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Lemon Curd and a 3p Fruits Organic Box Giveaway #68

Lemon Curd

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A tangy zesty lemon curd which is a cinch to make in the Optimum Thermocook. But if you don’t mind a bit of stirring, it can easily be made by hand too. The recipe uses whole eggs, so if you don’t like waste, you’ll be delighted to not have leftover egg whites as you find in many curd recipes.

Lemon curd is one of those products where I’m unable to eat the commercial stuff, but adore a good homemade version. Sharp, tangy and sweet all at the same time, it’s fabulous spread on hot buttered toast, as an alternative to jam on scones and as a cake filling or topping. It even works beautifully baked into cakes.

I’ve made many fruit curds and have thoroughly enjoyed every one, but lemon curd, being the original is the queen of them all. So when I was sent a box of lemons along with a wonderful array of other fruit, nuts and more from 3pFruits, it was lemon curd that first sprang to mind. Christmas was fast approaching and as everyone loves lemon curd (I hope), I planned to make some for gifts.

3p Fruits Box

3p Fruits

3p Fruits is a Spanish company I’ve featured in previous posts. They grow wonderful fruit, nuts and vegetables in the fertile province of Lleida in Catalonia. They are not only organic, but biodynamic too and certified by Demeter. This gets the thumbs up from me. Apart from all the environmental benefits of growing biodynamically, the fruit and veg skins can be eaten with complete confidence: no pesticide residues here. In the UK, we can access their produce and much more via their online shop: red garlic, short cucumbers, sweet potatoes – I want them all. Orders can be made anywhere within the EU and received within 3 days of dispatch.

3p Fruits Box

My box was groaning with oranges and lemons, but also apples, kiwi fruit and sweet juicy Marmande tomatoes. I also had a bag of delicious blanched macron almonds, a jar of aromatic honey and a bottle of olive oil. Woohoo, Christmas is here. The lemons were large, yellow and full of juice, perfect for lemon curd.

Optimum ThermoCook

I thought I’d try using my new Optimum ThermoCook to make the lemon curd. As it’s Christmas, the Thermocook is currently on offer for £537, that’s a whopping £358 off. It was so easy and so successful, I made a second batch almost immediately afterwards. It sure beats standing around stirring for twenty minutes or more – just bung in all of the ingredients and let the Thermocook work its magic. I based my recipe on the one that comes with the ThermoCook, but adapted it as I like lemon curd to be really zesty and didn’t want a spare egg white hanging around.


I shall be taking a break for a few days. Normal service will resume in the New Year. Meanwhile I wish you all

a very
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I leave you with a splendid giveaway to amuse you in my absence. It’s open to anyone in the EU. Do scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter.


Lemon Curd – The Recipe

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Lemon Curd

A tangy zesty lemon curd which is a cinch to make in the Optimum Thermocook. If you don't mind a bit of stirring, it can easily be made by hand too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Jams, Chutneys etc
Cuisine: British
Keyword: lemon curd, lemons
Servings: 6 jars
Author: Choclette


  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 2 large juicy organic lemons , zested and juiced
  • 3 medium to large eggs
  • 150 g golden caster sugar (I used cardamom sugar)


Traditional Method

  • Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over low heat .
  • Add the sugar and grate in the lemon zest. Squeeze in the juice and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Whisk in the eggs one by one and continue to cook over a low heat. Be careful not to have it too hot or you will end up with scrambled eggs. Stir on and off until the mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon – about 20 minutes.
  • Pour into warm sterilised jars. Cover with waxed paper discs and seal. Label and store in a cool dark place for up to a month. Refrigerate and eat within a week once opened.


  • Place all ingredients into the jug.
  • Whizz for 7 seconds on speed 7.
  • Insert the stirring tool and cook for 15 minutes at 80C on speed 3.
  • Pour into warm sterilised jars. Cover with waxed paper discs and seal. Label and store in a cool dark place for up to a month. Refrigerate and eat within a week once opened.

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Thanks to 3p Fruits for the mixed produce box. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always, all opinions are my own. The post contains affiliate links. Buying through a link to the Optimum Thermocook will not cost you any more, but I will get a small commission. This helps to keep Tin and Thyme blithe and blogging.

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  1. Spencer Broadley

    24th December 2015 at 8:59 am

    Spiced Mango Curd simpy spread on toast or crackers

    • Krystyna Joyce

      23rd January 2016 at 8:22 am

      Tomatoes: either tomato chutney or use in a risotto! 🙂

    • Beryl drake

      23rd January 2016 at 7:55 pm

      I’m going to give these curd recipes a try they look yummy . My favourite is lemon it’s the best

    • stephanie whitehurst

      23rd January 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Lemon curd for me on toast

  2. Julie Tift

    24th December 2015 at 9:01 am

    What an array of fruits and I love them all. I love lemons in particular and make a (my family think it’s a wonderful) tangy lemon cake. I haven’t tried making lemon curd myself but I agree that homemade is far superior to the bought stuff so I may have to try and make some myself too!

