get thee to a marketplace

... Because the blood oranges are here! They're a late-winter/early-spring obsession of mine for so many reasons!

I admit, I first started buying them because of the name. I've never been interested in the huge vampire trend, but I do like saying I'm eating a blood orange. So dramatic! Suddenly lemons sound bland.

And then they're just so gosh darn pretty. Like stained glass you can eat.

They don't taste plain orange; they taste more like orange-raspberry. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

They convince me that spring is on its way.


  1. I love blood oranges and I really enjoy your homage to their sweet, tart, yummy-goodness!

  2. I always knew you had great taste, Julia! :)

  3. I always wondered what they looked like on the inside and how they tasted. Now I'm going to have to try one!

  4. I am right there with you. I adore these oranges! I eat them in salads, I squeeze them to make juice, and sometimes I just eat the sections--delish!

  5. I've NEVER eaten one! But now I so want to try it:)