Friday, December 10, 2010

Fruit Overload


Arizona is a great climate for citrus trees. So great, in fact, that people plant them in their yards for decoration. People like the former owners of my house.


There wouldn't be so much fruit, actually, if it weren't for the fact that it is sunny and 79 degrees Fahrenheit today, the tenth of December. DECEMBER, damnit. Maybe it's the midwesterner in me, but the very word "December" is entirely incompatible with sunny and 79.

Meanwhile, the citrus trees apparently opine: "Hey, still warm? Let's drop a second harvest. Whee!"

Which returns me to:

AAAAAAAAUGH what do I do with all of this?!

I know what to do with lemons. Actually, I love lemons. Lemon is my favorite flavor of most anything. Lemon bars, lemon spritz cookies, lemon ice cream... here is a fantastic recipe for lemonade, by the way. I can probably use up all the lemons on my own.

Oranges... well, orange-cranberry scones are a hit with my dad, and orange juice is always good.

...but what the hell do I do with five-dozen grapefruit? o_o


Shannon said...

Marmalade!! :)

Ku said...

O,O What a wonderful idea!

...but I've never made that before. ._. Is it easier (in terms of the type of equipment, special ingredients, technique and experience required) to make jam, jelly, or marmalade? o-o

Shannon said...

Jam and Marmalade is the easier because you don't need to squeeze the juice through a jelly bag ... Jam and Marmalade you just cook it all together in one big pot and *Voila* JAM! :) I bought a recipe book on canning a couple years ago as a canning Virgin ~lol~ and have made some pretty amazing Jams the past couple years ...
this is the book - I highly recommend it!