Ah, the joys of stepping into the garden on a sunny winters day and picking fresh organic citrus straight from the tree. When citrus are on, they're certainly on, but there's never a dilema of what to do with our excess... we just go head on into juicing, preserving, making marmalades, lemonades, sorbets and of course giving it away. I am always on the lookout for more ideas on how to make the most of our organic citrus harvest so I asked my fab foodie buddy Julie Ray to share a few simple and tasty ideas, which she cooked and presented on ABC Northcoast's Good Gardening program last Saturday. They were all delicious!
I tried the mussel recipe as soon as I got home - it was dead easy to make and the family loved it. Earlier in the week I made the lemon curd and it was perfect. I shoved a teaspoon full in the mouth of my teenage son who was comatose in front of a screen - he almost shot out of the chair due to the blast of lemony flavour. Can't wait to make the cake - the one Julie prepared was a serious hit of citrus. Enjoy!
First published: July 2011