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    Make Your Skin Glow with These Summer Fruits!

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY Fruit Facts

    Are you looking forward to all the joys that summertime offers? It’s time to shed off those extra layers of clothing and head to the beach, lake, or pool; play outside with the kids, go for a long bike ride, and stroll around a farmers’ market! Summer provides lots of opportunities for soaking up some vitamin D, but it can be hard on your skin, so be sure to wear lots of sunblock, drink plenty of water, get lots of sleep, moisturize daily, and incorporate lots of skin-loving foods into your diet. Skin-loving foods? That’s right – including certain in-season…

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  • Are Georgia Peaches Good for Canning?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Canning is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh peaches year-round! Canned peaches are excellent in baking recipes or added to yogurt and cereal for your morning breakfast. But which peaches are right for canning? Freestone Peaches vs. Clingstone Peaches You may already have known that there are many different varieties of peaches, but whatever the variety, all peaches fall into one of two categories: freestone or clingstone. The categories are just what they sound like: a clingstone peach has fruit that does not separate from the pit easily while a freestone peach does. Before you buy peaches for canning, you…

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  • DIY – Orange Pomander Decorations

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Orange Pomander Balls are fragrant, simple holiday decorations that are easy to make, and add a traditional touch to trees or table tops. Gather the ingredients and a few simple tools, and create some of these long-lasting DIY ornaments to brighten your holiday home, or to share with others this season.  Ingredients and Tools: 4 to 6 Hale Groves Navel Oranges (or more if desired) ½ Cup whole cloves 1 nail or toothpick 1 or more rubber bands ribbon or string long craft needle Directions Wash and dry oranges. Using a rubber band placed around your orange as a guide,…

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  • DIY – Apple Facial Mask

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Cleansing and renewing the skin on your face, without the use of harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients, can be a great part of your routine. This easy DIY Apple Facial Mask is great for those with sensitive skin, or anyone who wants a natural, refreshing way to give skin a fresh, renewed feeling. Be sure to test on a small, less sensitive area of skin first, such as the back of your hand, and avoid direct contact with eyes when using. Ingredients: 1/2 fresh Hale Groves Apple, peeled and cored 1 Tbs Milk, (or Almond Milk) 1 Egg Yolk, (or…

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  • DIY – Pear & Sugar Scrub

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    This easy DIY Pear and Sugar Scrub uses fresh Hale Groves Pears and simple ingredients to make a refreshing scrub for face, elbows, hands, and anywhere you would like soft, supple skin. You can store it refrigerated for a few days, and it washes away easily with warm water. Make some today and feel smooth, silky skin right away Ingredients: 1/2 fresh Hale Groves Pear, peeled and cored 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup almond oil 1 tsp vitamin E oil 1 tsp pear fragrance oil (optional) Directions: In a blender or food processor, blend pear until smooth. Add processed pear…

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  • DIY – Cherry Jam

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    A great way to make your delicious Hale Groves Bing Cherries last a bit longer is to make your own cherry jam. This recipe is easy and rewarding and will make enough jam for you to store or share. Make a batch today! Ingredients: 3 cups Hale Groves Bing Cherries (pitted and chopped) ? cup unsweetened apple juice 2 teaspoons lemon juice 4 ounces of powdered fruit pectin 3 cups sugar 4 half-pint canning jars and metal lids with rings large canning pot with rack canning tongs Preparation: In a large saucepan with lid, combine cherries, apple juice, lemon juice,…

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  • DIY – Peach Jam

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    This easy, do-it-yourself peach jam is a great way to extend the use of the seasons Hale Groves peaches so you can enjoy their flavor for breakfast, snacks, or anytime you want something sweet. You will need thirteen 1-cup plastic containers with lids to make this tasty treat you can refrigerate, freeze, and share. Ingredients: 8 Hale Groves Peaches, peeled and cut into wedges 1 small unpeeled Hale Groves Navel Orange, cut into wedges 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained 12 maraschino cherries 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice 2 packages (1-3/4 ounces each) powdered fruit pectin 10 cups…

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  • DIY – Orange Peel and Yogurt Face Mask

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    The vitamin C and minerals in oranges have been used for health and beauty for centuries. This Hale Groves Navel Orange Peel and Yogurt Face Mask will help your skin feel clean, refreshed, and clear so you can face the day with a sunny smile. Ingredients plain yogurt 1 Hale Groves Navel Orange Preparation Peel and eat a delicious Hale Groves Navel Orange, but reserve the peel. Remove as much white pith as you can. Cut the orange peel into ? wide strips, and place on a cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven for about 3 hours. Once the…

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  • DIY – Spring Tangelo Marmalade

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Making your own marmalade is easy and fun. Plus you get to enjoy and share this sweet treat. Hale Groves Spring Tangelos are the perfect citrus to make this tangy fruit topping. In this easy recipe, all of the thickening and cooking takes place before you put it in jars, so no messy water baths or boiling glass jars to deal with. You will need canning jars to hold 3 cups of marmalade. (Three of the small one-cup jars work well.) Ingredients 4 Hale Groves Spring Tangelos 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Preparation Sterilize canning…

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  • DIY – Cara Cara Orange Champagne Marmalade

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: DIY

    Hale Groves Cara Cara Oranges make great marmalade, but the addition of Champagne makes this favorite preserve a gourmet treat. This is a perfect recipe to use the last cup of champagne you may have, or a good reason to open a bottle. Try this delicious Hale Groves Cara Cara Champagne Marmalade and get ready for a sweet treat. Ingredients: 4 to 5 Hale Groves Cara Cara Oranges 2/3 Cup Champagne or Sparkling Wine 2 1/3 Cup Water 2 Cups Sugar ? Cup Honey Instructions: Wash oranges. Cut off tops and bottoms, then slice into wedges as thin as possible.…

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