Entries Tagged as 'Citrus'

Pixie Tangerine

May 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Citrus, Tangerine

I just ate three pixie tangerines for lunch without batting an eyelash. And they were good — really good. Don’t worry, I’m not going all fruitarian on you, I can barely succeed at simple things like limiting dairy. Last night I had macaroni and cheese for dinner and the meal before that included fries and [...]

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Pommelo

February 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Citrus, pummelo

If you pride yourself on your pithy prose, then this is the fruit for you! Let’s talk about pith. Or actually, let’s learn a new word today — albedo. I heard this word on one of the tours at the UC Riverside Citrus Collection a few weeks ago and I jotted it down to look [...]

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Cool Tool: Apostrophe Orange Peeler

February 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Citrus, Tool

Cool Tool is an ongoing series where I highlight crazy stuff related to fruit. You can see more over here. Today we have an entry in the “You-paid-how-much-for-ANOTHER-tool-for-cutting-fruit?” category. You could keep using the $1 version but of course all your friends will be judging you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Apostrophe Orange Peeler [...]

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The Solar System Project

February 3rd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Citrus

Sometimes I just miss being in fourth grade. My afternoon started out simple enough with me photographing all the citrus on my table and the next thing you know I’m googling the relative size of the planets to make my very own solar system out of citrus. You really can not imagine how torn I [...]

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UC Riverside Citrus Variety Collection

February 2nd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Citrus

Last Thursday I had the extraordinary and somewhat life changing (oh yes, I like to be dramatic) privilege of visiting the UC Riverside Citrus Variety Collection. I didn’t realize it until arriving but this was the first time the collection had been open for this type of viewing in at least 20 years, if not [...]

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Bergamot Iced Tea

January 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Citrus, recipe

I write this post with great relief as I have been fiddling with these bergamots since last week and haven’t been able to come up with anything that I would even remotely be willing to tell you about. Until now. I tried a cookie, a truffle, another scone and some white chocolate bergamot bark — [...]

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Name that citrus!

January 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Citrus

How is it possible that January is almost over? I haven’t even failed at my resolutions yet. Something must be wrong. Maybe it is the 80 degree January weather. I know I live in San Diego and all, but really?!? The trees in my front yard are so confused that they are blooming wildly, which [...]

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Bergamot Orange

January 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Citrus, orange

I finally got my hands on a bergamot orange this week and I have been scheming about what I’m going to do with the luscious rind. Heidi from 101 Cookbooks just happened to post a recipe for gorgeous citrus salts a few days ago, which are a definite possibility. But I am thinking I want [...]

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Mango Orange | Vaniglia Sanguigno

January 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Citrus, Mango, orange

I realized this weekend that I do not have even one mango reviewed on this website. I was truly puzzled by this discovery because I would list the mango as one of my very favorite fruit of all time. It was the first “exotic” fruit introduced to me by my grandmother when I was five [...]

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Clementine Cuties + the sweetest Christmas poem you’ll read this year

December 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Citrus, mandarin, orange

I have mentioned this briefly before, but when I was a little girl Santa always brought a nice plump orange to fill the toe of my stocking. Since then, I have heard repeatedly that people receive a clementine and when I saw these Cuties at the store, I had to pick them up. Even though [...]

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