Winter citrus holds a kind of magic that is the antidote to dismal days. It doesn't take much, sometimes just a wheel of Meyer lemon floating in my Earl Grey is a fine pick-me-up. Blood oranges are my favorite of all the winter citrus. They tend to be extra-aromatic and their gorgeous ruddy peels hint at a deep crimson interior. Their flavor is more pungent than regular oranges and they tend to be less acidic. I'm prone to peel and eat one while standing over the sink (so juicy!) but lately I've been adding them to my morning smoothie. The flavor seems to give me an extra ounce of zip and I'm sure the vitamin C doesn't hurt, either.
I wanted to bring this old post to the forefront, as it’s my favorite turkey brine recipe ever, and because it’s—gulp—the week before Thanksgiving! What just happened? We still have Halloween candy in our house. (Not sure how that’s possible.) Be sure to read through all the instructions in the link below…but here are the […]