Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Meyer Lemon marmalade on Taro Purple

Meyer lemon (Citrus × meyeri) is a citrus fruit, native to China, thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin orange or sweet orange. These lemons are available from November through May in specialty produce markets and some supermarkets. Can't wait? Meyer marmalade...bottled availability.

Meyer lemon was introduced to the United States in 1908, popular as a food item in the United States after being rediscovered by chefs during the California Cuisine revolution.

We visited Petaluma sometime earlier and got ourselves some California sunshine in a jar. This marmalade is made from state-grown Meyer lemons, cane sugar, and pure water - prepared long enough to draw the natural pectin from the fruit.

Pastel purple soft fluffy loaf into slices...

and slathering marmalade ...

A sprightly lemon flavor, well balanced with sweetness and light in texture.

It's tea time! More toasts, please! :)

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