  3. Jane Willis

    24th December 2015 at 9:03 am

    The oranges – I fancy making some spiced orange and thyme jelly for serving with cold meats

    • Choclette

      24th December 2015 at 9:07 am

      Spiced orange and thyme jelly sounds wonderful Jane – I might have to try some of that myself 🙂

  4. Tracey Peach

    24th December 2015 at 9:34 am

    Juicy Marmande tomatoes & I would make a huge str fry with them 🙂

  5. Elaine Savage

    24th December 2015 at 9:39 am

    The apples. I would make Apple crumble straightaway 🙂

  6. Paula Readings

    24th December 2015 at 9:42 am

    Tomatoes, too make a pizza

  7. Heather Haigh

    24th December 2015 at 10:03 am

    I would have to go with the lemons and have a go at your lemon curd recipe. I’ve never even tried home-made lemon curd and would love to give it a go. Win or not this is one for me to bookmark.

    • Choclette

      24th December 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Oh it is Heather, there really is nothing quite like homemade lemon curd. Merry Christmas.

  8. Gill

    24th December 2015 at 10:46 am

    What a great idea – I love lemon curd too, you can’t beat homemade!

  9. Nadia's Healthy Kitchen

    24th December 2015 at 11:04 am

    I love lemon curd but haven’t had it in years! My mum used to make homemade lemon curd when I was younger and I remember thinking it was one of the best things I had ever tasted! Shop bought is not quite the same 🙂 Happy Christmas!

    • Choclette

      24th December 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks very much Nadia. Maybe a goal for you next year is to try and make a dairy free version? Merry Christmas to you too and thank you for all your lovely comments.

  10. Keith Hunt

    24th December 2015 at 11:13 am

    I like lemon curd that i like to ad to warm apple pie.

  11. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    24th December 2015 at 11:25 am

    Happy Holidays to you and your family, Choclette.
    Now I am off to make myself a batch of lemon curd!

    • Choclette

      24th December 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you so much Angie and I hope you have a wonderful time too – enjoy that curd 😀

  12. Martina Pichova

    24th December 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I would use the honey first – adding it to my porridge for breakfast.


    24th December 2015 at 2:42 pm

    The apples. would make apple pie

  14. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    24th December 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Oranges, Lemons and blanched almonds…. I would make a citrus meringue pie and use some of the almonds in the pastry base!
    I love curd and love experimenting with different fruits in them….. One of my favourites is rhubarb which I first made a couple of years ago (tastes like rhubarb and custard in a jar)…. and then apple and blackberry curd is pretty good too. I do love a good citrus curd though…. thoroughly recommend adding a couple of oranges and limes to the lemons for a different tang!

    • Choclette

      24th December 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Oh my Kate. I get the feeling you’re a fruit curd expert. I do agree rhubarb is rather good, but so is raspberry and passionfruit is amazing and …

  15. Jane

    24th December 2015 at 3:38 pm

    The lemons look very fresh – I’d make a gin and tonic!

    • Choclette

      24th December 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Haha Jane – the spirit of Christmas 😉

  16. elizabeth ferguson

    24th December 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I love mamalade, but would love to experiment with some variations xx

  17. Zinzi Graham

    24th December 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I’d be making apple crumple or pie with cinnamon and nutmeg… One of my favourite flavours this time of year!

  18. Andrew Seaman

    24th December 2015 at 5:57 pm

    The apples, reminds me of the pie I made a few hours earlier x

  19. Karl Borowy

    24th December 2015 at 6:07 pm

    lovely giant tomatoes and lemon

  20. ashleigh allan

    24th December 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I would use the oranges to make a marmalade!

    • ashleigh allan

      24th December 2015 at 7:28 pm

      I would love to use the lemons and try make a lemon curd too – i have always fancied doing that!

  21. Charlene Keddy

    24th December 2015 at 10:29 pm

    The apples would make a tasty apple crumble – perfect for the holiday season 🙂

  22. Hayley Lynch

    24th December 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Would love to try a lemon curd out x

  23. Lynsey Buchanan

    25th December 2015 at 1:50 am

    The oranges and lemons to make orange lemonade

  24. Louise Bridgwater

    25th December 2015 at 5:04 am

    The apples! I think a spiced apple crumble with some of the orange rind in the crumble!

    • Choclette

      27th December 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Ooh, what a fab idea. Next time I make an apple crumble I’m adding some orange rind to it – thank you 🙂

  25. Ruth Harwood

    25th December 2015 at 8:24 am

    I love lemon curd 🙂

    • Choclette

      27th December 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Homemade lemon curd is very hard to beat Ruth 🙂

  26. pete c

    26th December 2015 at 9:58 pm

    i would add a couple of ingredients to the sweet ptatoes and make a nice soup

  27. laura banks

    27th December 2015 at 12:27 pm

    the homemade lemon curd looks lovely and u cant beat homemade

  28. Patricia Avery

    27th December 2015 at 12:39 pm

    The lemons. I ran out of lemon curd at the beginning of October but have been so busy with Christmas etc I need to make some more. 🙂

  29. Beky Austerberry

    27th December 2015 at 5:33 pm

    The lemon curd has clouded my vision – thats all I can think of now!

    • Choclette

      27th December 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Haha, there’s only one remedy – you’d better make some pronto 😉

  30. Kim M

    27th December 2015 at 5:40 pm

    The tomatoes – love tomato and chilli chutney

  31. Debbie Beville

    27th December 2015 at 7:01 pm

    The gorgeous oranges caught my eye as I am starting a monthly preserving course in January and marmalade is our first topic. I think I’d be tempted to make an orange and mint salad with a dusting of cinammon which goes so well with all sorts of things

  32. iamalighthouse

    27th December 2015 at 7:11 pm

    The kiwi fruit sounds amazing! I’d love to be able to make a delicious spread with it!!

