I went to Spinney’s today, and as soon as I went through the door, I noticed clementines still in bunches on twigs, with the leaves and all. I could not help myself, I had to grab them and smell them…!
Here is the thing with me and citrus fruits: My family have been in the citrus farming Business for over 70 years, when my granddad started the first citrus Farm in Jordan in the late 1930’s. So growing up, we were used to spending a lot of time at the farm. Being in a farm, surrounded with citrus trees you are blessed with the option of picking the fruit right from the tree and tasting an unmatched flavour of these freshly picked fruits. Wherever you go there, you can smell the oranges, lemons, clementines… the air you breath is full of a natural citrus burst, it makes you feel so alive and energetic. Not to miss on when the Orange blossoms bloom, the sweetness in the air, and the aromas of these flowers… Incredible really!
Amazing how we don’t realise how much we miss something, until we are away, and walking into a supermarket… there they were… I had to pick them up and smell them! Takes me right back! This is the thing about food, we eat with all our 5 senses. Food scents create memories, and when least expecting it, we find ourselves swept back in time, just like we’re there, as if we never left! That is also how food is nutritious both physically and spiritually.
I obviously bought the clementines and decided to do a Clementine Chiffon Cake. A very light textured cake and to draw more on the Clementine flavour I glazed it with Clementine Glaze. An amazing afternoon tea treat that screams “Citrus Burst”! So wintery, so fragrant and so love it 🙂
Here is the recipe for you to try….