Take Two Deals and Make Clementine Cake

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Darling clementines are now in season. To celebrate here in New York City, Fresh Direct is offering a free 5lb box of clementines with every order. Just enter code JUICY when you check out.

Also, almond meal is now available at Trader Joe's for just $3.49 a pound. Almond meal is often sold for twice that or more. In case you go hunting for it like I did, in NYC's 14th Street Trader Joe's almond meal is available on the bottom shelf of the nuts section, not in the baking section.

Put these two special ingredients together to make Nigella Lawson's Christmas Clementine Cake. Here's the recipe.

The recipe is unique but easy. Boiling clementines -- skin and all -- for two hours and then whizzing them through the food processor makes the batter.

This recipe reminds me of the No Knead Bread that's getting so much attention in the food blog world. Like the bread's long rise, simmering clementines takes some patience, but not much effort.