  33. aj

    27th December 2015 at 9:45 pm

    The oranges as I have always wanted to make my own marmalade.

  34. Kathy Eyre

    28th December 2015 at 3:00 am

    The oranges, in the middle of the winter a nice juicy orange will always catch my eye!! I’d make fresh orange juice…yum

  35. Debbie Preston

    28th December 2015 at 12:20 pm

    The lemons as reading about your lemon curd makes me want some!

  36. Laura Nice

    28th December 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Apple crumble from those amazing apples!!

  37. chetyl hadfield

    28th December 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Homemade lemon curd is my favourite, I would make a lemon meringue cheesecake

  38. Julie Booth

    28th December 2015 at 6:29 pm

    The lemons and I would try making lemon curd

  39. Natalie Crossan

    29th December 2015 at 11:30 am

    The apples

  40. Sarah

    29th December 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I hoping to get more into making jams and chutneys in 2016. Haven’t ate lemon curd in ages! Happy new year!

    • Choclette

      30th December 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I love the feeling of having a batch of preserves sitting in the cupboard. Hope you make 2016 your preserving year. Happy New Year to you too 🙂

  41. claire woods

    29th December 2015 at 7:15 pm

    The lemons and I’d take them to my Mums so she could make lemon meringue pie.

  42. Tracey Parker

    30th December 2015 at 12:02 pm

    The blood orange curd, I would make a version of Nigella Lawson’s curd pavlova

  43. Joanne Hutchings

    30th December 2015 at 1:40 pm

    The olive oil – I’d use it for a nice salad dressing.

  44. Karen hutchinson

    30th December 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Lemon curd tarts – not much of a cook but worth a try !

  45. Paula smith

    30th December 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Love Lemon curd

  46. gillian burden

    30th December 2015 at 2:45 pm

    love to try a lemon curd out

  47. laura stewart

    30th December 2015 at 2:55 pm

    The oranges- id make homemade orange marmalade xx

  48. Carolynn Woodland

    30th December 2015 at 3:18 pm

    The Lemons – I would like to try and make Lemon Curd too

  49. KATHY D

    30th December 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I would lose no time in getting those apples made into an old fashioned apple pie

  50. amy rennocks

    30th December 2015 at 5:36 pm

    The apples!! You can’t beat a good apple pie and custard <3

  51. Kevin Honey

    30th December 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Anything with Lemon Curd… Just on toast is delightful!

  52. Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)

    31st December 2015 at 6:53 am

    a victoria sponge with lemon curd 🙂

  53. jane Evans

    31st December 2015 at 11:26 am

    I would love to try and make some of the lemon curd or maybe some tomato and chili chutney :0)

  54. kate kathurima

    31st December 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Apples – would make apple chutney or apple jelly or apple crumble

  55. Emma Ellams

    31st December 2015 at 4:53 pm

    The apples…I can see an excellent apple and sultana crumble right there!

  56. Rebecca Hall

    1st January 2016 at 6:13 am

    The almonds – I fancy some festive spiced nuts!

  57. Tracey Belcher

    1st January 2016 at 7:27 am

    The Lemon Curd – Can be added to so many dishes – I love making lemon tarts and this would be perfect

  58. katie w

    1st January 2016 at 8:14 am

    the apple as love making and eating apple pie or apple crumble

  59. Laura Jeffs

    1st January 2016 at 9:24 am

    I’d make a lovely apple cake 🙂 Love apples and all fruit in general 🙂 xx

  60. kate knight

    1st January 2016 at 9:35 am

    All the fruit looks like it would make a lovely smoothy for a healthy new year

  61. Danika Lloyd

    1st January 2016 at 10:57 am

    the citrus! I’d make citrus drizzle cake

  62. Christine Dodd

    1st January 2016 at 12:29 pm

    The honey – which I’d pour over fried bananas with coconut flakes

  63. leanne weir

    1st January 2016 at 12:41 pm

    The oranges – would make a nice marmaade

  64. Elizabeth Hinds

    1st January 2016 at 12:48 pm

    The lemon curd – I would make lemon meringue as it’s a family favourite 🙂

  65. emma walters

    1st January 2016 at 4:20 pm

    the lemons, one of my son’s favourite ingredients. i would like to make some lemonade for him x

  66. Allan Wilson

    1st January 2016 at 5:33 pm

    The Red Garlic – perfect for making an authentic Spanish Garlic Soup

  67. Stacey Carnell

    1st January 2016 at 7:12 pm

    The tomatoes! Mmmmmm I would make a beautiful pasta sauce with some garlic and basil 🙂

  68. Kay Panayi

    1st January 2016 at 8:00 pm

    The red garlic in pasta sauce

  69. Michelle Ferguson

    1st January 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I would make a tomato and chilli soup

  70. Rachel Butterworth

    1st January 2016 at 11:48 pm

    The oranges/lemons to make a juicy St. Clements cake.

  71. Nat thomason

    2nd January 2016 at 1:32 am

    The lemons I would make lemon cake lovely and sweet and sour

  72. wendy malone

    2nd January 2016 at 8:40 am

    apple crumble my son loves it.x

  73. Sally Collingwood

    2nd January 2016 at 11:56 am

    victoria sponge with lemon curd

  74. Sheila Reeves

    2nd January 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I love lemons, use them in cakes, stews, and of course in drinks, so lovely to know you can use the skin with no risk of ingesting anything nasty!

