Author Archives: Jenn Smith

Avocados

Avocado trees are thought to originate in Central Mexico. Currently, Southern California produces 95% of U.S. grown avocados. They are high in monounsaturated fat, B vitamins, and vitamin K. They also help the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and-beta-carotene and lutein in foods that are eaten with the fruit. We grow […]

Meyer Lemons

With their sweet flavor, Meyer lemons have quickly become a household favorite! Native to China, these citrus fruits were originally used as an ornamental tree due to their compact size. They became popular in the U.S. during the 1970’s with the rise of California cuisine. The Meyer lemon is yellow and more round than the […]

Essential Oils

According to Wikipedia, an essential oil is a “concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants” or more simply put “the oil of the plant from which they were extracted”. With companies like DoTerra and Young Living claiming over a billion dollars in sales per year, essential oils have made their way into thousands […]

Meditation

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state of mind. This practice can include mindfulness, focusing your mind on a particular object, activity or thought, breath awareness, etc. Meditation is a simple, quick way to reduce stress and anxiety. It can also decrease physical […]