Monday, February 28, 2011

I'm Back! With lots of oranges.

So I took a week off the blog and now I have lots of exciting things I want to blog about. You should be gorging on citrus right now. I know we all miss watermelon and real tomatoes, but mother nature planned it so you can love citrus exclusively, not being distracted by cantalope or peaches.

I usually just peel an orange and eat it like candy. I used to smother my grapefruit with powered sugar but now I eat it straight or eat it mixed with orange. I can eat a pretty big bowl of this in one day. It makes me feel sunny and cheerful.

Here is a fun video on how to peel citrus. I don't cut out the segments - I just peel and chop. Make sure you use a freshly sharpened knive.

I got this one at Walmart 3 years ago for $30 and I use it on the JAHenkles knives we got as a wedding present 27 years ago - and it works great! A must have if you are constantly chopping up plants to eat.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I didn't know bergamot had an edible fruit, and the size of an orange! I just thought it was grown for fragrance & that the flowers were used in perfumes. However after having just read about the fruit, I don't think it would be my favorite citrus - with taste between a lemon & grapefruit. But if I ever see it at the coop I'll buy it & see for myself.