I’ve Got Skillz

January 4, 2008

Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of oranges. Partially because they are in season and, therefore, the organic variety have been on sale. Though, really, it’s because they’re just super delicious and I love them.

Here are the remains of my latest tasty treat:

Orange Peel

No, your eyes are not deceiving you; that is one, long orange peel. That’s right, you may now bow down to my mad orange-peeling skillz. ;-)

So, since I’m on an orange kick, here are a few fun facts about oranges:

  • The orange is technically a hesperidum, a type of berry.
  • The orange was the first fresh fruit to bear a trademark. In 1919 the California Fruit Growers Exchange burned ‘Sunkist’ on their oranges.
  • Almost 40% of the orange crop in the U.S. goes to make frozen concentrate.
  • Florida produces about 70% of the total U.S. crop, and 90% of its production goes to make juice.
  • Brazil produces more oranges than any other country.

Next time you’re at a cocktail party, feel free to make use of them. :lol:

Facts from Food Reference.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara January 4, 2008 at 9:58 pm

now that is impressive….and I’m going to be trying it tomorrow morning!

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Simple Mindz January 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

::bows:: ;-)

oh, yeah…Tag! Your it!

http://simple-mindz.net/?p=227

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Rebecca January 5, 2008 at 11:22 am

Very impressive! :)

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GG January 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Hmm, such skill and grace. Although I like oranges, I find I don’t consume them much in the winter months. Although I too live in So Cal, here in the mountains we don’t get the best produce with only one tiny organic market. Still, I am enjoying juicing and actually had some lime juice from someone’s tree…my neighbors brought them up.

Enjoyed popping in and put you in my reader…

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Binary Blonde January 5, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Sara – It’s fun to try! Though, it may take some practice to get the entire peel off at once. It’s taken me eating (and peeling) lots of oranges to get it right. ;-)

Simple Mindz – D’oh! Okies, I’ll get on that tag tonight.

Rebecca – Thankyouthankyouverymuch. And now for my next trick…

GG – I dunno if I’d associate the word “grace” with me. Teehee! It’s sad that you don’t get much fresh produce, especially living here in So Cal.

I adore juicing. I juice anything and everything, especially stuff that has gotten too ripe to eat whole. Mmmm, fresh lime juice just picked sounds so delicious.

Thanks! You’re on my reader, too.

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Keith February 16, 2008 at 9:09 am

I’m from Canada and haven’t even seen a orange tree. They do grow on trees don’t they? lol. I like oranges but hate to peel them. I wear glasses too and it never fails.. I get squirted in the face and have to clean my specks. But I guess that beats getting it in the eye..

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Nico March 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Oranges come in good and evil kinds. The good ones peal easily… the bad ones though,… they’re a real chore to peal!

Looks like you had a good on there :P they’re also a lot sweeter than the hard-to-peel oranges.

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