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    Default Desperate for help...oranges, grapefruits, lemons and cumquats

    So all of you clever hubbers, what can I possibly do with all the above fruit?

    When we first moved in I loved the idea of all these lovely fruit trees, now the fruit is here I don't love it anymore...I have about 150 oranges and 100 grapefruit, lemons maybe 50 and 3 trees full of cumquats so literally hundreds of the little blighters.

    I am stumped, and should probably mention my kids are sick to death of fresh orange juice, and I can't eat citrus lol.

    Any ideas? Recipes? Pretty please.

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    You could make an orange cake with lemon icing, orange and poppy seed muffins, citrus cake, hmm seriously have no idea citrus def isn't my favourite thing! If all else fails bag them up and put them on a table at the front of your driveway saying free haha

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    Lemon tart mmmmm

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    cut the flowers off the tree so you dont get the fruit once you've had your fill!

    could you take them to a 'soup kitchen' or donate to somewhere that needs food

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    My mum makes cumquat jam with hers...I'll ask her for the recipie. Its actually quite yummy, I put some on some scones with cream once and our friends ate them. I only told them after what jan it was, they were surprised, said they probably wouldn't have eaten it if they had known before!! Lol.
    I'll try to remember to ask her

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    Offer them around to people you know. I have a few fruit trees and give my excess fruit to family and friends.
    Other ideas are juicing and freezing the juice to add into things at a later time.
    lemons are great for cleaning also, i stick half of one in the microwave for a few seconds and it softens any muck, so you can wipe it away freely and freshens it up. Also use it to help soak up smells - like in the fridge put a cut lemon. Lots of uses besides eating

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    Great ideas, keep them coming if there are any more out there.

    I can't leave the fruit out the front but could definitely donate it, maybe the kids daycare would take some too.

    And I have lemon cupcakes in the oven already so thanks for that Meegz

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    Jars of preserved lemons. You could turn up to some kids' footy matches with lots of oranges cut up! lol

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    If your keen for a bit of extra cash..... Making jams and muffins etc to sell at your local markets or taking them down to your local aged care centre for nice morning teas.....

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    Oh yeah, and you could make marmalade with the oranges.

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