Citrus season is upon us. From now until April, lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines will ripen in orchards around the world. Many months ago, this fruit started out as a fragrant white blossom, which produced the nectar that bees turned into honey. Our citrus honey comes to you from lemon and grapefruit trees growing outside of Zafferana Etna, a little town on the island of Sicily in Italy.
Citrus juice (especially from lemons) is often used in cooking to brighten flavors. Citrus honey has the same effect. Here are 3 tasty recipes that use citrus honey:
- Honey Citrus Glazed Carrots from the National Board calls for 1/4 cup of honey. Use citrus honey for even more zesty flavor.
- Honey Citrus Syrup call for equal parts of orange juice and lemon juice and 1/c cup of honey. Use this syrup for a dessert topping or over fresh fruit.
- Citrus and Honey Roasted Beets is a wonderful recipe from Eat Your Beets.