Talk about fruit beauty..Blood Oranges..Oranges Sanguines~
I ♥ the look of them and what we do with them..
One day..I decided to go through old magazines I have been keeping (hoarding? No..keeping..)
I threw out all my Bon Appétits..save a few..since before 1999!
and oh so many Food and Drink..since 1999 on..
It pained me..but I did go through many to see..if I should keep or let go..
This magazine ..the latter..is free when you shop at an LCBO.
I am quite distraught we missed the last one..Winter 2015..
But..not all is lost as I did keep this recipe because of the blood oranges..
Blood orange..radish..red onion..celery ..and mint salad.From Food and Drinl 2005 I think..
C'est une belle salade!
I made 2 one for Jacques and one pour moi..
You need..one blood orange each..
Some radishes..to your taste..some thin slices of red onion..some finely diced celery..and some fresh mint..
Take 2 tbsps of fresh blood oj.. and 1/4 cup of Olive Oil..and freshly ground pepper..
Drizzle over your pretty salad~
C'est vraiment bon!
I wanted to put the rest of the blood oranges to good use..so I tried painting them..
In this space you will see nothing;)
Then I read about blood orange marmalade..
next time..I will try and find my fave marmalade recipe that I have safely placed somewhere amidst oh 40 yrs of recipes..and make that one..
I did however read about marmalade in the microwave..since I only use that below the counter appliance for reheating..
I thought I would give this marmalade a try..
So..I took 2 blood oranges..
Depitted..and de middle pithed....and chopped..
I ended up w/ 1 full cup of blood orange pieces..
The recipe said to add an equal amount of sugar..to place in a microwave safe bowl..
I used my 4 qt Pyrex..and let it go for the 8 minutes..
NEXT time..I will start checking and stirring after 5 minutes..I bet 5-6 minutes would have been ample..
It's a tad thick..but good and quick..next time even quicker:)
I have a great rhubarb microwave jam recipe..and as soon as I find it this summer and make it:) I will share~
I am still so in love with mini Bonne Maman jars.
I parted with one ..I brought scones to Donella one day and packaged them up w/ a wee jar..
I kid you not..Jacques walked by the little package and said: "C'est trop cute"~
He even likes the minis:)
The cute Hello and wreath are from We Lived Happily Ever After~
Thank you Hannah.
Sunday.. after 3 of the boys left our home after having had a sleepover..
I made these from Averie Cooks and they were a hit with not only the 3 boys..but Noah also who came to say bye before his trip to Disney..
I didn't have chunks..used chips..it took 100 to line them up:)
I was browsing my new Dorie Greenspan book.. Baking Chez Moi and there was a recipe for a loaf cake that used oranges or clementines.. The St-Pierre Poppy Seed Cake~I thought why not use the last Blood Orange? I loved the name and the anectdote enough to try it~
It's a lovely little loaf cake..and since the mold I was using was a touch smaller than the recommended pan..I made 4 minis too..
I will bring a couple to Donella.
This is the 3rd of Dorie's books that I have..and really everything just turns out perfect.
The recipe is very easy and what I like ..is that there's a little twist here and there w/ Dorie's recipes..Like having our impeccably clean hands rub the sugar w/ the rind..Makes so much sense..flavors naturally and perfectly.
You could easily and happily add some of that powder you can see here.
That all you need is a whisk and a spatula..I love to get away from the noise somethimes..
The double sheets..and a silicone mat..etc..
Little niceties that assure a perfectly baked good.
You probably have everything you need right in your home if you have oranges and poppy seeds.
Her husband tasted this cake/loaf and brought some home and asked her to make it..She is good..:)
So Downton is done..for this Season~
I'll miss it!
I won't say anything incase some of you have PVRd it like both my daughters;)
I will say I would have loved to see it even more I think ..this Christmas..
And Jacques had said it was 2 hrs.. it was 1.5 hrs..I wanted it to last longer.
A friend asked me to look at this..and I thought I would share with you in case you had not seen it..
Have you seen this Downton video?