Australian fruit

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

Re: Australian fruit

Postby Andie123 » 18 Jun 2013, 10:44

Thanks so much everyone!

I think citrus fruits are a bit too acidic for him whereas I love mandarins etc. Kiwi fruit makes my mouth itch so I'm not giving him that yet.

I went through a phase of giving him stewed apple when raw was too hard... I can't actually remember if he liked it! I'll give that another go. I bought some tinned apricots today, Z seemed quite keen, I thought the tin would last a few days until OH came home and polished off the lot!

I buy in the supermarket and/or the local fruit shop and only buy Australian and in season. I feel reassured that most people feel 'more restricted' in the winter and that that's ok. :D
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby jvnt » 18 Jun 2013, 11:22

Ooh, I've never heard of a lemonade fruit, I hope they taste as good as they sound.
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby meerkatsmum » 18 Jun 2013, 12:07

Lemon cake, camper!
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby camper » 18 Jun 2013, 20:44

I've made orange polenta cake, and lemon, lime and berry polenta cake (O.M.G!) - it's just that I don't think making that much cake is a very good idea - we keep eating it! Although I was thinking of making a cumquat and rosemary cake to use the cumquats :wink:
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby Riotproof » 18 Jun 2013, 22:39

jvnt wrote:Ooh, I've never heard of a lemonade fruit, I hope they taste as good as they sound.

They are so good, but not available to buy really.

Camper, I am so jealous of your haul. You can freeze them whole if you only want them for juice, but if you want zest too, i think you'd be better of actually processing first. You could also try making curd. Or a lemonade marmalade?

Andie, even the different varieties of apples and pears, add variety, iykwim?
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby GHJingle » 27 Jun 2013, 08:31

we have the same problem too, here it's bananas, apple, pears, and oranges and the occasional kiwi.
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby meerkatsmum » 27 Jun 2013, 12:36

Quinces? My my makes them. I don't like the and I can't imagine kids really liking them. Rhubarb?
Grapes are cheapish but not great.
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby camper » 27 Jun 2013, 21:55

Help! I've got three carrier bags full of citrus! My neighbour has taken to dropping them on the doorstep for us. Sorry for the thread hi-jack but this is getting crazy!
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby SpanishMonkeyMum » 01 Jul 2013, 07:36

citrus vodka, preserved lemons, ditto the lemon curd someone else mentioned (homemade is SUBLIME!), squeeze the juice and freeze in ice cube bags.
Juice and zest in a BIG plastic food bag with rosemary and garlic and lamb (orange, lemon, lime, makes no difference) for about 2 - 8 hours then cook as appropriate for cut (yummy with a whole leg!)
Mojitos, margaritas and caiparinhas (sp?)
Live in Spain and we have the same problem, had a patient turn up with 4kgs as a "little pressie" LOL
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby embee » 03 Jul 2013, 16:01

cooked apples? my kids love apples cooked with a wee bit of cinnamon! Just choose a more solid apple so it doesn't go to mush when cooked. (or use soft ones and make applesauce!)
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby meerkatsmum » 03 Jul 2013, 22:43

Uh don't talk to me about apples. Where are all the new season ones? All the supermarkets have is old brown ones. I just want a yummy crisp apple!
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby elaruu » 04 Jul 2013, 08:05

Really? We've had great apples lately mkm. For a while our fruit shop had massive ones called Green Star, which I'd never heard of. They were cheap and so crisp and yummy. Great with cheese! Lately I've been buying delicious Jazz ones - but just for me :oops: . They're pretty expensive and the kids are too wasteful with apples. The ones I get for them are good too though. Mandarins have been pretty nice too.
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby meerkatsmum » 04 Jul 2013, 09:09

We had sundowners a few weeks ago and they were small and beautiful! Then they disappeared! I'll have to buy a couple of Jazz next time I'm at the supermarket to try them out!
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Re: Australian fruit

Postby camper » 04 Jul 2013, 09:14

We're getting apples in our veg box at the moment so apple season is obviously under way in these parts. The varieties on offer have included fuji, hi earlies, ordinary delicious, granny smiths and pink ladies. I do love a good pink lady :D
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