Thank you for checking out my website. I really hope this is a place I can write all of the things I want to, published on my own terms. I hope to use this as both a brain dump and place to collect my thoughts on food, TV, music and more, with more than a few recipes.
I’ve been debating for a really long time how to start this off, and all I could keep thinking of was citrus fruits, because nothing is more comforting and joy-bringing more to me right now than a ripe orange.
One of the purest gifts from nature is the beauty of perfectly ripe, in-season fruit. It bursts with juice and sweetness that can beat any artificial candy. And this winter, even more than in the past, getting to eat healthy, natural sources of immune-boosting vitamins that also taste sweet as can be makes me feel nothing short of lucky to be able to take a bite.
Sumo oranges. Blood oranges. Meyer Lemons I can eat like clementines. There’s endless possibilities if you just spend a few extra minutes browsing the produce section, whether it’s virtual or in real life. And while grocery shopping now prevents us from being able to smell produce through our masks and screens, when you get home, make sure to bask in their fresh smell that is better than any perfume.
Aside from tasting amazing, citrus fruits are so beneficial for your health, and relatively easy to add to your diet. Adding some limes into your smoothie, making winter salads with lemony dressing and squeezing fresh oranges for your Sunday mimosa can help you add a wealth of vitamins to your diet, and help boost your immune system.
Personally, I’ve been experimenting with fresh-squeeze juice. Navel oranges with a little lime and grapefruit. Blood red oranges and tangelos juice that stains your lips red. In a time filled with so much dread and bad news, I’m trying to eat and drink things that truly bring me pure joy, and this little extra morning indulgence does just that.