Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Scarlet Citrus Day!

Blogger of the Day: Amy at Fragrant Vanilla Cake
Pubs: Rawlicious Desserts

Today we're celebrating scarlet-colored citrus...Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Oranges and all the others that look normally orange on the outside but are pink, rosy or deep red on the inside! The color may come from nutrients in the fruit or sometimes it develops in response to cold weather but either way these varieties are sweetsweetsweet! They're usually available from January through March so this is peak time...scoop them up if you see them on sale and enjoy the colorful surprise inside!  :)

Amy's marvelous citrus mini pies are the perfect stage for the sensational drama of Blood Oranges. Costumed in buttery date caramel, these brilliant red beauties glitter against a sweetsalty backdrop of dates and pecans. Amy is an artistic genius when it comes to assembling a dream cast of flavors and presenting them in a stellar show...see for yourself!  :)

Have you tried scarlet-hued oranges? Do you bake or cook or make salads with them? What other surprising fruits are your favorites?  :)

Celebrate some more with our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this amazing blog- such beautiful presentation. I love blood oranges and like them in a beetroot salad/ slaw maybe with walnuts or cumin seeds. I found out that dragon fruit can be halved and frozen and spooned out of its skin like sorbet- easy. healthy snack. Cutting a dragon fruit for the first time was a surprise because of the colour contrast :)