Perfectly preserved lemons

New from Riverford in Fairtrade Fortnight is the Preserved Lemon Kit ““ an easy and tasty way to start pickling at home.

Fairtrade Fortnight runs until 10 March ““ Mother’s Day ““ and the Preserved Lemon Kit makes an ideal and novel gift for any mum.

Riverford delivers organic veg boxes to customers across the North and operates at Home Farm, Newby Wiske, North Yorkshire.

The Preserved Lemon Kit ““ developed by Riverford’s pickling guru Anna Colquhoun ““ contains everything needed to make two half litre jars of Riverford’s fragrant organic lemon preserve.

It includes 12 organic unwaxed lemons; spices including cinnamon, cloves, a bay leaf, peppercorns and coriander seeds; and a fail-safe preserve recipe and Riverford jam jar labels (salt is not included).

Anna says: “Preserved lemons are a staple in the Moroccan kitchen, used to add a unique aromatic and sour note to numerous dishes.
“They are fantastic chopped up and added to chicken and olive tagine, chickpea and couscous dishes, salads and herby garnishes for fish and rich stews. They are made by lactofermentation which gives them their distinctive flavour and aroma.”

Riverford’s Preserved Lemon Kit costs £5.49 and can be delivered to your door along with all your other Riverford products and veg. The kit contains enough produce for two half litre kilner jars, which are available separately online for £2.85 each.