Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rare Citrus Varieties in November!

See our October 22, 2011 Newsletter for the info on the rare citrus varieties we'll be shipping in November! Delicious, heirloom varieties not available anywhere else. Friends and family will love them, and don't forget to treat yourself! Check it out here....

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fun Facts on Marmalade

  • Marmalade was invented in the late 18th century in Dundee Scotland
  • A man by the name of James Kellier came upon a large shipment of oranges being sold cheaply
  • He bought all of them only later to find out they were too bitter and hard to sell
  • His kind wife decided to try making jam with the oranges and thus invented Marmalade named after the portuguese name for quince paste .
  • Even today you can buy James Kellier and Son Dundee Marmalade. 
  • Marmalade is enjoyed on breakfast tables around the globe with family recipes and many manufacturers 
  • The Orange shop sells many varieties of marmalade for you to enjoy such as temple orange, orange, pineapple and cherry, honeybell and grapefruit. 
  • What will your favorite be?


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Citrus Infused Ice cream

This wonderful citrus infused ice cream comes from the Florida based food blog Moveable Feasts ... feasts for the palate eye and the mind

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Finely grated rind of 2 or 3 oranges
  • Finely gated rind of 1 or 2 lemons
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed and sieved orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed and sieved lemon juice


  1. Place the milk in the top of a double boiler over hot water on medium heat. Add the grated rinds and let cook uncovered until small bubbles appear around the edge.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the yolks lightly with a whisk just to mix. Stirring constantly, temper the eggs with half the hot milk mixture. Then add everything back to the top of the double boiler. Add the sugar, syrup and salt.
  3. Stir until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon...about 180° on a candy thermometer
  4. Strain the mixture. This is very important because the rinds will stick to the paddles on your ice cream machine.
  5. Set aside to cool. Add the cream and both juices. Chill in the fridge until very cold and then freeze in your churn, according to directions.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Moroccan Lamb Stew

This Moroccan inspired stew flavored with a fun range of spices and grapefruit rind comes from Chow and Chatter

  • 3 lamb chopped chopped up
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • about 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro 
  • a little grated grapefruit rind
  • 5-6 chopped dried apricots
  • one chopped of diced plum tomatoes
  • one can of chick peas
  • one teaspoon ginger/garlic paste
  • one pack of cous cous with frozen vegetables added
  • 4 chopped shallots
  • one stick of cinnamon


  1. mix the spices together 
  2. then add to lamb as a rub
  3. heat some olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan and saute the shallots for 3 minutes
  4. add the lamb and brown add water as needed to stop it sticking
  5. then add cilantro, ginger/garlic paste and grapefruit rind and cinnamon
  6. add can of tomatoes and chick peas and about 1/2 - 1 cup of water  
  7. simmer for 45 min to one hour
  8. serve with cous cous 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Orange Sugar Cookies

This simple and wonderfully citrus infused cookie recipe comes from Chow and Chatter.

  • 3 1/2 oz of butter softened
  • 3 oz of sugar 
  • one egg separated
  • 7 oz of plain flour
  • rind of one orange
  • 2-3 tablespoon of orange juice
  • about 1/2 a cup of icing sugar and a little water to mix to a paste
  • sprinkles to decorate 


  1. cream the butter and sugar and slowly add egg yolk
  2. add the flour, orange rind and orange juice forming a soft dough
  3. roll out the mixture  and cut about 15 small rounds with a cookie cutter I used a cup :-)
  4. place on baking paper, prick with a fork 
  5. paste a little whisked egg white onto the cookies and sugar 
  6. bake at 400 for 12- 15 minutes

when cool drizzle with icing and add sprinkles 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Grapefruit as an Aid for Weight Loss

A recent study published in the Nutrition and Metabolism Journal and conducted at Vanderbilt University found that people who consumed 1/2 a grapefruit or 1/2 a glass of grapefruit juice or water while on a low calorie diet lost weight.  Also lowering weight circumference and BMI (Body Mass Index).
While the water and grapefruit juice drinking group both lost weight the grapefruit consuming group also had other positive health benefits, increasing HDL (good cholesterol), decreasing appetite and increasing vitamin C and fiber intake.



Friday, April 22, 2011

Mango, Orange and Ginger Smoothie

This wonderful smoothie recipe comes from Zesty South Indian kitchen, a food blog filled with wonderful Indian recipes and cultural information.

  • Mango: 1 (chopped it will yield 1 cup)
  • Pineapple: 1 cup chopped 
  • Orange: 1 
  • Ice: ½ cup
  • Water: 3/4 cup
  • Candied ginger: 2 pieces


  1. Combine orange juice, chopped pineapple, mango, ice and water and candied ginger in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. 
  2. Serve immediately.