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Citrus Celebration


Colorful delicious citrus fruit is still in season and on hand for all Celebrations. A favorite for all fruit desserts is the Cara Cara orange, Mandarin and Clementines. When peak fruit is selected for flavor as well as color, you have a real treat. We have been serving these fruit platters to guests for over a month now. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
At this dinner, we offered for dessert both fresh fruit and chocolate cake with coffee. Believe it or not, our guests chose only the fruit, although, they were offered both. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
When we offer our citrus fruit platter with watermelon and dates, garnished with pomegranate arils and chopped pistachios, the colors are so gorgeous, the fruit so tempting, no one can resist. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Fruit and flowers, irresistible ! ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
At a recent dinner, we served red cabbage salad with goat cheese and Cara Cara oranges. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Citrus platter ingredients: gather as many different flavors and colors of citrus fruit as you have available to you. Include a lovely ripe watermelon, some dates, pomegranate arils and toasted then chopped pistachios. That's it; that's all you need. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Cut the watermelon and cut bite-size pieces. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
With a sharp knife, peel all citrus fruit. Then cut circles, starting with horizontal slicing, from the bottom to the top. (not vertical slices). ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
After all fruit is cut and/or sliced, have fun designing your fruit platter. The different shapes and colors are what makes this platter so inviting. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Cut each date in half. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Continuing to arrange - like painting a still life. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Just about finished. Next, the chopped pistachios. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Sitting on kitchen table, ready to be served in dining room. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
We like to have wine and nibbles near our Koi aquarium. We served beautiful veggies with a cheese dip. Try the idea of hollowing out a red cabbage (save the leaves for another recipe like salad or soup) and use it as a serving bowl for the dip. Adds another bit of color to the nibbles. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
This almond liqueur went well with the delicious Citrus Celebration. ©Joyce Hays

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