Roughly 75 Not-Quite-Ripe Citrus
My six year old daughter and a little neighbor friend just proudly brought in their haul--about 25 decidedly green lemons and about 50 not-really-ripe-yet oranges. I have a huge haul of lemons coming this year, but the orange tree set pretty lightly this year, so that's perhaps half of the fruit that was on the tree. I hate to waste it, but I haven't a clue what to do with unready citrus. Any ideas? Can it be used for marmalade?
My immediate thought for any unripe fruit is always preserves. Marmalade would be ideal in your situation, IMO. I made a grapefruit marmalade last winter that's just dynamite, and I know there are a couple of threads with some really unique marmalade suggestions that would be a good resource.
Good luck!! :)
limoncello is often made with half-ripe lemons (the rind). give the rind a taste. Limoncello is dead easy to make.