  75. Jane H Shaw

    2nd January 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I really like the look of the tomatoes, I wouldn’t make anything with them, eat them as they are with some lovely fresh crunchy bread and butter. Bliss

  76. Katy Stevens

    2nd January 2016 at 2:47 pm

    At this time of year it would definitely be apples! I would make apple pie, apple crumble and I would make apple sauce to have a nice change with the roast dinner on Sunday!

    Happy New Year!

  77. Caroline H

    2nd January 2016 at 2:49 pm

    The honey and olive oil catch my eye. I’d use it with garlic, a splash of soy sauce and herbs to make a lovely sticky marinade for roast veg. Perfect for grey January and February.

    • Choclette

      2nd January 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Oh yes Caroline, that sounds wonderful. I might just join you 😉

  78. Jo m Welsh

    2nd January 2016 at 3:07 pm

    The lemons and I’d make a lemon cheesecake which smells amazing

  79. Jamie

    2nd January 2016 at 5:17 pm

    The Spiced mango curd sounds so good, but I wonder what the “spice” is and whether it is too much

    • Choclette

      2nd January 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Spiced mango curd Jamie?

  80. Tom Buchanan

    2nd January 2016 at 8:22 pm

    the oranges, i would try and make homemade citrus jellies like i used to have at christmas

  81. Emily Clark

    2nd January 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Some spicy tomato chutney

  82. Elisabeth Ries

    2nd January 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I’d like the Marmande tomatoes – I’ve made many different jams, but I’d love to try these out in a pickle or chutney.

  83. Laura Caraher

    2nd January 2016 at 10:34 pm

    The Juicy Marmande tomatoes – I would make tasty chutney with them

  84. Andi G

    3rd January 2016 at 12:12 am

    Apples for a nice crumble with some blackberries I have in the freezer

  85. Richard Tyler

    3rd January 2016 at 3:01 am

    Apples – for an amazing apple pie (& custard)

  86. lisa

    3rd January 2016 at 11:22 am

    OMG they all sound wonderful, love lemon curd 🙂

  87. Emily Knight

    3rd January 2016 at 3:56 pm

    The tomatoes for me – I’d make a big batch of my homemade Bloody Mary ketchup!

    • Choclette

      3rd January 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Love the sound of that ketchup Emily 🙂

  88. Stephanie Whitehouse

    3rd January 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I’ve seen a recipe fro orange and almond preserve – I could try that

  89. rebecca nisbet

    3rd January 2016 at 9:42 pm

    the tomatos look so fresh, i would make a a yummy greek salad.

  90. betony bennett

    4th January 2016 at 11:23 am

    The lovely apples – definitely very sugary crumble

  91. Andrea A

    4th January 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I’d use the apples to make an apple crumble with almond topping

  92. Helen Thurston

    4th January 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Lemons – and I’ve seen a recipe for vegan lemon curd I’m itching to have a go at now 🙂

  93. Polly Power

    4th January 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Not tried lemon curd for years, was addicted when i was young

    • Choclette

      5th January 2016 at 9:22 am

      It sounds like it’s time for you to try some again Polly 🙂

  94. Jamie Millard

    4th January 2016 at 11:17 pm

    lemon curd to use in my lemon cheesecake. I made it with lemon juice at xmas but I do prefer it with curd

  95. Carole Walker

    5th January 2016 at 11:01 am

    I would make a lemon polenta cake which I like to serve with a bit of crème fraiche

  96. clair downham

    5th January 2016 at 1:14 pm

    lemons fo lmon drizzle cake or even gin and tonic with a slice

  97. Solange

    5th January 2016 at 8:05 pm

    The apples. I would make an apple pie or crumble


    6th January 2016 at 2:38 pm

    lemons for a lemon sorbet!

  99. charlotte

    6th January 2016 at 4:30 pm

    i’d either make some lemon curd or jam just like you, or i’d make an apple pie mm

  100. Mark R

    6th January 2016 at 7:21 pm

    The apples, we ran short this year so a crumble would be great treat.

  101. ZacharyB

    6th January 2016 at 7:44 pm

    The apples. I would make Apple pie straightaway 🙂

  102. carolyn joyce

    6th January 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Yummy scrummy Lemon drizzle cake – the lemons look gorgeous

  103. Louise Lumsden

    6th January 2016 at 10:10 pm

    my hubby lived in Spain for a while and still raves about the citrus fruits there, so I’d use lemons first to make a lemon meringue pie

  104. katrina walsh

    6th January 2016 at 10:38 pm

    the oranges could make a lovely zesty marmalade

  105. carole n

    7th January 2016 at 9:51 am

    The lemon curd looks great. It reminds me of my childhood and I would recreate some lemon curd tarts.

  106. Charlotte Moore

    7th January 2016 at 10:57 am

    Apples to.make apple.crumble

  107. denise cross

    7th January 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Lemons are my favourite fruit so I’d use these to make a delicious lemon drizzle cake

  108. Scott Fallon

    7th January 2016 at 5:06 pm

    The apples

  109. caroline kelly

    7th January 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Lemon curd tarts or lemon cake

  110. Bev B

    8th January 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Oh, the lemons, for sure! Like some of the others, I’ve never made lemon curd, so would love to give it a go. It seems much more straightforward than I’d imagined.

