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I love fruit. There. I said it. I love all kinds of fruit: berries, pineapple, apples, anything citrus. When I saw the Citrus book I was immediately intrigued. Citrus themed recipes? Don’t mind if I do!


The front cover alone is gorgeous!!! Upon opening the book, you will find recipes categorized by each citrus fruit: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, and the rest. You get an introduction and information about each of the citrus fruits and then the recipes follow. Some of the dishes are simple, but they all sound sophisticated and unique to me! You can find anything from drinks, to cakes to main dishes. I was glad to see very different recipes from my usual rotation, it forces me out of my box. Each recipe is accompanied by a beautiful picture. It gets you excited to try them all!!!

On my short list to try are the Icy Blood Orange Margaritas. Have you ever had a blood orange margarita before? I had one at a local restaurant and it was to die for! I don’t even really like margaritas, but some of the fruit flavored ones take me by surprise. The local place only had them as a seasonal special, so I was so excited when I stumbled upon that page!!!

There is a recipe for candied chocolate mandarins. How awesome of a homemade Christmas gift would those make? All you need is sugar, water, mandarins, and dark chocolate. So easy!

Looking for the perfect breakfast? There is a recipe for Burnt Cinnamon-Sugar Grapefruit or Crepes with Candied Tangerines.

For those of you who love the sea food, there are plenty of fish recipes and even one for Linguine with Clams & Lime!

This book would make a wonderful addition to your cookbook collection and would be lovely displayed on your kitchen counter! I also would highly recommend this as a gift for any citrus loving friends! Perhaps pair it with a basket of assorted citrus fruits so they can get cooking.

You can learn more about the author of the book here.

Read the overview and view an excerpt of the book here.

**I received this book from Blogging for Books but all opinions are honest and of my own. **

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  • Reply Laura October 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I’m so with you on loving fruit! This book looks amazing and now I’m really curious about blood orange margaritas!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 29, 2015 at 8:30 am

    What a great gift idea and I’ll get one for me too, lol!! Never meet a citrus fruit I didn’t like. Will you make me one of those blood orange margaritas? Yum!!! Happy Friday eve!!! 😉

  • Reply Kelli October 29, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I miss citrus, it’s on my no can eat list. Whomp whomp.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 29, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I had to lol at “There. I said it.” because that’s usually said about something scandalous or hard to admit. Loving fruit is a good thing! LOL

    I like blood orange margaritas but can only have one. Too much citrus kills my stomach!

  • Reply alyssa October 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Oooh, that is a gorgeous cover. I love fruit too, and especially citrus flavors! Looks like a really interesting recipe book!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston October 29, 2015 at 10:44 am

    So i want you try those cadied mandarins and then I want you to share the recipe – mmmkay?! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Erin LFF October 29, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I love fruit, but not so much oranges/citrus haha- everything else sounds good though! 🙂

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I love pineapples and grapefruit and berries and melons but oranges and all of their ilk (tangerines, clementines, etc) are the worst. THE WORST. There. I said it 🙂

    I do love a pretty coffee table book, though, and this one seems like it falls into that category. Also, new recipes are always good.

  • Reply Mattie October 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

    That cover really is gorgeous! Umm I need that blood orange marg and the candied chocolate tangerines!!!

  • Reply M @ The Sequin Notebook October 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    That cover alone makes me want to check out this book – so gorgeous! And I’m right there with you on the blood orange margaritas. I’ve only ever tried them out at a restaurant but have always wanted to try making at home. And I also love pairing chocolate with any sort of orange flavor – delish!

  • Reply kristen October 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    the oooonly way i like anything citrus is in lemon meringue pie. oh my gawd, orgasmic. other than that, yuck. lol. the book is gorgeous though, love the cover!

  • Reply Candace October 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I actually really love this!! I always google recipies but it would be nice to have a cook book and get out of my normal cooking comfort zone to try new things that I may have never even heard of. And that cover. I love it 🙂 Blogging for books sounds really cool too, by the way plus now I got to see this great review 🙂
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  • Reply Laura October 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I’ll take some candied chocolate mandarins please and thank you!

  • Reply joey October 30, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Oh we are BIG seafood citrus fans in this house! Thanks for such a detailed review, lovely!

  • Reply October 30, 2015 at 8:17 am

    what a great idea for a cookbook! and i love the variety of offerings.

  • Reply Kerry October 30, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    The recipes sound intriguing, will have to check out the candied chocolate mandarins.

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  • Reply Wilma April 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    For noen fuglefoto du har Petunia !Må bare innrømme at der var jeg helt blank, måtte velge fra sommerrens bibliotek ;)- men det gir injpirasson til å gå ut å prøve noe nytt !!

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