Celebrating citrus

Some unique was to enjoy fresh, flavourful fruit!

While Mother Nature may be a practical joker by times, she did get one thing right. Having citrus fruits be in season in the south when it’s freezing and snowy in the north is a good thing. I’ve been gorging on oranges and grapefruit for weeks now, and putting fresh lemon and lime juice on just about everything. It’s not just for all the extra Vitamin C; I’m also craving the bright, fresh flavours of citrus. I was excited when asked to come up with a quartet of citrus-based treats for an episode of Shepherd’s Fashions Coffee Talk – below are the recipes I shared. You’ll find lots more citrus recipes if you use the search function on the Constantly Cooking website.

Quick pickled fennel with orange and star anise

Fennel is ideal for pickling and adds a bright pop of flavour to any plate.

Citrus salad with arugula and pomegranate

A mix of citrus fruits with arugula and pomegranate plus a light lemon vinaigrette makes for a delicious winter salad

Grapefruit shortbread bars

Bright, fresh grapefruit curd over a shortbread base

Candy-coated fresh fruit lollipops

candy-coated clementine segments are great fresh fruit lollipops

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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