  111. Victoria Prince

    9th January 2016 at 10:31 am

    The almonds are the first thing that catch my eye, and I would make a lovely salad with them and the oranges 🙂 Almond and orange salad is one of my favourite combos!

    • Choclette

      9th January 2016 at 5:54 pm

      That sounds totally delicious and not something I’d ever have thought of Victoria.

  112. Chloe Bailey

    9th January 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Apples…apple soufflé

  113. Nicola Glover

    9th January 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Lemon Meringue Pie

  114. Jaelin Farrow

    9th January 2016 at 5:43 pm

    The Marmande tomatoes, I would make a spinach, ricotta and tomato frittata! Yummy 🙂

  115. Colin Gault

    9th January 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Marmalade and cheese on toast..thanks for the opportunity to win

  116. LucyBo17

    9th January 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Liking the lemon curd

  117. frances hopkins

    10th January 2016 at 10:50 am

    The lemon curd, I would love to try and love it myself

  118. sharon martin

    10th January 2016 at 12:40 pm

    i’d like to try making the lemon curd, then would use to bake lemon cakes

  119. Laura Asplin

    10th January 2016 at 5:22 pm

    The tomatos, they look like they would be tasty in a tomato and mozzerella salad.

  120. Catriona Hutchinson

    10th January 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I would make traditional catalan tomato bread and tomato salad

  121. Samantha O'D

    10th January 2016 at 10:41 pm

    The tomato I would make a tomato and garlic puree to go on pizza and make a Bolognese

  122. Michelle Wild

    11th January 2016 at 12:45 am

    The tomatoes for my fab tomato sandwich on Greek bread.

  123. Lisa Mauchline

    11th January 2016 at 12:54 am

    The lemons and I’d make lemon meringue pie as that’s my husband’s favourite

  124. Christine Hobbs

    11th January 2016 at 10:48 am

    I love lemon curd on toast with a slice of cheese. Its heavenly xx

  125. Karen Whittaker

    11th January 2016 at 11:16 am

    It would have to be lemon meringue pie – one of our favourite family dishes.

  126. Melanie Burton

    11th January 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I would use the lemon curd to make lemon meringue pie! Love it! Happy New Year!

  127. Erin

    11th January 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I would love to get my hands on those gorgeous tomatoes to make some fresh salsa with.

  128. Angie Hoggett

    12th January 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I’d use the lemon curd for lemon cocktails and to put into the core of some cupcakes!

  129. Elizabeth

    12th January 2016 at 2:01 pm

    One of the first recipes I made in my new Thermocook was lemon curd – I was amazed at how easy and perfect it was! Gorgeous! Loving your extra zesty version! 🙂

    • Choclette

      13th January 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth, it was your tip that got me to try it. What a brilliant tip it was. All stocks have gone and I can see another batch being made shortly.

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  131. Emily Biggs

    12th January 2016 at 10:57 pm

    The apples, i could make an amazing apple pie with them!

  132. Kathleen Bywaters

    13th January 2016 at 10:36 am

    Zesty refreshing home made lemonade! I like to make it with more lemons and less sugar so it is quite bitter but so yummy!

    • Choclette

      13th January 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Oh yes, I’m with you there Kathleen – very refreshing.

  133. rebecca sellers

    13th January 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I love lemon curd, never tried to make it myself yet!

  134. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    13th January 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Those lovely looking lemons. Would make a nice tangy lemon tart.

  135. Mary Chez

    13th January 2016 at 8:38 pm

    The apples.i would make an apple pie

  136. Becky John

    14th January 2016 at 2:53 pm

    The tomatoes to make chutney

  137. L Alexander

    15th January 2016 at 12:55 am

    Would love to make a really rich tomato chutney, with a little balsamic vinegar and chilli. Also a red onion marmalade – one of my favourites.

  138. Maria P

    15th January 2016 at 8:27 am

    apples – I love apple pie 🙂

  139. Shelley Moore

    16th January 2016 at 11:35 am

    Lemons – I could make a lemon drizzle cake!

  140. Emma Farrell

    16th January 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I’d use the tomatoes to make a wonderful tomato &onion salad just like my great aunt used to make when I visited Poland as a child.

  141. Katie skeoch

    16th January 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Those tomatoes. A fabulous tomato & grilled pepper pesto sauce. Probably the tastiest I’ve made!

  142. bobbie minthull

    16th January 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I love lemons in particular and often make a lemon curd myself. I love lemon meringue pie as well.

  143. Maureen Moss

    16th January 2016 at 5:24 pm

    LEMONS and Almonds………..Lemon curd …I often make this but I think a few toasted broken almonds added might make it really special

    • Choclette

      16th January 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Ooh yes I do like your idea of toasted almonds added to lemon curd – lovely 🙂

  144. Hazel Rea

    16th January 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Apple and blackberry crumble – we have our own organic blackberries in the freezer.

    • Choclette

      18th January 2016 at 9:11 am

      Oh, I’m envious of those Hazel. Every year I tell myself I will freeze some and every year I don’t quite get around to it.

  145. Karen R

    17th January 2016 at 9:49 am

    The lemons might inspire me to make a lemon meringue pie, which like lemon curd, is so much better when homemade 🙂

  146. donna l jones

    17th January 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I like lemon curd would make a lemon curd tart


    17th January 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I’d love to make lemon curd as I hate the jar bought stuff

  148. Naomi M

    17th January 2016 at 5:58 pm

    It’s the lemons that catch my eye, they look absolutely amazing, I could do so much with them! I have to agree I love all things lemon curd so I would make a homemade lemon sponge with lemon juice, lemon zest with lemon butter cream and homemade lemon curd, it may sound like lemon overkill but I’ve done it before and its lovely!

