Posts Tagged ‘clementines’

Oh My Darling Clementine




My mother-in-law grew up in the dirty thirties, and whenever Christmas rolls around she trots out the old story about how one Christmas all she and each of her her ten siblings got was an orange. I don’t think she is unique in this regard; stories of folks giving and receiving an orange, or tangerine or clementine for Christmas are part of the lore surrounding the holiday. And from what I understand, it was a pretty magical gift in snowy New Brunswick during the Great Depression; exotica from another land, maybe California or Jaffa, a small miracle you can hold in your hand. Continue »

Detox Before New Year’s Eve

This is the time of year when we are most susceptible to colds and flu. During the holidays we are stressed, drinking too much, eating too much and not enough of it green or healthy foods, and generally just being brats. Add in the cold weather and you’ve got a perfect recipe for nasty cold. The last thing we want is to be standing at the big New Year’s Eve bash with a runny nose and pounding headache. Continue »