24.7.12

MANDARINES


What should I do with my hundreds & thousands of sweet & ripe mini mandarines that are growing on the two trees in our front yard?  


Do you have any recipes to share?  I can't think of a single one, so we've been eating them by the bucket load and giving away bags full every day.  Hundreds remain.


Do you say mandarines (man-dah-reen) or mandarin (man-dah-rin)?  Is it an Aussie thing or a state thing?  Or am I in the minority having called them mandarines for my whole life?


After typing it in the latter way, it seems there are quite a few out there after all that might be worth a try!


*That last pic is of the most recent fairy garden 

13 comments:

annie said...

How about a big mess of marmalade or Anna's mandarine cake is pretty yummy too on her Shiny Happy Art blog.

annie said...

By the way, what kind of mandarines are those? They are magnificent! Does the fairy ring encourage them to fruit more?!

Jane said...

I wish I could help, Em but no dice. In Hobart we've always called them mandarins. J x

Make It Happen Mama said...

I've always called them "man-duh-rins" and my parents are from Switzerland and England, although we moved to the States when I was a child. Don't supposed you could mail a few bags to us in Oregon? Our Monkey Boy loves them, whichever way they're pronounces ;-)

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Annie, I'm not sure on the variety as the trees came with the house, but it must be a mini one as they are quite small and look a lot like cumquats. I remember the silent mandarin cake that Anna drew pics for - thanks for the reminder. I'll go and hunt it down!
MIHM - if you lived close by, I'd be handing a large bag over for sure!

Mama of 2 boys said...

What beautiful images Emma. We love our mandarins around here and they're so yummy at this time of year. But you know what, I cannot think of a recipe using them either. Now I'm curious to find one.
xo

MissRosanna said...

Bring them to kinder! Will swap you some fejoias next winter...

Sannah said...

Hmm... I'm not sure how I was brought up to say it, I'll ask my mum - she's a pronunciation nazi.
The page you linked to has some mandarin curd tarts that look pretty yum!
x S.

LionessLady said...

There's a Nigella recipe out there somewhere that uses mandarins in something similar to a flourless orange cake. I cant remember which of her books its in though! You bake it and I'll come over and taste test it for you!

Maxabella said...

Rin. And I would set up a little stall out the front and sell them for 10 for a $1. They'll go like hotcakes! x

Megan said...

I say mander-een too and so do most people I know over here in WA. Recipe-wise I am at a blank apart from marmalade. Kate at Foxes Lane put a photo of her manderine marmalde up on instagram and I thought of you, she might have the recipe on her blog?

Catherine said...

Oh yum wish you lived close by we'd take some off your hands we are big mandarine lovers here:) x

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh wow, your trees are amazing! I wish I had a mandie tree like these, we absolutely adore mandies in our house, my youngest goes crazy for them!

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