Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Orange Face

I've mentioned our two blood orange trees before and how we nursed them back to health after they hadn't been watered for over a year. Remember? Anyway, this year we have been graced with a ton of fruit, and it's been our first experience with blood oranges.


Friends. These things are amazing. They do taste a little different from a regular orange - almost like there's a little grapefruit thrown in the mix. They aren't tart at all - just yummy, sweet, and juicy.


I know, I know - there are some who are squeamish and can't get past the "blood" part. But, for real people? It's not blood. It's just yummy red goodness.


A few weeks ago I noticed a little orange on the tree with a split in its skin. I told Doug, "That needs a couple of googly eyes" and he laughed. Who's laughing now?

{ Orange Face }

Between our freezing temps at night, the birds who have discovered these yummy fruits, and me picking those within my reach, these oranges are going fast. We have plans with some friends for blood orange margaritas at the end of this month...need to save a few for that!

How about you?
Have you ever tried a blood orange?
I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance.
And if we were neighbors, I'd give you one {or two} from our tree.

13 comments:

Sian said...

I'm one of the squeamish ones lol but you have made them seem a lot less scary with those googly eyes!

debs14 said...

Love the googly eyed one! I can remember having blood oranges when I was little. They seemed so exotic!

furrypig said...

I do wish we were neighbours that would be fab! I have had blood oranges before and they are yummy! It must be amazing to have them (or any citrus fruit) growing in the garden. Dad is doing ok at the moment thanks Chemo amking him feel really tired they are thinking of trying something new scan shows no changes not any better but not any worse. xxx

Alison said...

I DO like the sound of the margaritas...I haven't seen blood oranges for years!
Alison xx

Gail said...

I do like the sound of those margaritas. Haven't had a blood orange yet - I'll have to check them out if I ever see them in the market.

alexa said...

Arrgh, just lost my comment - blooming verification! We don't often get blood oranges here but when we do, I do buy them. Glad your caring towards the trees has been rewarded :).

Stephanie said...

I have! they're supposed to have a lot of health benefits too, I read somewhere.

Amy said...

Blood oranges are TE's favourite - he'd be even more convinced if drinks were involved!

Irene said...

Never had one. Will look for them now. Those Maggie's sound great. Love that cute red orange with those big eyes.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Too. Funny.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Love those googly eyes.

Ruth said...

Googly-eyed orange is brilliant! Not sure I've ever tried a blood orange, but maybe I should ...

Jimjams said...

I love blood oranges - must look out for them next time I'm in town. Yours will be super yummy being straight from the tree. Love Orange Face - he's cute!

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