How To Make An Orange Julius Inspired “Mint Julius” Smoothie (Video)

I know summer is still months away, but luckily smoothies never go out of season. I recently talked my husband into allowing me to plunk down a grip of cash for a Vitamix blender.  The agreement I made with hubs was that in exchange, I promised to use the blender every (other?) day and that it wouldn’t collect dust in the back of some dark corner of a closet or garage.  So I had to get blendin’!...more


This week has been good for painting.  I finished the oranges, Enchantment, inspired by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Cross Creek: Enchantment lies in different things for each of us....more

Moroccan Couscous and Orange Salad

I just love fresh delicious summer salads that sing with taste. So wonderful to use fresh fruits and vegetables to add interest and color. I enjoy all different types of food and I especially like to use seasoning from all over the world to punch up the flavor of a salad. I started experimenting with Couscous and Moroccan spices and simply loved this....more
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Quote of the Week

(originally posted @ My Really Real Reality) This has to be the best line of the entire week for me....In reference to his aunt mentioning that his younger cousin likes her oranges cut into sections, the Little Man said:"Oh, we get oranges that are pre-cut.  Inside.  I don't know how they do it!!"...more

Orange Beef Stir Fry

Stir fries are one of my favorite things to make for dinner. I'm sure I've said that over and over, but really, they are so easy! I like coming up with new flavor combinations. Sometimes they are out of this world (like this recipe!), other times they fall flat, but are still tasty. ...more

Seville Orange Marmalade

Seville Orange Marmalade  ...more

Blood Oranges and Sunsets

Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls....more

The Tarocco: A Bloody Surprise: Aroma Cucina

'tis the season: Italian blood oranges, get 'em while you can. Perfect for breakfast (a naturale) and divine for aperitivo hour (essere creativi).

Satisfy your blood thirst with a Tarocco!more

Making Muffins Inside Oranges? I love it!

It sounds crazy but it's cool. Step by step instructions on how to make orange muffins in the campfire. The kids will love them. ...more