    • Choclette

      18th January 2016 at 9:18 am

      It sounds utterly delicious and not lemon overkill at all Naomi – mmmm.

  149. Johanne Currie

    17th January 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Cool prize

  150. Chloe Ellis

    17th January 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Apples. Make apple pie.

  151. Cheryl Price

    18th January 2016 at 10:51 am

    the tomatoes, I’ve always wanted to make a nice creamy tomato soup

  152. Vicki

    18th January 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Those gorgeous tomatoes. I’d make a delicious simple roasted tomato sauce to accompany some lovely pasta.

  153. cathyj

    18th January 2016 at 4:31 pm

    tomatos I would use in a chutney with red onions

  154. Jessica Hutton

    19th January 2016 at 9:17 am

    Id love to make a lemon curd pie. I haven’t had lemon curd in years but my mouth is watering at the thought now xx

  155. Suzie W

    19th January 2016 at 2:32 pm

    The lemons because I have the perfect recipe for lemon victoria sponge, with homemade lemon curd. Delicious!

  156. Zoe g

    19th January 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Juicy Marinade tomatoes I could use them in italian dishes

  157. Leila Benhamida

    19th January 2016 at 5:10 pm

    The apples as I will make some apple compote eat them fresh and also use to make some in small apple sweet pastries my favourite treats.

  158. elaine stokes

    20th January 2016 at 9:18 am

    the apples, apple crumble with custard is the first thing that comes to mind

  159. Linda Thorn

    20th January 2016 at 11:19 am

    24th December 2015
    I love lemons as they are a way of art,
    With so many different ways to use them,
    But the best for me
    It’s got to be,
    Lemon soufflé

    • Choclette

      20th January 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks Linda. I enjoyed reading that and it reminds me of my youth. Lemon soufflé was one of my mother’s regulars.

  160. Diana

    20th January 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Juicy Marmande tomatoes, would use these for a lovely stir fry with beef. All family would love it 🙂

  161. Lynsey Ellard

    20th January 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I’d make tomato and chilli salsa!

  162. Janine C

    20th January 2016 at 4:28 pm

    The lemons look so juicy, perfect for a lemon drizzle cake. I had no idea that lemon curd is so easy to make either. You have inspired me to give it a go!!

    • Choclette

      20th January 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Oh I do hope you try it. Homemade really is so much nicer and apart from a bit of stirring, it’s a synch.

  163. Annette Oliver

    20th January 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Apples, for apple pie with cream

  164. Charlie Brunton

    20th January 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I would use the apples to make a nice apple crumble to serve with custard x

  165. Lisa c

    20th January 2016 at 9:54 pm

    The lemons, I would make a zingy set lemon tart and make a sweet chantilly cream to go with it

  166. EJ Dunn

    20th January 2016 at 10:38 pm

    The lemon curd. I’ve never actually tried it – so I’m not sure what to make with it!

  167. Tim Millington

    21st January 2016 at 8:44 am

    The Marmanade tomatoes. I’d make them into a creamy tomato soup!

  168. Karen Howden

    21st January 2016 at 11:43 am

    I just love Lemon Tarts made with homemade Lemon Curd beautiful


    21st January 2016 at 12:36 pm


  170. Liz M

    21st January 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Lemon Curd is a guilty pleasure 🙂

  171. Gemma Cook

    21st January 2016 at 2:47 pm

    The apples stick out. I would make a delicious apple and cinnamon crumble.
    Thank you for the chance ☺
    Fantastic Giveaway!

  172. Lauren Old

    21st January 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I would say the lemon curd does stick out and I would make a lemon meringue pie with it

  173. Tracy Ashwin

    21st January 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Well you’ve inspired me to have a go at making lemon curd. I’m sure it tastes so much nicer than anything in the shops.

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Yay, go for it Tracy 🙂

  174. Teresa Sheldon

    21st January 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I’d love to use the red garlic I use garlic so much in my cooking but not used red one beforehand tomatoes love fresh tomatoes on the vine you can’t beat them

  175. Helen Hodgson

    21st January 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Lemon meringue – yummy !

  176. Katherine McDonald

    21st January 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I am also a huge fan of Lemon Curd, but those tomatoes look lush too!

  177. Kat Allinson

    21st January 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I think I would use the apples to make an apple betty, but there’s so much potential in this box 🙂

  178. Sheri Darby

    21st January 2016 at 9:19 pm

    The apples – I love home made Apple cake

  179. Tania Atfield

    21st January 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Spiced apple chutney

  180. Natalie Gillham

    22nd January 2016 at 12:14 am

    I love lemons so would make lemon meringue pies and lemon cheesecakes x

  181. Linda Toth

    22nd January 2016 at 12:35 am

    Lemon Curd is my favourite. I would like to eat it simply on toast or with pancakes. <3

  182. Isabelle Smith

    22nd January 2016 at 2:19 am

    juicy fresh lemons :p oooo la la . would use them for cocktails

  183. Jill f

    22nd January 2016 at 7:03 am

    I love anything lemon lemon cheesecake lemon cake lemon tarts

  184. Vickie Jackson

    22nd January 2016 at 8:55 am

    Ooooh the lemons and apples to make lemon curd and apple crumble! It sounds awful but my nan used to make it and it’s divine! Very naughty but yummy!

