Tuesday, 11 January 2011

"Oranges and Lemons"

Z IS FOR?


ZEST!

"Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's" ~ traditional English nursery rhyme.

I have plenty of oranges and lemons at the moment and have been thinking of how to use them up ~ both their inners and their flavoursome outer zesty skins. I have zealously zipped through a few recipe books looking for ideas ~ maybe in marmalade, a lemon drizzle cake or perhaps in zabaglione. I have been wondering whether any of the fruit in my fruit bowl comes from the orange groves of Zaragoza ~ surely the odds must be more than one in a zillion.

An interesting explanation of the nursery rhyme can be found here.

Zoom over now to to ABC Wednesday for so much more on the letter Z!

17 comments:

  1. Terrific post for the Z Day! And lots of great Zs! Can't believe we've done it again!! I'm sure it'll be easier next week with A!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. I remember the first time I saw the word zest as a verb. It was actually zesting an orange, and I had NO idea what the writer was talking about!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. What a zesty post. I love kumquats because of their zesty flavor.

    An Arkies Musings

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  4. Hope you come up with something zesty but wish you lived close by so you could invite me over to have a taste! lol See you in Round 8, I hope. :D

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  5. Nicely done - I went and had a look at ABC Wedbesdays - but it seemed like Z was a bad place to start - so maybe next time - A seems like a better plan

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  6. Yes, many recipes need just a touch of lemon or orange ZEST!

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  7. Hi again - sharpness is usually a function of processing. Can i ask what software you use and your workflow when saving for the web ?

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  8. Very original use of the word zest. The zest of lemon just brightens anything. Great post.

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  9. A lemon drizzle cake sounds fab. My mouth's watering now at the thought.

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  10. I just bought a nice big bag of large oranges, and can visualize a nice orange loaf full of orange and lemon Zest. Great choice for Z.

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  11. Beautiful selection of fruit - zest of lemon works in almost anything, I think! Good Z post.

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  12. Hi Anna - the zenith of ABC Wednesday captured in a zany way. I aim one day to follow the route of the churches of this rhyme
    Laura

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  13. Wonderful post, and one of my favorite nursery rhymes. Thank you for providing the link, I thought it was 'Shawditch', but now I know otherwise.

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  14. Well done Anna for coming up with not one but several Z's!

    It has to be lemon drizzle cake - a firm favourite here too!

    Jeanne
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  15. Anna, wonderful Z's and my mouth too is watering!
    HelenMac, ABC team

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  16. Your post is a shamelessly clever exploitation of the letter "Z". I vote that you make marmalade- it is my favorite jam.

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  17. I'm not sure your software will let you get really sharp pictures - there's an email address on my profile if you want me to message you how

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- Anna.