Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Orange.

I consider myself an Orange Connoisseur.

Yes, I enjoy and analyze citrus, much like one would with wine.

I love them. Oranges, tangerines, tangelos. Blood oranges, clementines, Valencia and Navel alike. Mmmmmm.

so this afternoon, I put together a snack.
200 calories worth of raw almonds, one carrot, and an orange from yesterday's farmer's market.

And the way I eat my food, is exceptionally specific. I eat what I should eat first, not necessarily the least delectable, but certainly not the most. This builds, and leads up to my favorite thing on my plate, which, in this case, is just the most beautiful, fragrant orange.

But then I peeled it.
And oh my God, if a fruit could be a Mudblood, this orange would TOTALLY be a Mudblood.
(That's a tribute to Harry Potter by the way, for those of you who aren't in the know).

Half blood orange. Half regular orange.
Who knew?

Maybe this is common knowledge.
Maybe I am not the Connoisseur I thought I was.
Or maybe, I just scored some Alien Orange.

Either way, I'm digging it.
Yeeeeaaaah... Half Blood Orange! (Though maybe not as good in Potions class).

I went way nerdy there.

p.s. Orange you glad I didn't say Cookie?

Seriously though, the geek inside me is getting more dominant.


TJ said...

Yipeee the comment box! lol Man that orange looks DELISH! I love citrus...but I tend to OD and get hives. lol :) My in-laws have an orange tree and WOW they are yummy! I need to be cut off when I go to their house! lol :)

South Beach Steve said...

I know exactly what you mean when you rave about the oranges. I am the same way with apples. Mmm! I find myself being one of the few people that can easily rattle off my top 5 favorite varieties, even down to the best time of year on some of them.

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