I mentioned in my last post that our new home has a lovely bunch of fruit trees in the backyard. In reality, it's practically an orchard! Or at least it seems with just the two of us here. We have 2 avocado trees, 2 orange trees, 2 grapefruit trees, an overachieving lemon tree (think I'm kidding? see below), a nectarine tree, a tangerine tree, a plum tree and an apple tree.
Thus far, I've made many batches of lemonade, as well as a couple of batches of lemon bars and as many lemony dinners as I could come up with (like lemon shrimp, chicken piccata, lemon pepper fish). I am loving having such bounty in our backyard! But I got so focused on using all those lemons, that I didn't notice the explosion of ripe fruit occurring on the back of one of the orange trees. Those bright orange orbs had somehow managed to tuck themselves under the leaves, so it was only when I was doing some pruning that I noticed a bunch ready to go.
In addition to some amazing fresh-squeezed orange juice, I also made a batch of orange marmalade. I used Alton Brown's recipe and was happy with the results:
Got any ideas for using up some of my lemons and oranges? Please share!