[Sca-cooks] Oranges and grapefruits and lemons, o my! was Salty carrots

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sat Mar 29 08:14:15 PDT 2008

I'm sure it's a difference in what is shipped-I didn't even know key limes 
were shipped out of Florida; they are not that common even in the stores 
here and the particular large ones I am thinking of were on a tree in a 
friend's yard. You might could get the key lime juice in bottles; this would 
probably suffice for a pie.
Here's the grower my folks in West Palm Beach use to ship citrus to out of 
state relatives:
We get a box from them at Christmas now too as we are now in North Florida, 
where home grown citrus is not as common. They just do oranges, tangerines, 
and grapefruit, it seems, but they are very tasty. It's a bit late in the 
year now for them, but maybe next year.
It would be lovely to find a mail order source for Meyer lemons, as I've 
never seen them in the stores here-but shipping citrus can get a little 
squirrely. Hope this helps!

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "S CLEMENGER" <sclemenger at msn.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Salty carrots-from Isabella (lemons)

> I've always wanted to try the salt preservation, just for fun (and for a 
> few recipes, lol!), but citrus fruit up here is so damned expensive that 
> I'd have to hit a great, and unusual, sale for it to be feasible.  I've 
> got a really dim memory, though, of maybe some of our CA listies giving it 
> a try....
> Fruit size differences--that's really interesting.  Maybe a difference in 
> locally grown varieties vs. what is shipped? The only key limes I've ever 
> seen are like slightly over-sized golf balls.  It must be wonderful to 
> live in an area where you've got fresh fruit like that! I still remember 
> the near bliss of eating a grapefruit picked right from my Grandma's 
> tree.....<swoons>
> --Maire
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps<mailto:dephelps at embarqmail.com>
>  To: Cooks within the SCA<mailto:sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
>  Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:53 AM
>  Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Salty carrots-from Isabella (lemons)
>  No, they key limes I saw where I grew up were large, but there's no 
> reason
>  they couldn't vary in size,  I suppose. I've never been fortunate enough 
> to
>  see Meyer lemons yet. Has anyone tried that Moroccan method of preserving
>  lemons in salt? How does that come out? It looks interesting, but we 
> haven't
>  tried it yet.
>  Isabella
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