Hubby brought home some finger limes yesterday. He pulled them off a very scrawny looking tree on our farm. He discovered them about a year ago and he brought them to my attention, but I wasn't very interested. Today however, is a different day. Whilst reading "The Land", he spotted a very interesting article and he promptly sent me an email. The link is here if you'd like to read about the exciting news. The finger lime has received the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award.
The article says "Limeburst Fingerlimes was awarded the top gong at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the largest fruit and vegetable trade show on the planet." Apparently it's the first time the award has gone to a non-European nation. According to Hubby, this is BIG. The Limeburst Company is set to make squillions. Good on you Aussies! Hooray.
I wondered what could I do with this strange new fruit. A quick search and I see the word 'marmalade'. Drawn like a magnet to the words jam, jelly or marmalade I checked out a couple of sites. I see a company based in Byron Bay that makes finger lime marmalade. Jeepers. The jars look lovely, but... One jar cost $3.50 and it was only 40gm. I wonder if that price was determined before or after the award!
Yep. You guessed it. Finger lime marmalade is definitely on my agenda. The ones Hubby brought home were too small. They get bigger, but they are still only the size of a finger, so not that much bigger. I'm going to do some more exploring.
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