It’s winter in Houston, but, unlike those in other parts of the country, you still have access to freshly grown local fruits. At this time of year, those fruits will be citrus. Citrus fruits require mild winters and long growing seasons to produce, but citrus trees are relatively easy to grow, according to local garden center Buchanan’s Native Plants. Just drive down any residential street around town, and you’re bound to see several backyard lemon, orange or grapefruit trees filled with colorful fruit.
Whether you harvest fruit from your own yard or purchase it in bulk at the supermarket where citrus prices are the lowest of the year, you will likely have an abundance of fruit. While all citrus fruits have long shelf lives, you will eventually want to use them. Luckily, there are many recipes to creatively use your citrus beyond juice and eating fresh. If you don’t feel like cooking or want to find alternative uses for citrus, Central Market offers some tips for household uses of citrus.
Do you have any citrus recipes you would like to share, or do you know of tricks to getting the most out of a citrus harvest? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Homemade Citrus Salt Recipe
Flavored salts are delicious and easy to make. Here, Kathy Casey shows us how to make a citrus salt that can rim a cocktail glass or season grilled fish and chicken.
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