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Sunday, December 9, 2012

The beginning of Christmas cooking


I love this holiday time...
for me it is Christmas, others Hanuka, others winter solstice and still more holidays around this time for different cultures than i could even hope to name.
I begin with candied citrus peekss and will use them in sweet and savory dishes.
Here you have Orange (clementines), lemon and lime!

Use a peeler and try to get as little of the with "rind" as possible (it is bitter, but a little bitter is okay many times).  Cut very thin in long strips.
Melt a half a cup of sugar with 2 tablespoons of water.
When is just comes to a boil add the slivers of peel and let cook 5 minutes - remove and drain.
Save the sugar for other uses because it has the citrus flavor in it.
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