Wild Mandarin Foraging!

I discovered a couple of mandarin trees growing wild in a bushy vacant block only a short bike ride from my house. So a foraging I went, and here is my little stash of motley mandies! Sure, they’re not the prettiest specimens but they’re flavoursome, juicy and perfect for turning into marmalade!

Peeled, segmented and bubbling away in the pot, filling the kitchen with warmth on a cold winter morning while the beautiful aroma of citrus wafts through the entire house…

The end result. Bottles of sweet, sticky deliciousness all ready to be slathered on toast. The only cost was the addition of some sugar and a small amount of time. Time well spent. The trees were loaded with fruit so I’ll be heading back to collect more shortly.