is “holiday havoc” and why should we care? This is a funny way of saying… 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 »