Five Fantastic Ways to Use Citrus

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Jan 10, 2017 11:02:27 AM

If you have a winter-ripening citrus tree, you're probably inundated with fresh, tangy or tart fruit. If you're tree isn't producing as much as you'd like, check out these citrus care tips.

We found some zesty recipes to make the most of your at-home-harvest:CITRUS_COLLAGE-461321-edited.png

Salt-Cured Lemons 

Slice your lemons, put them in a sterilized jar with salt, and wait. That's all it takes to prepare this delicious, complex, yet versatile Moroccan seasoning.

Recipe from The Daring Gourmet

Candied Citrus 

Try these sweet, chewy, and piquant treats guaranteed to woo any sweet tooth. 

Recipe from Bright-Eyed Baker

Lemon Bars 

The perfect dessert to perk-up those cold rainy days. Sweet-tart lemon filling in perfect harmony with rich and buttery crust. This recipe can also be adapted for limes or blood oranges. 

Recipe from Food Network


A classic Italian digestif (like an apéritif, to be served with a meal to aid in digestion) to enjoy on it's own, or as a base for a Lemon Drop cocktail. Thick-skinned lemon varieties, such as Eureka, are ideal for this recipe. 

Recipe from Epicurious

All-Natural Citrus Cleaner 

This recipe takes any citrus peel, combines it with vinegar for a nontoxic and fresh-scented cleaner that's safe to use around kids and pets. 

Recipe from The Kitchn

Want to learn more about our favorite cool-season fruit?   The Best Citrus for Sacramento


Topics: Citrus

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