Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February Spice Rack Challenge Round Up:Citrus

Did the groundhog see his shadow this month?  Who knows, because we were freaking out about Snowmageddon.   The snow didn't stop the sun from shining on our spice rack challenge for this month: citrus.  Here is how it all went down:

arctic garden studio:
Nicole has gone wild with citrus this month....check out her lemon ginger madeleines, Meyer lemon and pistachio truffles, Meyer lemon muffins and her advice about what to do with preserved lemons, , how to make your own Grenadine and can your own Mandarin oranges
backyard farms:
More preserved lemon love with a Moroccan inspired chicken

dog hill kitchen:
Dairy Free Citrus Curd sounds fantastic on coconut bread

eating Floyd
Clementine dusted salmon - I can't wait to try to make my own "dust"

fruitcake or nuts
Shayne shakes up her polenta with orange zest - what a great idea!

grow and resist
I am calling this long titled recipe by it's acronym SRGPLP with CP - another extraordinary recipe featuring preserved lemons....or should I call them "PL"? 

intellectual relish
Speaking of preserved lemons, Dean shows us how to make 'em happen here

jonski blogski
Tricia feasts on machbous ala dajaj, using lemon peel instead of the traditional dried limes

just another day on the farm
Citrus dressing on a cabbage salad with citrus vinegar. YUM!

la germaine organisee
Orange cookies plus a bonus citrus - pink grapefruit and shrimp salad

a million grandmas
Mary brings on the vivid Meyer lemon and blood orange marmalade

Orange French toast will cure what ails you on a winter morn

nerd meets kitchen
Cheryl's serving up a double citrus special - black bean and corn salad with Mexican lime vinaigrette and citrus-herb glazed chicken

notes from a country girl living in the city
Oh my darling, Clementine teriyaki sounds like a great way to enjoy the season's finest

oh, briggsy
Our featured spice was inspired by Briggsy...check out the Persian style rice pilaf with veggies and dried lime

prospect:the pantry
Orange parsnip soup with orange marmalade - what a great way to use a favorite root vegetable of mine

round here at Chez hates
Pork and shrimp meatballs, featuring lemon zest....maybe a dipping sauce with orange marmalade and soy would be a great addition?

snowflake kitchen
There's a whole GROVE of lemon recipes in this post.  Check it out and pucker up!

tales of the house on the corner
Lamb and tomato pizza featuring preserved lemons and a little bit more rosemary

thinking out loud
Citrus salad that includes another cold weather treat - fennel. Intriguing taste combination!

Check back here Friday to find out what the March featured herb or spice will be....nominate your ideas for the next feature by leaving a comment here.  Thanks for playing!


Daisy Driver said...

I don't see mine, did I miss the deadline or something? or am I just overlooking it?

Mom said...

Sorry Miss bad....I fixed it now. RGeat looking recipe!

farmgal said...

I don't see mine either.. here is the link to the recipes, I emailed you the link earlier but guess it didn't come though for some reason.

Everything looks so good and so many wonderful idea's.

Prospect the Pantry said...

I don't see mine earlier and re-emailed it to you again this morning. Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to March.

Kelsey said...

Thanks, I can be such a rule breaker I thought maybe I had! Great round up, I've already found a few I want to try!

mom said...

Sorry for the posts I missed this month....I had issues with my reader!

hippieingeeksclothing said...

Salt pork! My charcutepalooza bacon is inedible as a foodstuff but makes a lovely seasoning. :)

Vivienne said...

Thanks for all this and for the preserved lemons hint. After thinking about these for years I finally made some with Meyer lemons today, based on the recipe from Well Preserved (the Eugenia Bone book) - she recommends Meyer lemons and also has a 3-citrus marmalade using Meyer lemons, blood oranges and grapefruit that I am trying tomorrow.

This was a great year for citrus.

Tricia said...

so many great looking recipes, so little time... and now on to cardamom! :^)

Shayne said...

ok I think I have now visited everyone that participated and left a comment. that is one of the things I like about a challenge that is a little smaller, you can visit all of them

Rena at Locavorious said...

Seems like we are still getting great citrus now (in March) too. Recipes sound lovely everyone! Here's mine....late as always, but seriously worth it. Rhubarb-orange merigue pie.