Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sunshine in a Box

And now back to our regularly scheduled blog posts. It seems like a long time since I've done a normal post, but here I am with the holidays packed away in boxes and the tires of my life back in their tracks.

Speaking of boxes, our co-operative market is having their annual citrus sale this week... cases and cases of grapefruits, pink and white, and naval, cara cara, juice and blood oranges, all at rock bottom prices. This might be the highlight of January for me for two reasons: I love food, and I love a great deal. I picked up a case of pink grapefruit and a case of juice oranges, but I'm going back for another case of juice oranges on Friday. I feel like 100 of them just won't be enough. Fresh squeezed is the only orange juice I'll drink; I'd rather not have any than drink the stuff from concentrate. It's too bitter and acidic tasting.

We have a juicer attachment for our Kitchenaid Mixer, which I'd probably use if I was going to make a pitcher of juice. But for a glass or two, I prefer this vintage Waring hand juicer that my mother passed down to me. Just put a half an orange in the hopper...press... and pour. A little pulp can get by, but I don't find it offensive when I have a glass of this sweet, sunny nectar.


Kitt said...

What an awesome juicer! I haven't seen one like that before.

That's quite the citrus haul! I get fresh lemons from my California connection and juice those to freeze, but I could never get through that many oranges and grapefruit.

Anonymous said...

Geez, those oranges and grapefruits look better than the ones I can get here in FL! They always ship the best stuff out to you poor suffering buggers in the great white north to keep you from getting scurvy.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Oh what a wonderful January gift. I don't think we have anything like that here. I love fresh orange juice.

Vicki said...

Cool juicer! Looks like it's much more efficient than my stupid wooden thing.

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