Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mandarin or clementine

About 10 years ago I planted a litte mandarine tree in the garden. I was warned that it might take a long time before it would bear any fruit and maybe it wouldn't even bear fruit at all. I didn't really mind because it is still a pretty little tree. Last year, for the first time, the little tree finally gave us 5  whole mandarines (!), they were the best I ever tried. And this winter it is full of the juicest, tastiest mandarines. Every day I pick a couple from the tree and enjoy them straight away.

The donkey on her beautiful blog today suggested a clementine curd. Hm, I am not sure now what is the difference between mandarins and clementines. I made it anyway with my little tree's mandarines. And here is what it looks like:

It looks a bit like a vanilla pudding but it tastes fruity, creamy and tomorrow it is going to be the perfect filling for this tart.
Thank you, Donkey, for the inspiration.


ariadne said...

Mmmmm.....When did you say you are coming to Salonica next?AriadnefromGreece!

donkey and the carrot said...

Εγώ σε ευχαριστώ!!! Πολύ χαίρομαι που αξιοποίησες τα μανταρινάκια σου!!! Φιλιά πολλά, καλημέρα!!!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Looks delicious! Enjoy. :)