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:25 pm

      It sounds fantastic Vickie. I’m all for a little bit of naughtiness 😉

  185. Emily Hutchinson

    22nd January 2016 at 9:48 am

    lemons. I’d make a lemon drizzle cake for a real treat 🙂

  186. Sarah Parker

    22nd January 2016 at 12:38 pm

    lemon curd for tarts 🙂

  187. Kim Styles

    22nd January 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I love almond and I think with the box of fruits I would first cook an apple bakewell obviously incorporating the almonds for the paste

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Ooh, you’ve got me dreaming about apple Bakewell now Kim. It sounds delicious, especially with freshly ground almonds.

  188. Lizzy Cooper

    22nd January 2016 at 1:42 pm

    the lemons, I’d make a lemon loaf!

  189. Barbara Handley

    22nd January 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Oranges. I like to start the day with fresh home made orange juice or lemon in hot water.

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:22 pm

      I’m a lemon in hot water kind of gal Barbara and never feel quite right if I don’t get a mug of it first thing in the morning.

  190. Georgina sudron

    22nd January 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Apples I would make a apple and cinnamon tart

  191. Lauren Main

    22nd January 2016 at 4:04 pm

    The apples for apple crumble!!

  192. steph lovatt

    22nd January 2016 at 4:27 pm

    The lemons and I’d make the lemon curd

  193. Lana

    22nd January 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I’d have to agree with you and go with the lemons! Your lemon curd recipe looks fantastic and despite making my own jams for several years I’ve never made my own lemon curd! The marmalade tomatoes look good too! You can’t beat organic tomatoes, great just roasted and served on crusty artisan bread.

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Ah Lana, as a preserver, you just have to try lemon curd 🙂

  194. Cheryl

    22nd January 2016 at 5:17 pm

    The way you’ve described the lemons has made me think of lemon drizzle cake, but I also like the idea of having the oranges fresh in a salad with beetroot

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Cakes are always a winner with me Cheryl but I do like the idea of your orange and beetroot salad.

  195. Alison

    22nd January 2016 at 5:47 pm

    The oranges, I might attempt marmalade

  196. lia sturman

    22nd January 2016 at 6:58 pm

    The apples would make apple pie my family would love one

  197. Catriona Pavey

    22nd January 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve make a lemon flavoured sponge with a warm honey glaze with the fresh lemons & honey. Its an absolute winner in our house 🙂

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Oh, I’m not surprised Catriona, it sounds gorgeous.

  198. Victoria Thurgood

    22nd January 2016 at 7:54 pm

    The apples for a nice pie

  199. David Crabb

    22nd January 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Sun dried tomatoes and then a juice with the oranges and apples!

  200. claire little

    22nd January 2016 at 8:27 pm

    lemons for lemon cake

  201. Anneka Hulse

    22nd January 2016 at 8:54 pm

    a lemon tart with the lemon curd

  202. Hayley Fraser

    22nd January 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Lemon curd, so retro – takes me back to my childhood! x

  203. Suzanne Roberts

    23rd January 2016 at 12:56 am

    I’d make lemon curd, love lots of fruit curds which are either unheard of or underrated by many people. I also like making fruit cheeses. So many lovely things in the boxes, yummy.

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:13 pm

      I’m a big fan of curs too Suzanne and have made many different flavours. I’ve also made fruit butters, but not cheese – yet!

  204. Cristín Williams

    23rd January 2016 at 6:46 am

    Apples are my favourite fruit! The fresher the better so you know in a produce box they will be fantastic

  205. Terrie

    23rd January 2016 at 6:48 am

    I have only ever had shop bought lemon curd so now you have really made me want to try some would love to win and give it a go x

  206. Matt Brasier

    23rd January 2016 at 7:10 am

    I love lemon curd

  207. Mary Baldwin

    23rd January 2016 at 7:12 am

    Apples – I would make a Dutch Apple Cake for all the family and serve it warm with some clotted cream.

  208. karen clapp

    23rd January 2016 at 7:20 am

    lemon curd- as a child my mum used to make lemon curd tarts..would love to bake some myself to relive my childhood memories 🙂

  209. Rebecca Roberts

    23rd January 2016 at 7:24 am

    The lemons and i would make lemon curd i also love lemons in water xxxx


    23rd January 2016 at 7:34 am

    The oranges & lemons to make a nice citrus sponge – with honey & almonds on top mmmmmm

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:11 pm

      I approve of this four in one Donna and it sounds delicious.

  211. Hayley Todd

    23rd January 2016 at 7:49 am

    I would use the kiwi fruit (one of my all time favourite fruits!) to make a yummy and very tasty Kiwi Cheesecake!

  212. Erica Price

    23rd January 2016 at 9:13 am

    The oranges. I’ve made a lot of jam, but never a curd and I like the sound of orange curd.

  213. Rich Hill

    23rd January 2016 at 9:39 am

    The lemons & lemon curd, I’d use them to make a sticky lemon pud.

