James Carrier

Mix and match citrus fruits for bright flavors in the dark of winter

KATE WASHINGTON  – October 13, 2004

Recipes

 

Citrus fruits, miraculously, peak just when almost everything else is decidedly out of season, bringing sweetness and light to a month that could use a little brightening up. The variety of citrus now widely available – from tiny kumquats to pummeloes as big as a person’s head, and garnet-colored blood oranges to topazlike Ruby grapefruit ― can add zest to any course.

 

Peel deal

When using citrus fruit, you often have a pile of peels left over; use them in simple candied peel. Use candied peel to enhance baked goods, or dip some in chocolate and serve with coffee.