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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Twisted Smoothie

I don't know about you, but finding time for anything other than getting through each day, is pretty tough. Making the time to eat well would always end up at the bottom of the list. But I have found a solution that works for me - smoothies!

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Friday, February 02, 2018

Kaffir Lime Lemonade

With these hot summer days and nights that we have been having, cool down with a glass of home-made lemonade...with a twist of course. This recipe uses kaffir lime leaves to add a unique lime flavour to the syrup. Great used with cocktails too!

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Lemon Chocolate Tart

This recipe from UK fairtrade chocolate pioneer Green & Black’s pairs lemon and chocolate with a chocolate pastry crust and a layer of chocolate (achieved by simply sprinkling some grated chocolate over the hot pastry shell) encasing a tangy creamy lemon filling.
It’s a decadent treat and goes beautifully with fresh summer berries and a dollop of cream.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Grilled Avocado Barley Bowl

This recipe is from Anna Jones’ A Modern Way to Cook.
This surprising summer salad is a great addition to a barbecue meal, elevating the avocado with a quick press to a searing grill which imparts a smoky flavour and warmth that seemingly boosts the avocado’s creamy texture.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Spiced tamarillos and mascarpone

Not long to go until the end of the tamarillo season for this year. Get yourself some and make this delicious recipe for dessert - DEVINE!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Kaffir lime and lemongrass chicken skewers

Friends of mine simply call Kaffir lime leaves deliciousness – fresh leaves give an unparalleled lift to curries and their secret ingredient status is well-deserved. Simply add a couple of torn leaves to the pan at the same time as your Thai curry paste and you will taste the difference.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Preserved lemons - how to make and use them

Preserved lemons were a mystery to me a few years ago, until I came across a recipe that called for them. I naively thought that a real lemon was a satisfactory substitute...boy was I wrong! A few weeks later, after a failed recipe and unable to find them at our local supermarket, I found a preserved lemon recipe online and made my own.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Juicy Facts About Lemons

We may be a little biased, but in terms of versatility and usefulness, lemons are hard to beat. Of all the fruit we sell at Twisted Citrus, lemons are the most requested year-round. Fortunately, lemons are generally available throughout the year but become scarce in late summer. You may find the price will rise around this time and notice imported fruit appearing in supermarkets.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Spicy Avocado Hummus Recipe

With the avocado season in full swing and quite a few mis-shapen seconds hanging out in our fruit bowl, we have experienced the occasional avocado glut. God forbid an avocado goes to waste! I actually get stressed looking at all those dark-green-going-black avos in the fridge! So what do I do with too many ripe avocados you ask?
There are many ways to improve the 'glut' situation...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Spring Tamarillo Salad Recipe

I think the best recipes - the real treasures - are the ones given to you by good friends.
A friend's recommendation has to be right up there with a Mum recommendation!
My friend Lisa (a kiwi living in Sydney) emailed me as soon as she found out we were selling tamarillos.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

On the cover of life & leisure behind the scences

If you had told me a few years ago our family was going to be on the cover of Life & Leisure magazine because we were selling citrus online, I would have said…go and get yourself another drink!
But in September last year, that’s exactly where we found ourselves.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lemon Chicken

Happy Friday everyone!
Meyer lemons are in season now so I thought a lemon based recipe was in order.
Today I'm sharing one of Sandy's Mum's recipes.
Aside from being delicious, it's simple and packed full of lemon and chicken goodness.
Just my kind of recipe :)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It started with an orange...

In 2003 Sandy & I (wool buyer and nurse) bought a lifestyle property on the Poverty Bay Flats just on the outskirts of Gisborne.

We knew our soil was made up of exceptionally fertile heavy silt loam. Soil renowned in our district for growing just about anything very well.
We had a bare paddock so decided to plant some orange tree's...unbeknown to us our unique citrus journey had begun!

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Our first order of mandarins, limes and lemons arrived in Arrowtown on Thursday, 2 days after dispatch and they are fantastic! Great condition and excellent flavour and juice! Will be back for more!
Phillipa Dobson-Brown - Arrowtown


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