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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mandarin & Roasted Vegetable Salad

This recipe is hearty enough to serve as a meal on its own or makes a great single accompaniment for a roasted or barbecued joint of meat.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Indian Lime (Or Lemon) Pickle

This recipe was shared on Radio New Zealand by Kirsten Day and is a low-oil lime pickle that can also be made with lemons. Heating the spices is a crucial step with fantastic aromatics. Best served with your favourite curry.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Whole Mandarin Cake

This has been adapted from a recipe by Sarah Johannsen. Using the whole mandarin is a little unusual but I find it adds a wonderful citrus flavour hit.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Persimmon Sorbet

This recipe is adapted from Annabel Langbein’s Creamy Persimmon Sorbet. The delicate flavour and scent of a ripe persimmon works well in a sorbet, particularly one with such fine ice crystals – the addition of egg white introduces maximum volume making the end result melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Feijoa Muffins

This quick and simple muffin recipe really does capture the full flavour of feijoas and is an excellent lunchbox filler. Just freeze them in a Ziploc bag and pop into lunchboxes each morning – they’ll be defrosted by lunchtime. As with all muffins, it is vital not to overmix the batter.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Feijoa Caipirinha

Feijoas come into season just as the autumn days arrive with their long shadows, saturated light and surprisingly hot days. This version of the Brazillian Caipirinha is deliciously refreshing on an autumn afternoon.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lime Melting Cookies

This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart’s “Lime Meltaways”. I think a “meltaway” must be an Americanism as I’ve never heard the term in New Zealand, but whatever you call them, these cookies are delicious and truly do melt in your mouth.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

If you're half excited and half terrified, it's going to be one of the best things you ever do.

I’m not sure who first said it, but this quote, that sits on an old scrap of paper pinned to our kitchen noticeboard, helped us when we set up Twisted Citrus and it’s also been a great mantra for our kids. They know it by heart!

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Passionfruit Posset

Fresh passionfruit is such a treat that the best recipes don’t involve too much cooking and make the delectable fruit the star of the show. This simple chilled cream dessert makes an elegant end to a meal.

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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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