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Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:22 am
by Holly
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Holly wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:I use the zest for my lemon drizzle cake. De luscious!
Obvs not with waxed lemons.

Nice pics Canary, I want that drink.



I have my own lemon tree

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Cool. I had a little one from IKEA, in a pot but it only lasted that year.
Wish I had a lemon and orange tree but we don't have the climate like you NZers.


Yes, I guess we are lucky... I have a huge lemon tree, don't know what to do with all those lemons, I keep telling the neighbours they can take as many as they want, as long as they leave me at least 10 on the tree...I also have a big grapefruit tree, can't give them away, no one likes them, including me. The tree was here when we bought the house, so we left it....it's quite decorative looking.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:27 am
by Lady Murasaki
Grapefruit are supposed to be super healthy but I just can't take the bitter taste, I imagine most people can't so that's an unfortunate tree to be stuck with.
I have family out there and they, like you Holly, have inherited fruit trees and bushes which leaves them with lots of fruit they can't give away either.
You have strict laws about plants brought into the country don't you?

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:49 am
by Holly
Lady Murasaki wrote:Grapefruit are supposed to be super healthy but I just can't take the bitter taste, I imagine most people can't so that's an unfortunate tree to be stuck with.
I have family out there and they, like you Holly, have inherited fruit trees and bushes which leaves them with lots of fruit they can't give away either.
You have strict laws about plants brought into the country don't you?



Oh yes, no plants allowed at all...and especially no fruit trees. NZ doesn't have fruit flies, so of course they wouldn't allow anything in.

When I was still living at home ( Austria ) I remember that cherries, plums and apples often had those little white worms, which are the larvae of the fruit fly. Here in NZ, no worms in the fruit.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:05 am
by Lady Murasaki
Holly wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:Grapefruit are supposed to be super healthy but I just can't take the bitter taste, I imagine most people can't so that's an unfortunate tree to be stuck with.
I have family out there and they, like you Holly, have inherited fruit trees and bushes which leaves them with lots of fruit they can't give away either.
You have strict laws about plants brought into the country don't you?



Oh yes, no plants allowed at all...and especially no fruit trees. NZ doesn't have fruit flies, so of course they wouldn't allow anything in.

When I was still living at home ( Austria ) I remember that cherries, plums and apples often had those little white worms, which are the larvae of the fruit fly. Here in NZ, no worms in the fruit.


Isn't it to control the vegetative growth? With it being a small land mass?
Also, pets coming in are strictly controlled, or maybe that's Australia.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:07 am
by Rolluplostinspace
Slice grapefruit in two.
Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Grill.
Not so bitter now and in fact delicious.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:10 am
by Lady Murasaki
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Slice grapefruit in two.
Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Grill.
Not so bitter now and in fact delicious.


Grapefruit brulea?
Once the sugar layer's gone you're still stuck with the grapefruit underneath. :mrgreen:

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:11 am
by Rolluplostinspace
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Slice grapefruit in two.
Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Grill.
Not so bitter now and in fact delicious.


Grapefruit brulea?
Once the sugar layer's gone you're still stuck with the grapefruit underneath. :mrgreen:

The sugar melts into the fruit.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:22 am
by Lady Murasaki
Rolluplostinspace wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Slice grapefruit in two.
Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Grill.
Not so bitter now and in fact delicious.


Grapefruit brulea?
Once the sugar layer's gone you're still stuck with the grapefruit underneath. :mrgreen:

The sugar melts into the fruit.


Not a brûlée then? The sugar solidifies on top of the dessert.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:27 am
by Rolluplostinspace
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:Slice grapefruit in two.
Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Grill.
Not so bitter now and in fact delicious.


Grapefruit brulea?
Once the sugar layer's gone you're still stuck with the grapefruit underneath. :mrgreen:

The sugar melts into the fruit.


Not a brûlée then? The sugar solidifies on top of the dessert.

Grill slowly.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:28 am
by Rolluplostinspace
I've just been informed that to get the sugar into the fruit you put a very thin layer of it on then grill it.
Reapt as many times as takes your fancy.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:31 am
by Holly
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Holly wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:Grapefruit are supposed to be super healthy but I just can't take the bitter taste, I imagine most people can't so that's an unfortunate tree to be stuck with.
I have family out there and they, like you Holly, have inherited fruit trees and bushes which leaves them with lots of fruit they can't give away either.
You have strict laws about plants brought into the country don't you?



