so much vitamin c…



citrus season


This year our orange, grapefruit, and lemon trees gave off more fruit than we can even handle. They are reaching the point of being over-ripe so it’s been a mad dash of picking, squeezing, and pawning off on others before they go bad. It’s crazy because last year the trees were all duds- we didn’t get a single orange and only a few lemons and grapefruits- but that can happen on random years due to weather (or user error…).

I went through my Pinterest food board for some ideas and found this Lemon Tart with a Rosemary Crust from Happy Folks- so many delicious looking recipes on there, by the way. I’ve made it a couple of times and it’s a perfect blend of citrus and herby flavors, without being too sweet. I also made these Double Lemon Poppyseed Muffins from Cookie + Kate, which were super good and extra lemon-y.

I think some Classic Lemon Bars from Joy the Baker are in order, and I’d like to try this Grapefruit Yogurt Cake from Smitten Kitchen. Looks like I need to dedicate some more time to baking really soon, and some volunteers to help us eat all of these sweet treats!

Do you have any citrus suggestions I should try before the season is over?

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10 Responses to so much vitamin c…

  1. Carly says:

    Mmmm what a delicious problem to have. Those muffins look amazing…I love lemon loaves, you should make one of those!

  2. Kristian says:

    Good luck using them all and giving them away. What a bounty it sounds like you have.

  3. Very nice post. I certainly appreciate this site.
    Keep it up!

  4. Marlen says:

    How fun that you have these in your back yard! though it’s funny how now you have to make all these yummy baked goods just not to waste them- talk about motivation, haha. i’ve actually never tried any baked goods that used orange or grapefruit, so now i’m all kinds of intrigued

    xo marlen
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  5. i want to eat this so badly!!

  6. The same thing happened to us. Just had to spend a day outside picking the good ones and giving most of them away haha. There’s just too many!!

    I’ll have to make a lemon tart. Looks delicious :D

  7. Taylor says:

    I love everything lemon! These all look so delicious!

  8. Miki says:

    Yum! I could totally use a slice of that lemon tart and a muffin … or 2.

    Every now and then I get oranges and grapefruits from a co-worker who grows them and they’re the best fruit I’ve ever tasted.

  9. megan says:

    These photos are so beautiful, and the recipes sound amazing :9 thanks for sharing!

  10. oh man so much goodness!! looks like you made some amazing things. the tree in our backyard was so crazy last year we bought a juicer just for it and froze tons of juice. i kind of like your baking idea better, esp the pie.

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