Tag Archives: citrus

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 … Continue reading

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Grapefruit shortbread bars

Grapefruit and vanilla a winning combination! Why does lemon curd get all the attention? Sure, it’s brightly coloured, tangy and delicious, but other citrus fruits make great curd too. I love these little orange tarts but these grapefruit shortbread bars … Continue reading

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Orange tarts with shortbread crust

Sweet citrus shines in these colourful treats! I am an unabashed lover of all things lemon, to the point where other citrus fruits sometimes get a little neglected in my kitchen. I decided to remedy that by coming up with … Continue reading

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Sparkling ginger-mint lemonade

Enjoy as a mocktail or in a spiced-up gin & tonic! At this time of year, I often find myself craving all things citrus. Lemon is a particular favourite of mine – I love its bright, fresh, tanginess which adds … Continue reading

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Dreams of Summer Gin Smash

A flavourful, refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) I find there’s no better way to chase away the midwinter blues than by cranking up the heat just a little, putting on some summery tunes and whipping up a delicious cocktail that just … Continue reading

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Spruce up your Cider to make a uniquely refreshing summer drink!

Are you a fan of hard cider? I’ve tried many different varieties, including some excellent ones produced in my home province of Ontario.  I got to thinking about making cocktails with cider, and fortunately there was a great, natural ingredient … Continue reading

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Sunshine cocktail with grapefruit, vanilla and vodka

Go ahead – feel virtuous about having a cocktail. After all, when it’s packed with Vitamin C thanks to freshly squeezed grapefruit and lemon, it’s got to be good for you, right? I really enjoy grapefruit in the dead of … Continue reading

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