Posts Tagged ‘oranges’

The Beauty of Blood Oranges




In Canada we get excited when local fruit comes into season. Early spring is rhubarb season, then as the days get longer and warmer more fruits and vegetables take front and centre stage. But when it comes to imported and tropical fruits, it seems we tend to take them for granted; you can always get an orange, they seem to be the same year round. But of course there are growing seasons for oranges too, and the best time of the year for Blood oranges is right now, from January to May. Continue »

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 »