Warm Pears and oranges

Tender pears and Mandarin oranges prove to be a delightful dessert when warmed in a slow cooker.  As I have shared in previous posts, fruit desserts are some of my favorites. Of course, they can also be served with a slice of pound cake, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, or even…

blood oranges and blood orange products

   have you noticed all of the blood orange products at the market these days?  i have seen everything from the fresh fruit to facial creams and cleansers.  the color of this fruit has sparked a great deal of interest, since the fresh fruit has red pigment which is high in antioxidants.   they are…

citrus for breakfast

grapefruit for breakfast has always been a favorite for me.  especially during the winter months, when i look for something refreshing and bright.  i decided to peel and slice this morning, as i often see Martha do in her magazine.  i just topped with a bit of powdered sugar.  she suggests using a drizzle of…

best time of year to increase your vitamin C

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. typically when we think about Vitamin C, we think about citrus fruits.  in the wintertime, i usually like to stock up and eat grapefruit, oranges, cuties, or even tangerines.  i make dishes that include lemons, like lemon chicken or fish with lemon. at Christmas this…

tiny orange brunch muffins

  for those of you who love muffins, but don’t want to face the calorie count, this is a recipe for you.  these muffins offer a tiny pop of orange flavor and just the right amount of bread for any brunch table. the recipe is from p. Allen Smith’s seasonal recipes from the garden cookbook, which by…

glazed orange chicken thighs

  i never get tired of another new chicken recipe.  i have tried hundreds over the years and usually fall back on some favorites. this recipe is one that i will make again, as the sticky orange glaze is quite tasty. the recipe comes from everyday food, Martha Stewart’s magazine that recently was discontinued.  the…

candied orange and grapefruit peels

this christmas, i made candied orange and grapefruit peels, from a colonial williamsburg recipe.  these candied peels are delicious and so very easy to make.  they look lovely in a glass compote or on a cookie tray. to begin, decide which citrus fruit to use for your candy.  lemon, orange and grapefruit peels work nicely. …