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York Peppermint Patty Dessert Bites Food Find

No Bake York Peppermint Patty Dessert Bites York Peppermint Patty Dessert Bites Food Find Hey Everyone! I’m back with another Food Find, featuring my two beautiful granddaughters Willow and Iris. Today’s Food Find is something that is near and dear to my heart, York Dark 

Funfetti Pancakes New Food Find

Funfetti Pancakes New Food Find

New! Pillsbury Funfetti Complete Buttermilk Pancake Funfetti Pancakes Food Find It has been some time since we did a ‘Food Find’ post. In fact it has been a few years since our last food find post! The reason isn’t from lack of “new” food products, 

Bing Cherry Lime Scones

Bing Cherry Lime Scones

This recipe is short and sweet. When I first started blogging here at Turnips 2 Tangerines, some eight years ago, I made a lot of scones. Here is just a few of my favorites from back in the early days: Fresh Blueberry Lemon Scones, Honey Strawberry Yogurt Scones and Buttermilk Peach Scones. Scones are not only delicious, they’re super easy to make and come together quickly. Bing Cherry Lime Scones are the perfect start to your day and the perfect scone to start you on your very own scone making adventure.

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Scones

Scones can be made with any number of flavor combinations you and your family loves. Fruit is typically used in scones but seasonal farm fresh produce, like pumpkin, squash or sweet potatoes, are also good choices. Another popular choice are savory scones. Made with onion, leek, chives, cheese and sage. Before baking, Bing Cherry Lime Scones are lightly brushed with milk and sprinkled with sugar. This adds a nice sheen and sweetness to the scones. After baking, a glaze is made with powdered sugar, lime juice and zest. The glaze is drizzled over the scones while still warm. This makes the perfect ending to these already delicious scones.

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For this recipe today we’ll be using:

  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • sugar
  • cold butter
  • milk
  • one egg
  • lime juice and zest
  • bing cherries, pitted and quartered

Scones are traditionally eaten for breakfast or afternoon tea. They’re served with butter, honey, jam, jelly, marmalade or preserves. Another option is fresh Devonshire Cream or clotted cream, as it’s sometimes referred too. In England, Devonshire Cream is traditionally served with scones during tea time.

Devonshire Cream

Devonshire Cream, Pronounced [DEHV-uhh-sheer], Devonshire Cream hails from Devonshire County, England. It’s a thick cream with a consistency similar to soft butter and is often used as a topping for desserts. It’s still a specialty of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. This is the area of England where the right breed of cattle are raised to make Devonshire cream, the Devon. The Devon are raised not only for its exceptional  beef but also for its milk. The Devon produce milk that has a high enough cream content to produce clotted cream.

Consistency of Soft Butter

Before the days of pasteurization, the milk from the cows was left to stand several hours. This allowed the cream to rise to the top. The cream was skimmed off and transferred into big pans. The pans were then floated in trays of constantly boiling water in a process called scalding. The cream would become much thicker and creamier, much like soft butter. Today however, the cream is extracted using a separator, among other means, following strict safety guidelines.

How It All Started

I first fell in love with scones about 10 years ago, shortly after we moved up north. Being the city gal that I am, moving to a rural area was shocking to say the least but over time I’ve learned to embrace my rural roots. In the spring of 2012, my daughter and grandson were visiting from Georgia. We stopped in a small coffee shop located in Lakewood WI called. My daughter and I both ordered a coffee and I ordered a lemon blueberry scone. The coffee was super (my favorite is the Highlander Grogg), but the lemon blueberry scone on the other hand, were really super!

When we got home later that day, I went on my computer and looked up scones. Not only was I shocked to find so many different kinds of scone recipes, I was amazed at how easy scones are to make. One of the first blogs I visited, seeking a scone recipe was a blog called: Created By Diane She had many scone recipes, so I picked one out and got down to baking. I guess you could say that was what started the scone rolling. From there I went on to make and eat  scones! Lots and lots and lots of scones:)

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Paradise Fruit Recipe Blogger

Tropical Smoothie Bowl Paradise Fruit

Tropical Smoothie Bowl Paradise Fruit

Tropical Smoothie Bowl Paradise Fruit

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Paradise Fruit Co. They asked if I would be interested in developing recipes using their candied fruit products. I was more than happy too and actually quite honored that they asked me. Within a few days I received a box containing candied ginger, lemon peel, orange peel, green and red cherries, pineapple, fruit cake mix and tropical mix, which I used in this recipe. I have my work cut out for me, but it will be so worth it! Tropical Smoothie Bowl is the first recipe of many featuring Paradise Fruit.

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Paradise Fruit

Since 1961, Paradise Brands has been America’s favorite brand for candied fruit products. Paradise Fruit Co. has been making glace’ or candied fruit of all kinds, including candied cherries, candied fruit for fruit cake and so much more. Paradise Brands have been achieving baking excellence for over 50 years. Noted for their vibrant color, perfect sweetness and rich, chewy texture, Paradise Candied Fruit are a delicious addition to a variety of recipes.

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are basically an extra-thick smoothie, poured into a bowl and topped with fruit, nuts, and pretty much anything else you want to top it with, thus making the smoothie bowl possibilities endless. Not only are smoothie bowls easy to make, they are super delicious, filling and good for you too. When I’m watching what I eat, smoothie bowls are perfect. They make me feel like I’m cheating, even though I’m not.

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What’s in a Smoothie Bowl?

First off start with frozen fruit, which can be anything from frozen strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, blueberries, banana or my personal favorite, fruit blends or fruit and veggie blends that are available. Add that to a blender with some type of flavored liquid or combination of, coconut water, juice, yogurt, milk or a milk alternative such as almond or coconut milk. Blend until creamy and incorporated but still thick. Pour into a bowl.

Add Toppings

Now the real fun begins! Smoothie bowls are meant to be topped. Topped with nuts such as; sliced almonds, chopped walnuts or pecans, seeds such as; chia seeds, hemp seeds, or sunflower seeds, dried fruit such as; Paradise Candied Fruit, goji berries, or raisins, fresh fruit such as; raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or kiwi, cereal such as; granola or puffed rice. Shredded coconut and cocoa nibs are also a great addition.

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End Result

The end result is a smoothie bowl that is worth getting out of bed for, a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon, a nutrient-dense pre-workout snack, a light dessert or as an early evening snack. Instead of grabbing that pail of ice cream in your freezer, whip up a smoothie bowl. I love my ice cream but I’ve found that smoothie bowls can be just as satisfying as a dish of ice cream. Seriously…I’m not joking!

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