We provide you with some of the the best fruit Gisborne has to offer. In season and picked fresh the day before dispatch.
When in season we offer oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit, lemonade, avocados, tamarillos, passionfruit, feijoas, persimmon, kaffir lime leaves and organic garlic.
Currently we have 🍊, grapefruit and yen ben lemons 🍋 in season. Avocados 🥑 start 30th October.
If you had told me a few years ago our family was going to be on the cover of Life & Leisure magazine because we were selling citrus online, I would have said…go and get yourself another drink!
But that’s exactly where we found ourselves. In the early days of the business I dreamed they might do a short promo piece on Twisted Citrus – a paragraph or two on their products page – so with my less-than-meagre advertising budget, I went direct.
I emailed the food editor, cold-calling at its worst. Serendipitously, she had ordered from Twisted Citrus and was keen to tell our story (happy dance…).
The interview and photoshoot was set around orange harvest.
Naturally, my main concern was not the ripeness and abundance of the fruit, but what I would wear. Do I go real (the ugly old clothes I wear to work most days) or do I dress up for the camera? After much deliberating, I opted for the middle ground (with a smidgen of extra effort on hair and make-up).
The kids were most excited about having the day off school!
After the interview we headed out to the orchard for the photos.
The photographer was amazing with the kids and our dog, Ziggy, getting them to do all sorts of poses around the house and orchard. However, after around six hours, they started to pack it in. I wasn’t surprised – even my face felt sore from smiling.
During the day it was decided that our deck would make a great cover photo. Yikes! We felt excited and sick in equal measures at the prospect that we could end up on the front cover. So here we are!
There is a little story to this perfect family image that ended up on the cover. Firstly, we are not a perfect family…they don’t exist!
The kids were fighting over the orange juice from first thing that morning.
When it came time for the family shots, naturally things devolved into a power struggle over every minute detail…who sits by Dad, what t-shirt to wear, how much OJ to pour, who was playing with Ziggy, and every time Sandy and I were I were distracted more juice disappeared! Isn’t it amazing how effortlessly perfect we look? Haha 😂. Enjoy your family time during the holidays!
Finding new ways to nurture and nourish myself. This raw #arugula #fennel
and #navelorange #salad
is one of my favorites. Simple dressing with equal parts orange juice and olive oil plus salt and pepper. I’m adding more fennel bulb to the shopping list!