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Old 02-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #11
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Sounds like that's what Charlie does. It's a bit too expensive around here to use it for marmalade but I do like bitter marmalade.
Thank you I'll try it as soon as I find some. Citrus fruit is cheap by us and as far as I can remember the fruit I saw that looked like citron was relatively inexpensive.
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Thank you I'll try it as soon as I find some. Citrus fruit is cheap by us and as far as I can remember the fruit I saw that looked like citron was relatively inexpensive.
The Indian grocer sounds like your best bet.
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Thank you :)
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #14
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Citron is dried peels of citrus fruit that you find in that dreaded holiday fruit cake. When dried and sweetened properly, they make good munchings. I love the smell of citron. But then what citrus fruit doesn't smell heavenly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #15
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Sounds like that's what Charlie does. It's a bit too expensive around here to use it for marmalade but I do like bitter marmalade.
It is indeed, and when done properly it is heavenly. Don't go to the "expensive" part, you have no idea what it takes to get a nice one here in MN. We are talking $$$
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #16
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DH's grandma used to candy citrus peel, grapefruit as I recall, boiling the peel in sugar syrup, drying, and boiling in syrup again, then drying again. It was delicious. Is this similar?
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DH's grandma used to candy citrus peel, grapefruit as I recall, boiling the peel in sugar syrup, drying, and boiling in syrup again, then drying again. It was delicious. Is this similar?
The process is about the same. The citron has a thicker skin and is generally more aromatic.
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Charlie, I know you cook only Kosher. And since the Islamic diet is very close to the Jewish one, do yo ever shop from one of their stores?
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Charlie, I know you cook only Kosher. And since the Islamic diet is very close to the Jewish one, do yo ever shop from one of their stores?
I'm sorry Addie, I have no idea where you got the idea that our diets are close. Not at all, the only similarity is that pork is prohibited in both. We/I cannot buy anything in one of their stores, unless it is kosher of course, so the answer is no.
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I'm sorry Addie, I have no idea where you got the idea that our diets are close. Not at all, the only similarity is that pork is prohibited in both. We/I cannot buy anything in one of their stores, unless it is kosher of course, so the answer is no.
Thank you Charlie. Another lesson learned. As I said before, I love learning about other religions. I am always searching for knowledge.
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Source for good citron Now that I have a nearly 2 year supply of citron halves, I can recommend Kalustyans as a source for unchopped citron. Many who do not like citron have not tasted 'good' citron. Used to buy it from a shop in Boston but they're out of business. 3 stars 1 reviews
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