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finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

few words wednesday

i love blood oranges...they are coming into season.

"let thy food be thy medicine."

The blood orange is a variety of orange (Citrus sinensis) with crimson, blood-colored flesh. The fruit is smaller than an average orange; its skin is usually pitted, but can be smooth. The distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of anthocyanin, a pigment common to many flowers and fruit, but uncommon in citrus fruits.[1] Sometimes there is dark coloring on the exterior of the rind as well, depending on the variety of blood orange. The degree of coloration depends on light, temperature and variety.[2]
The blood orange is often described as a hybrid between the pomelo and the tangerine, but it is actually just a mutation of a sweet orange.[3]

try one if you haven't yet.

all info from google....and first photo.


Darla said...

I don't like oranges........does this one taste real citrusy? I know a Florida Native and I don't eat oranges...........weird.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful and unusual. I've never seen them here but will look when I'm in the produce section this afternoon. I love trying new things.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love navel oranges---but not sure about the BLOOD orange.. Have never heard of it. Too bad it doesn't have a better name than "blood".... Sorta turned me off!!!! ha...

Interesting though...

tina said...

I will try to look at these oranges in a new light from now on. The word blood just kind of does me in with them though. The name rose orange would be so much more palatable-can we start a campaign to change the name?:)

Lola said...

I've never had one of these. Must try one. I do like red grapefruit.

marmee said...

Hello everybody...i thought the same thing....blood....what a horrible choice for a name. but once i tasted i was hooked. don't remember where i was but i was definitely changed.

darla, yes is does taste like citrus but different too...just try at least one section.

i almost didn't post this coz i figured everyone must have tried this but i am so glad i did. they are really delicious...let me know what you think.


if you are an orange fan you will be under a spell with these...the name has to be overlooked. try it for me and let me know.


i know the name should have been thought out a little better....i want to suck your blood oranges just doesn't go over well with the masses. but believe me you will love them if you like oranges.
how does one go about such a campaign?


i love red grapefruit too but these are very orange tasting but very different than the norm...let me know if you like them.

happy september everyone!

Susie said...

I do like oranges but have never tasted one of these. I think they are pretty too! Like the first picture of it.

marmee said...

susie...please give them a will not be dissapointed.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love blood oranges but we only see them here for a very short time.

Marmee, I saw the comment you left at Betsy's blog about the photos and thought I would stop by and say hi.

To get them bigger you are going to have to go to a different template or at least take out the side border. The changed are made in the HTML on the layout page. If you are comfortable with that I can send you instructions. My email address in on my profile.


Re said...

I love blood oranges too.

RuneE said...

We had them when I was a child - I think they have stopped selling them around here.

marmee said...


you are the first one who has even tried them and you like them....blood orange sisters.

marmee said...

you should see if you could find them again...but you didn't say if you liked them>?

marmee said...


somehow i bypassed your comment...i didn't even see it.
but i came back to make a few changes to the photos and noticed it. thank you for visiting "things i love." i am going to try to look at the layout page and see if i feel comfortable with the html. i will let you could be a week or so...we are getting ready for company today for a week.
thanks judy.
so glad you have tried and like blood oranges...i could be their spokesperson. i love them.
happy september.