The previous owners had planted a mandarin, an orange and a lime about 10 years ago and had had their chicken run built around them. Well at ten years old and well fertilised these trees were going gang busters.
Our current neighbours wanted to lift the canopy of each of the trees and were happy for us to come and pick all the fruit off the pruning instead of it going to waste.
So what should I do with 22 kgs of Limes?
I will be making some lime cordial, some Indian lime pickle and some sweet treats.... lime meringue pie, citrus tart, lime spice syrup cake this list goes on.
But if you have any ideas/recipes please let me know.
|Yes that is a laundry basket overflowing with limes.|
There is also 5kg of mandarins and 11 kg of oranges but these will be a little easier to manage.
I have promised my neighbour some home made goodies in payment for all the fruit and he is happy with that but I am pretty sure I got the better end of the deal.