citrus

Candied orange peel

June

The Slowpoke: CANDIED ORANGE PEEL / Photo by Jess Kneebone With citrus season upon us, turn your leftover rind into sweet morsels with a simple candied peel recipe. Citrus rind is packed full of flavour, and often used in both savoury and sweet dishes. However the juice of the fruit often trumps the zesty nature of the peel, and you’ll see the rind go to waste.
Candied orange peel
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CLEANING WITH LEMONS

September

theslowpoke_cleaningwithlemons1 We’re a funny bunch, us humans. We try – well, most of the time – to keep our homes healthy and clean, but in doing so often bring in a whole load of unhealthy chemicals to do it. Nature has blessed us with many natural cleaners which make it possible to drop the chemicals in our homes. One of these is the good old lemon. A natural disinfectant, lemons are high in citric acid, are antibacterial and have a
CLEANING WITH LEMONS
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BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE

September

theslowpoke_thejambanditsbloodorangemarmalade1 Blood oranges are here for a short time, but a good time. This time of year sees the vibrant fleshed citrus plentiful for a brief moment, and a simple marmalade recipe is a great way to make use of them! We caught up with Alex, director of Sydney-based The Jam Bandits, and maker of many preserves – he pulled together this perfectly simple recipe for us. If you want to fancy it up, Alex suggests you try adding 50ml
BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE
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PRESERVED LEMONS

July

theslowpoke_preservedlemons6 Nobody touts the beauty that a jar of preserved lemons holds quite like chef, baker and owner of new provider The Floury Baker, Anna Simamora. “A preserved lemon is like a well cellared red wine – it develops with time and love. They are gorgeous – jammy, zingy and salty that bring much joy to a dish. Introducing another element in itself.” To celebrate the lovely simplicity of this preserve – at a time when there’s a glorious
PRESERVED LEMONS
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