Sweet Dried Fruit Desserts for a Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to gather your friends and family together for an afternoon of outdoor fun accompanied by plenty of food. Of course, every good feast needs a sweet ending. Make the perfect treat for your summertime celebration with these dried fruit desserts for picnics made with ingredients from our Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection. Spiced Fruit Salad Combining dried fruit with warm spices gives you a dessert that is truly special. For this sophisticated treat, start by placing our dried apricots, pears, and peaches along with a handful of dried figs and apples in a saucepan. Then, spice up the fruit by adding cloves, honey, saffron, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and lemon zest. Cover the mixture with water, and simmer for 15 minutes so that the fruit reconstitutes and gets nice and juicy. After cooking, remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves before tossing with our almonds and a few pistachios. For a beautiful finishing touch, stir in a bit of orange water. This dish is fantastic served hot or cold and accompanied by Greek yogurt. Fruit Compote A delicious dried fruit compote is the perfect topping for your cake, ice cream, or anything else you can imagine. …
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Ideas For a Great Spring from Pfaelzer Brothers

Spring is nearly here, and the coming of spring brings advantages many of us have been looking forward to. The obvious element of excitement is the warm weather. So many have had to endure a winter that was second to none. The ability to enjoy the warm air and sunshine seems to be the aspect of spring that those of us who’ve had a long winter are most excited for. Here at Pfaelzer Brothers, we see spring as a time for family gatherings, outdoor activities, and delicious eating. By following these three easy tips, you can plan activities with your family, coworkers, or friends that will allow you to take advantage of everything spring has to offer, while enjoying the good company of others.   Plan a Company Picnic After this winter, your coworkers are going to be just as anxious to feel the warm sun on their face as you are. Many times, it’s difficult for employees to take time out of their busy schedules to participate in team building activities such as these. Schedule an hour towards the end of the work week with your department or company during the lunch hour to take advantage of the changing …
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The Delicious Benefits of Ceylon Tea

In the midst of a hectic day, it is important to take a few minutes to get away from it all by sneaking in a little break. Take a moment for yourself by curling up with a nice hot cup of tea from our Hickory Farms Ceylon Tea Collection and experience these amazing benefits. The health benefits of tea Ceylon tea has been a favorite with tea drinkers for generations. One of the reasons that this tea is so beloved is that it is a great pick-me-up. Containing between 25 and 110 mg of caffeine in each cup, tea gives you the perfect amount of caffeine to get you up and going without feeling jittery. Studies have shown that regularly drinking tea can help your body fight free radicals. These harmful atoms have been known to cause some kinds of cancer, which makes fighting them extremely important. If you want to drop a couple pounds, try picking up a cup of tea. Ceylon’s unique combination of vitamins, caffeine, and antioxidants is a great recipe for boosting your metabolism and can help you burn fat faster. This same combination of health boosting properties will also improve kidney function and lower your …
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