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. 😆

Facts from Food Reference.

{ 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!


Simple Mindz January 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

::bows:: 😉

oh, yeah…Tag! Your it!



Rebecca January 5, 2008 at 11:22 am

Very impressive! 🙂


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…


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.


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..


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 😛 they’re also a lot sweeter than the hard-to-peel oranges.


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