Friday, January 4, 2019

Sweetness of Winter

Have you ever tried Cara Cara Navel Oranges?

They are my favorite orange.  Our local store has them in the late fall from South Africa and now in winter they are from California.  They are more expensive than regular navel oranges….but then when buying fresh fruits I never let the price sway me one way or the other.

I complain to who ever is in the produce department if they are not in their usual spot.  Way up here in the frozen North we need every bit of sunshine goodness we can get.

More cara cara oranges

They are juicy and seedless, yes the flesh is a beautiful rose color. An accident of nature a cross between two different orange trees…a delightful accident.

Cara Cara oranges

Just my opinion…they are a tad bit tart but still sweet enough…perhaps with berry like notes if you are an orange connoisseur. I slice them into small wedges and throw them in a bowl for breakfast.

Oh yes that is an orange cutting board…just for oranges and other fruits.

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26 comments:

  1. It looks a bit like a grapefruit does inside! I will have to check and see if I can get one here and try it.

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  2. I have never had one. I'll have to look for them next time I am at the store.

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  3. They look really good! I had never heard of them either.

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  4. I have had them before. We don't always have them available, but I love them, too! :-)

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  5. Love the "orange" colored board, just determined by color or is it something special? Thank you for the Vitamin C story - I don't eat much fruit (it looks delicious).

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    1. I bought it special for slicing fruit. I also have a white board marked with a sharpie “chicken”

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  6. Hmm, these are new to me as well. I don't eat many oranges; perhaps, I'll give them a try.

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  7. Thank you for the recommend, Connie. I'm going to look for these oranges next time I'm at the store. Love, Andrea xoxo

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  8. Never heard of them. They look juicy and good. :)

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  9. Love them! Can’t get them very often though.

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  10. I've had Blood oranges and I wondered if these were just another name for them. Googled them and found that the Cara Cara is the result of a mutation of the navel orange that happened in Venezuela. The blood orange is not the same. I learn something every day.

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  11. Never heard of these oranges but next time I am buying fruit I will look for them

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  12. These are new to me, but I'm on the look out for them now

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  13. I have tried these and I love them. You are right, they are sunshine on a winter's day.
    Blessings to you both this weekend.

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  14. I've never heard of them. Wonder if we have them in our stores here? I will look next time I'm there.

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  15. I also thought they were a grapefruit. I’ve never heard of them. I’ll have to keep an eye out at our grocery store. Thanks! Blessings, Betsy

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  16. I will now look for these oranges.

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  17. I will look for these oranges, they sure look pretty. I buy fresh fruit several times a week and treat myself to any fruit I want.

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  18. diane in northern wisJanuary 4, 2019 at 7:31 PM

    Your oranges do look yummy, Connie. But I must admit that I have never heard of them! We're up north too....I wonder if we get them around here. I'll have to check. Thanks for the tip!

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  19. I am not aware of Cara Cara oranges. I don't think I have ever seen them in the supermarket where I shop.

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  20. Well, I'm in California, and I never heard of Cara Cara oranges. I'll have to go look for some. Could they be like what is called blood oranges? They do look like ruby grapefruit!

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    1. No not blood oranges, I bet you can find Cara Caras in CA!

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  21. I have seen them, but am not sure if I have tried them. I love a good orange, and will have to buy a couple of these to check them out.

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  22. Yum! They look great. I believe I've had them and I get those little tiny one called Cuties. These are hard to find but worth it if you do!

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  23. I've never heard of them nor had them but they look delicious! I've had the blood oranges that are darker in flesh than that ans they are also very good. We don't get a lot of variety around here but it looks like you do well in your neck of the woods...enjoy!

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  24. I think maybe I saw these in the grocery store once. I love oranges! Those look delicious!

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