Oh yes, no plants allowed at all...and especially no fruit trees. NZ doesn't have fruit flies, so of course they wouldn't allow anything in.

When I was still living at home ( Austria ) I remember that cherries, plums and apples often had those little white worms, which are the larvae of the fruit fly. Here in NZ, no worms in the fruit.


Isn't it to control the vegetative growth? With it being a small land mass?
Also, pets coming in are strictly controlled, or maybe that's Australia.


Yes of course, that too...but just bringing an apple off the plane from Aussie into NZ will cop you a $200 fine. That's how strict they are.

As for pets, well... I had to leave my dog behind when I moved to NZ, I wanted to bring her but it would have meant 6 month in quarantine on some godforsaken island. I didn't want to do that to her, so I left her with my Mum whom she loved to bits anyway, and Mum was over the moon too.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:32 am
by Lady Murasaki
It sounds like a faff if you have to keep adding sugar and grilling it, rollup.
But I may try it.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:35 am
by Lady Murasaki
Holly wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Holly wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:Grapefruit are supposed to be super healthy but I just can't take the bitter taste, I imagine most people can't so that's an unfortunate tree to be stuck with.
I have family out there and they, like you Holly, have inherited fruit trees and bushes which leaves them with lots of fruit they can't give away either.
You have strict laws about plants brought into the country don't you?



Oh yes, no plants allowed at all...and especially no fruit trees. NZ doesn't have fruit flies, so of course they wouldn't allow anything in.

When I was still living at home ( Austria ) I remember that cherries, plums and apples often had those little white worms, which are the larvae of the fruit fly. Here in NZ, no worms in the fruit.


Isn't it to control the vegetative growth? With it being a small land mass?
Also, pets coming in are strictly controlled, or maybe that's Australia.


Yes of course, that too...but just bringing an apple off the plane from Aussie into NZ will cop you a $200 fine. That's how strict they are.

As for pets, well... I had to leave my dog behind when I moved to NZ, I wanted to bring her but it would have meant 6 month in quarantine on some godforsaken island. I didn't want to do that to her, so I left her with my Mum whom she loved to bits anyway, and Mum was over the moon too.


Yes I heard that anything that has seeds is a big no-no.
$200 fine for an apple, wow, you'd never make that mistake twice!

Night. :Hiya:

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:35 am
by Holly
Rolluplostinspace wrote:I've just been informed that to get the sugar into the fruit you put a very thin layer of it on then grill it.
Reapt as many times as takes your fancy.



Might give it a try Rolly, nothing to lose, I let you know how it goes.

Re: What Are You Drinking Right Now?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:36 am
by Holly
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Holly wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Holly wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:Grapefruit are supposed to be super healthy but I just can't take the bitter taste, I imagine most people can't so that's an unfortunate tree to be stuck with.
I have family out there and they, like you Holly, have inherited fruit trees and bushes which leaves them with lots of fruit they can't give away either.
You have strict laws about plants brought into the country don't you?



Oh yes, no plants allowed at all...and especially no fruit trees. NZ doesn't have fruit flies, so of course they wouldn't allow anything in.

When I was still living at home ( Austria ) I remember that cherries, plums and apples often had those little white worms, which are the larvae of the fruit fly. Here in NZ, no worms in the fruit.


Isn't it to control the vegetative growth? With it being a small land mass?
Also, pets coming in are strictly controlled, or maybe that's Australia.


Yes of course, that too...but just bringing an apple off the plane from Aussie into NZ will cop you a $200 fine. That's how strict they are.

As for pets, well... I had to leave my dog behind when I moved to NZ, I wanted to bring her but it would have meant 6 month in quarantine on some godforsaken island. I didn't want to do that to her, so I left her with my Mum whom she loved to bits anyway, and Mum was over the moon too.


Yes I heard that anything that has seeds is a big no-no.
$200 fine for an apple, wow, you'd never make that mistake twice!

Night. :Hiya:


That's for sure.

Nite LM :Hiya: