Rediscovering the citron

July 19th, 2018

Three years ago our exotic grower, Anton Roux, planted two very rare trees in the Babylonstoren garden: Etrog citrons. A now lesser-known variety of citrus, the citron was once a kitchen staple with cultural and religious significance and medicinal properties.

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RECIPE: Citrus-roasted pork belly with quince & quince membrillo

July 17th, 2017

Use a ceramic oven baking tray and add thinly sliced citrus like lemon, orange and blood orange and place on the bottom of the baking tray. Squeeze the slices slightly to release some juice.

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How to prune your lemon tree

July 15th, 2016

In winter, citrus colours our garden with vibrant pops of yellow and orange. Recipes including these deliciously sour fruits spring to mind and fills our kitchen with ...

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Celebrating Citrus in May

May 12th, 2015

Lemons, limes, oranges, naartjies, grapefruits and kumquats are all ripening in the garden. On the farm we are picking the soft skinned easy-peeler naartjies – ...

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It’s a Blood Orange

August 2nd, 2013

Nothing beats the winter blues like the smell of fresh citrus. Blood oranges are full of antioxidants and high in flavour. Only when slicing through ...

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It’s Citrus Month

June 24th, 2013

Taking a walk through our garden this time of year, there is one thing that will capture the senses. It’s the smell of earth blended ...

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Citrus Blossom in the Air

October 15th, 2012

Weren’t those sunshiny days last week an absolute treat? We’re starting to think that we can really say that spring has finally arrived. But if ...

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The Science of Kumquat Jam

August 22nd, 2011

Whilst cooking jam with the delicious kumquats from our garden, I made an interesting find: Two equal sized batches of jam looked completely different in ...

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