I look forward to winter for a few reasons, but the one I want to discuss today is. Citrus! Its one of the few times of the year that I find really hard trying to eat local . But not for the reasons you may think. The availability at the Market is dwindling and that is to be expected, in fact, I love the challenge of making the most out of what’s available. The reason why it is so hard is that all this lovely citrus becomes available and you can’t help but want to try everything.
Citrus Season means…
Meyer Lemons are delicious, very unique and different when you compare it to a regular lemon. The fruit is sweeter (think 80% lemon juice 20% orange juice…with the slightest amount of rosemary..just so you can imagine the flavor profile if you havent tasted one already), the zest is very distinct and aromatic.
One of the first things I do when Meyer lemons become available, is preserve them, so that I can have them on my shelve, just long enough to have me wanting more for the following season.
The very first thing I do, is make Meyer Lemonade.
But whatever you’re first choice is it’ll be great, because meyer lemons are definitely a treat worth waiting for.
Yuzu, Kaffir Limes, Finger Limes, Satsumas, Bergamot Orange ( very floral and unique) Kumquats, Blood Oranges…are just a few of the others worth looking into, if you can come across them.