Category Archives: citrus

Blood Orange and Vanilla Bean Soda

Think of it as sophisticated orange cream soda. The vivid sunset of blood orange juice paired with the intoxicating aroma of vanilla beans in a simple syrup that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Add it to seltzer for soda, or bubbly for a showstopping champagne cocktail. Blood oranges are in season for a [...]

Blood Orange Caramel

Homemade caramel sauce is brightened with blood orange juice and a hint of vanilla. This makes a coveted gift, a sweet drizzle on ice cream, or a chewy layer in a sandwich cookie. It’s reminiscent of a Creamsicle. Caramel is easy, but working with scalding hot sugar that could burn in the blink of an [...]

Honey Meyer Lemon Curd

So I realize this photo makes my dish look a little like a sunny-side up egg. It is not. It is a dollop of golden honeyed lemon curd. I came across Meyer lemons at the store (thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange), which are super-seasonal around here. Last year [...]

Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies

When I find something ultra-seasonal and ephemeral at the market, I am very excited. Now I realize that an item’s rarity is defined by your geography, so some of you may be swimming in Meyer lemons, but in Wisconsin they are here for a brief time. Meyer lemons are a small golden yellow citrus, thought [...]