Friday, January 28, 2011

Spice Rack Challenge February: Citrus

When ohbriggsy suggested citrus, I thought, why not?  Tis the season for fresh....


Dried citrus rinds and preserved citrus have long been used as spices.  Shoot, I am currently drinking a vodka and tonic with a twist of lime! I have some dried orange rind and lemon rind in my larder....what kind of citrus do you have lurking about?  Dried or fresh rinds, or preserved works for this month's challenge.  I want to hear about your latest creation.    Post your recipe featuring citrus starting Feb. 12...deadline is February 18.   I will post a round up of your work here on February 23.   Can't wait to see what you come up with.....for a complete list of who is participating in the Spice Rack Challenge and what it entails....click on the tab above.  

11 comments:

Nicole said...

This is awesome, because there were these citrus and rosemary cookies I wanted to make last time, but just didn't have the time. Now I can!

Daisy Driver said...

Ok, my first comment was "citris? a spice" then I read the next sentence. Ok, I get it. Do you think candied peels would count or is that too much? We love them!

meg said...

Yay! Citrus! Should be good!

Angela said...

I think January and February should get married and make lots of delicious little gourmet babies. Can't wait to see what everybody cooks up!

Kate said...

Wish I was drinking a vodka tonic with a twist right now...!

Dean said...

Did someone say vodka tonic? 'cuz that's all I heard. ;-)

I have a couple different types of dried citrus zest that have been languishing on my spice shelf. I guess I can no longer procrastinate about finding something to do with them.

Sun Runner said...

Well, shoot, the last post I made before my months-long hiatus was homemade limoncello...talk about ideal. However, I already know exactly what I'm going to make, and it's not more limoncello. :)

Tricia said...

This is not citrus as a spice / seasoning, but one of my favorite January pick-me-ups is to make a citrus fruit salad: grapefruit, oranges, clementines - or whatever is on hand - and (new this year!) pomengranate seeds.

Sounds like a really mild pick-me-up in comparison to the vodka tonic, though...

briggsy said...

Thanks for picking my suggestion! I suggested it so that maybe people could discover the magic of dried limes, which are a staple of Iranian/Persian food. Check 'em out! These puppies aren't pretty to look at, but they really pack a delicious wallop of citrus and fermented tang. I'm hoping to engage in a Persian cook-fest this weekend, and share the results in my next Spice Rack Challenge post! Good luck everyone!

Nicole said...

I can't seem to get the link to work this month. Here is my post:
http://arcticgardenstudio.blogspot.com/2011/02/meyer-lemon-and-pistachio-truffles

Tricia said...

For some reason I had the 21st in my head as the deadline, so here is my post:

http://jonskifarms.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/february-spice-rack-challenge-citrus/