What a productive weekend we've all had. In our backyard we have two decent size imperial mandarin trees which produce loads of fruit each year. Mandarins are one of my favourite fruits, they are great to pack into the childrens lunchboxes easy to peal and great to juice up for a refreshing hit of Vitamin C and apparently, they also go well cooked with chocolate. . .
Master Sam is usually the driving force behind our juicing day, his little helpers collect the mandarins, the kitchen is set up, and the juicing begins. This is where I usually leave the room with my face screwed up thinking about the sticky mess they are about to create, but the kids don't mind, it's such fun, it 's messy, and of course its Yummy!
We picked over 100 mandarins off the trees and squeezed out about 5 litres of fresh juice to enjoy
and look, we've still got heaps left for those Lunchboxes...