Monday, 17 September 2012

Oranges and Lemons

I harvested our citrus crop on Saturday. Seven oranges and five lemons!
The oranges yielded a similar amount to last year - the lemons were just disappointing - about fifty lemons short on last years total!
I thought I should put them to use.
A batch of Marmalade.
A batch of lemon butter.
I used the recipe from A Year in a Bottle by Sally Wise for the Marmalade.
The Lemon Butter was made using our tried and tested family recipe.
 The eggs for this beautiful Lemon Butter also came from the girls who live at the bottom of the garden.
I used the larger grater attachment in the food processor to chop the oranges - it's not terribly neat or even, but it certainly does the job in no time flat!
I made some little pastry shells to have with the Lemon Butter - I really shouldn't have - it is just too wonderful to leave at one.

1 comment:

Jo said...

Congratulations on winning the Heritage cottage garden competition! Can't wait to visit your garden.