Hello winter, and hello citrus! It seems everywhere I look there are glorious citrus recipes of all kinds. From buddah’s hand to tangelo, everything is bright and sunny in the darkest part of our year here in Oregon.

Lately I can’t get enough lemon turmeric tea and I’m still munching on a stray candied orange peel or two (yes, they keep for a long time!)

Here’s a little round up of my top ten favorite citrus recipes!

Lemon Pound Cake

Great to make for a friend in need of a lift.

mini lemon pound cakes apartment baker (53 of 57)

Lemon Ginger Marmalade with Mint

Perfect on biscuits or as a sauce for chicken or lamb.

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Grapefruit and White Wine Spritzer

A fan fav from 2015, and a refreshing drink anytime of year.

grapefruit wine spritzer

Nigella’s Seville Orange Ice Cream 

Scoop up some Seville oranges now! They disappear fast. This ice cream is also special because no ice cream maker is required! Thanks Nigella, it’s brilliant!

seville orange ice cream

Mom’s Lemon Bars

Is there anything better? I love (real) lemon bars.

lemon bars

Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon (Martha Stewart)

A simple and healthy breakfast on a grey winter morning.


Citrus + Beet Salad 

The dressing is so cheery, you’ll forget you are eating a salad. A mix of golden and red beets keeps this salad interesting and a little more mild on the beet flavor.

roasted beet salad

Greek Yogurt and Lemon Cookies

Some of the best sugar cookies ever! Greek yogurt (or sour cream) gives a little tang and makes for a tender cookie.

lemon yogurt sugar cookies-3

Satsuma Marmalade

The Slice of Life show that I blog and design for has an easy variation on this classic spread. Marmalade is one of my favorite things to can.


Heat Wave Sparkler

It may be the middle of winter, but this little cocktail will transport you to the heat waves of summer.

heat wave sparkler cocktail -- sugarpickles-5

That’s the list, folks! I hope you run out and get your self some citrus! It’s banishes those blahs on the immediate.

Advanced Reading
Epicurious Citrus Primer

Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes by Valerie Aikman-Smith and  Victoria Pearson 

Photo credits:
Photo credit for Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon: http://www.marthastewart.com/341920/broiled-grapefruit

Photo credit for Satsuma Marmalade: By jules (orange marmalade-3) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons