There are no Bells of St Clements here but plenty of fragrant citrus. Oranges, lemons, limes, now my cumquats are ready but how much marmalade can one family eat. Answer a lot because marmalade is not just for breakfast toast it teams deliciously with cheeses both soft and hard. It combines sharp, sweet and tangy taste sensations. My latest is limequat, a cross between limes and cumquat – smooth almost tear shaped fruit with no pips – the cook’s friend. Today an old favourite orange poppy seed cake. It should really be called orange almond cake – delicious and conveniently gluten free for the man building my new vegetable beds. They are a work of art.
Heather Webster Chair of Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine should be writing her speech for the AGM tonight but is planning new ways to cook oranges instead