Category: Citrus

Paloma Blanca

I went the first half of my life disliking grapefruit and most other bitter things. I can’t pinpoint when it happened, but one day, I just started craving pink grapefruit. Something about that sweet, bittery pulp became so delicious and refreshing. After becoming a…

Vanilla Scented Orange-Lemon Bourbon Sour and some notes on Vanilla

Vanilla Scented Orange-Lemon Bourbon Sour and some notes on Vanilla Serves 1 1/2 c Fresh Orange Juice (I used Navel oranges from my mom’s tree, but Valencias yield great juice) 1/4 c American Prairie Bourbon 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (I used half Eureka…

Vegan Blood Orange & Coconut Velvet Cake.

One of my favorite memories of my life is of picking oranges. I was little. The sky was clear and blue and the sun was shining in the way that southern California does, big and bright. The air in the grove had this overwhelming…

Hey there, Pamplemousse: The One Where I went Grapefruit Picking in the Valley by Myself and then Made Cookies.

Thank goodness for Vegan Yack Attack. I had no idea Vegan MoFo (Vegan Month of Food) was approaching in September. I’m glad I know now as I’m headed to Maui September 2nd and now I have time to prepare some posts for when I’m…

Bergamot Orange Semolina Cake w/ Olive Oil & Thyme.

  Last year I saw this cake on Eat the Love. All of the components really jumped out at me, as Eat the Love recipes often do. I start reading the flavors and in my mind I’m going down the ingredient list saying yes….

Valencia Orange Ice Cream w/ Olive Oil & Chocolate Chunks.

Wow. Totally did not intend to take a two week hiatus from this blog, but it’s been getting real over here. Really real. I am moving unexpectedly this weekend. While moving is probably the most stressful business ever, I know that I am going…

Earl Grey Shortbread Hedgehog Cookies with Pixie Tangerine Zest & Citrus Glaze.

Earl Grey is my favorite tea; a distinct black tea with bergamot and citrus. Okay, I am going to make myself a cup after I finish writing this post. I saw this recipe for Earl Grey Shortbread cookies over on Clockwork Lemon. It looked…

Blood Orange & Strawberry Fry Pies w/ Rosemary Crust.

Hello glorious blog reading and blog writing friends! I probably shouldn’t post when I’ve had so much beer and wine (yes, both) and by “so much” I naturally mean one beer and one glass of wine. BUT….I plan to have more! Maybe one more….

Blood Orange Yogurt Tart.

About twice a year, Sur La Table sends out a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. Can I tell you that I look forward to these coupons? I immediately head over to the store and see what goodies they have for me. Well,…

Oh hi, Ojai!

Beware, long post ahead! But full of lots of pretty pictures! Recently I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Ojai, California with the lovely Danielle of Look Pretty. I got the itch to visit Ojai after hearing about a lovely citrus farm, Friends’ Ranch….

White Chocolate & Tangerine Blondies

There are tons of fruit trees around my house. We have lemons, grapefruit, peaches, avocados, tangerines and oranges. And you know what is really strange to me? No one uses the fruit! It’s cray cray. I put fresh lemon juice and zest in TONS…