Sometimes when I buy those bags of small, easy-to-peel citrus fruit (sometimes called mandarins, sometimes clementines) they are sweet and yummy. Other times they are sour or bitter. What’s the trick to always getting sweet ones? Time of year? Country of origin? Luck?
I have too many tangerines, and I'm hoping to convert them into a tasty dessert for my dinner party tonight. I've got most other dessert basics (flour, sugar, eggs, butter, etc) on hand, but I'm doing a grocery run anyway. What will wow my guests? Skill level: Martha Stewart and Bree Van De Camp's lovechild.
You move from place to place in life, and you miss the weird things you could only find in your old locations. [more inside]
I have an orange tree, a kitchen (and supplies to waterbath can but not pressure can), and a freezer (but not a huge freezer). I would like interesting suggestions for what to do with these things. Level of difficulty: lower-carb household. [more inside]
I'm trying to track down a specific bar or citrus knife that has an unusual, square shape. [more inside]
I’ve worn the same cologne off and on for about 20 years, and I think it’s time for a change. I’m looking for scents for everyday wear with woody notes (or citrus/fresh notes, like what I wear now). Nothing musky or spicy! [more inside]
I tried a new citrus fruit yesterday and had an allergic reaction. How wide of a range of citrus fruits do I need to avoid while I wait to see a doctor? (YANMD) [more inside]
I need a peeler that turns out long beautiful strips of pithless citrus skin! Mine right not gives me short 3 inch pieces entirely covered with pith. Not ideal [more inside]
Whenever I make candied orange (or other citrus) peel, it always takes longer than recipe-writers seem to expect for the peel to become translucent, and some never becomes translucent at all. (a) What gives? (b) Is the not-translucent peel cool to store and eat? [more inside]
Give me your recipes containing lime! Or lemon or tamarind! Certain restrictions may apply. [more inside]
I recently picked up some citrus sea salt, and have no idea what to do with it. [more inside]
Help me save my lemon tree. It's got tiny black spots on both sides of its leaves, and small beige bumps on the undersides. It's been spreading for about a month, but I'm finally noticing that it's actually harming the plant and killing the leaves. Badly damaged leaf: top, bottom, top close, bottom close. Early-stage leaf: top, bottom. Barely-affected leaf: top, bottom, bottom close. [more inside]
Is my cousin's alternative bug repellent safe? [more inside]
Do you have an indoor citrus plant ? Can you share how you select one, care for it, winter it, etc ? [more inside]
I want to mix slices of lemon into some jam from the store. How long will it keep in the fridge after I do this? [more inside]
Perhaps because of his childhood memories of selling fruit for his own highschool band, my boyfriend made an over enthusiastic grapefruit purchase. How are 2 people going to eat 10 lbs of grapefruit? [more inside]
How to store lemon zest? [more inside]
I have long-term custody of a potted citron tree that's a year or two old. It seems to be doing OK, but the central stem/trunk doesn't have any leaves at the top of it: Photo of the tree here. Should I prune the top of the trunk? If so, when and how? Is there any other pruning I should be doing at this point in its growth?
How can I use up a giant box of juice oranges? [more inside]
What to do with grapefruit-infused simple syrup? [more inside]
I love citrus generally, but I was just thinking about how I really, really love satsumas - but haven't seen them in the local Whole Foods in a while. I'm in NYC - where can I go now, and generally, to get some delicious satsumas? [more inside]
When life gives you lemons, what else do you make? [more inside]
How can we get California citrus back in New York? [more inside]
'Tis the season for Meyer lemons and blood oranges. Yum! But seasons, alas, are fleeting. What's the best way to preserve something of the deliciousness all year long? [more inside]
How/when did floral, citrus, pine, and mint become associated with cleanliness?
Is pineapple citrus? Why or why not?
How much does a pint of kumquats weight? [more inside]
What are the best places to get exotic citrus in Southern California? The catch is that this has to happen Monday or Tuesday. [more inside]
Help! I was just given a potted lemon tree! What do I do? [more inside]
When I peel an orange or tangerine, I love to eat the pith off of the rind. When I do this, my lips always tingle for a while afterwards. What causes this? I've heard that orange piths have more vitamin C than the fruit itself, so is it the vitamin C causing the tingling?
Oranges make me sweat. You? Know why? [more inside]
Recipefilter - I have a bunch of grapefruit, what can I do with it? [more inside]
Why would somebody leave whole, juiced orange halves on their lawn? [more inside]
I have some citrus seeds that did not originate from a genetically modified/selected crop of trees that I would like to germinate and hopefully see fruit one day. They were picked out of fruit approximately 3 weeks ago. Whats the best way to go about this? [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a few dwarf citrus trees as a gift. Can anyone offer tips on what/where to buy online? [more inside]
Calling gardening experts: what are these small white bugs in the soil of my lemon tree? [more inside]
What can I do with a couple hundred pounds of sour oranges? [more inside]
recommend a juicer [more inside]
What should I do with 3 plump, gorgeous, almost radiant lemons? [more inside]
My husband and I just received a gift box of Florida oranges. I know we'll never eat 30+ oranges before they go bad, so I'm looking for orange-intensive recipes. I've googled, but all I turn up are recipes that call for small quantities of orange juice or orange zest. I'd like to do something more interesting than just squeezing them for juice. Any suggestions?
Italian pop drink, fizzy, dark, citrus-y, a little bitter, comes in a little caramel bottle. Made from some citrus-y herb that's neither lemon nor lime. I had one at a gelato place once and have no idea what it is or what its called. [more inside]