  214. Debbie Henderson

    23rd January 2016 at 10:10 am

    The apples would make a toffee apple cake yummmm

  215. sarah bramble

    23rd January 2016 at 10:47 am

    Apples for me for apple pie x

  216. Tracey S Anderson

    23rd January 2016 at 10:57 am

    Oooooo lemons 🙂 I would make a lemon drizzle cake with those lovely lemons X x

  217. Michelle orchard

    23rd January 2016 at 11:49 am

    Definitely the Apples I would make Apple and rhubarb dumplings

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Oh my Michelle, I’d completely forgotten about apple dumplings and I’ve never had rhurbar dumplings, what a splendid idea.

  218. Julie Camm

    23rd January 2016 at 11:54 am

    Lemons…… and I would make a lovely tangy lemon meringue pie…

  219. Rebecca E

    23rd January 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I’d be making a lemon meringue pie, and roasting those delicious tomatoes with fresh rosemary

  220. ellie spider

    23rd January 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I think I would make a fresh lemon loaf cake first as we all love lemon cake and it tastes so much better when you make it using fresh rather than shop bought juice.

  221. Wendy Guy

    23rd January 2016 at 1:16 pm

    The apples would be my first choice to use for a delicious apple crumble for Sunday lunch.

  222. kerry miller

    23rd January 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I’ll definitely be trying that lemon curd recipe, it looks absolutely delicious

  223. tishist

    23rd January 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I like the look of the Marmande tomatoes and I’d make a salad

  224. Mandi

    23rd January 2016 at 2:19 pm

    The lemons caught my eye, and having 30+ chickens we always have an abundance of eggs, so it would have to be a lemon meringue pie.

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:07 pm

      I am so envious of your abundance of real eggs Mandi – how wonderful.

  225. Sara Owen

    23rd January 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I would love to use the lemon to try make lemon slices

  226. Dale Dow

    23rd January 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I would try to make the lemon curd from the lemons

  227. Heather Sneddon

    23rd January 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Apples – I feel an Eve’s pudding coming on!

  228. Eva Appleby

    23rd January 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I would use the Honey first as l love honey on my porridge and on toast

  229. Amy Beckett

    23rd January 2016 at 3:01 pm

    The lemon curd would be amazing for tart and my famous lemon drizzle cake. Yummy

  230. Anita hargreaves

    23rd January 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I’d use the honey first x

  231. Jeremy Andrews

    23rd January 2016 at 4:08 pm

    red garlic sounds interesting Wondering how different it is to taste.

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:01 pm

      I guess garlic connoisseurs could tell the difference Jeremy, but it’s certainly a pretty colour. Not that there was any in the box.

  232. Joanne Benham

    23rd January 2016 at 4:09 pm

    i would have to go for the lemons and make a lemon meringue pie, can’t beat fresh from the oven!

  233. Michelle lintern

    23rd January 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Would make an apple pie

  234. Susan Race

    23rd January 2016 at 4:21 pm

    The tomatoes – I would add them to a paella, or a pasta sauce

  235. Joanne Jackson

    23rd January 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Apples to make apple crumble

  236. Caroline Signey

    23rd January 2016 at 6:23 pm

    The blanched almonds, I’d make an almond tart

  237. ALK

    23rd January 2016 at 6:58 pm

    With fresh limes to make a difference to the ususal marmalade.

  238. sarah-dawn pope

    23rd January 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I would use the oranges to make a Pride of Andalucia cake, they look & taste amazing, yet are so simple to make

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:45 pm

      I’m intrigued by your Pride of Andalucia cake Sarah, it sounds quite exotic.

  239. Erica field

    23rd January 2016 at 7:04 pm

    My hubby lovers lemon curd, but I like all kinds. Its so tricky to decide. X

  240. claire davey

    23rd January 2016 at 8:01 pm

    lemon and make a lemon drizzle cake xx

  241. Joanne Heath

    23rd January 2016 at 8:05 pm

    The box looks brilliant, the lemons and lemon curd recipe catch my eye. I have never made that homemade before always bought it homemade from others. It would be great to have a go and have it on toast!

  242. Sarah Davies

    23rd January 2016 at 8:51 pm

    The jar of aromatic honey looks lovely. At the moment though much as I would like to be using the lemons for lemon curd I’d be more likely to use them for hot lemon and honey!

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Oh dear Sarah, are you not well? Hope you get better soon.

  243. Lucy Chester

    23rd January 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Tomato and tomato soup

  244. Oksana Fitzgerald

    23rd January 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I love big organic tomatoes. These remind me of ones my mum used to grow. They were lovely in a salad with fresh dill and fresh garlic.

    • Choclette

      24th January 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Not sure I’ve ever thought to use dill with garlic. I will try it now.

  245. Jason Tolliss

    23rd January 2016 at 10:14 pm

    The tomatoes, I would make a ragu with the onions and garlic.

  246. Henry B

    23rd January 2016 at 10:15 pm

    The tomatoes look great.

  247. Margery L

    23rd January 2016 at 10:33 pm

    so many choices, the tomatos with puff pastry and feta to make a delicious tart, the apples in to a warming winter crumble, lemons and oranges are screaming pancakes at me 🙂

  248. Amy Jo McLellan

    23rd January 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Those lovely lemons – maybe I’d try and make my own curd!

  249. Carole S. HISCOCK

    23rd January 2016 at 11:07 pm

    I would use the lovely Lemons and attempt to make a Lemon Meringue Pie, I remember my mom making them, but to be honest I don’t think I could ever re-create that memory, so sweet x


    23rd January 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I’d make a lemon drizzle sponge cake filled with lemon curd

  251. Lauren Chaplin

    23rd January 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Lemon Curd


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