Daily Archives: 01.19.2012

Just a Few More

Today, I stopped by Cub on the way home from work to grab a dozen eggs.  Because after this morning’s meal, we only had one egg left, which is pretty much a state of emergency in this house.

It didn’t used to be this way.

Once upon a time, I couldn’t polish off a dozen before they went bad.

Since I’m not the kind of girl who can walk into the grocery store and walk directly towards the item that I’m looking for, I took a lap.

And for whatever reason, when I entered the produce section (on the opposite end of the store from eggs…obviously) I heard the siren song of the Blood Oranges.

It’s always something.

Maybe it’s because I workshopped them at length this weekend with a girlfriend.  Or maybe it’s because the Food Network dedicated all of its efforts last fall teaching viewers how to segment citrus fruits.

Who knows, really.

I brought one home.  Segmented it.  Tossed it with some olive oil and salt + pepper and called it a snack.  I think I might have seen that one in a cookbook somewhere.  It’s hard to be sure.

The verdict?  It hit the spot.  Struck a chord.  Revealed a craving to me that I didn’t even know I had.

So I promptly called Marcus and asked him to stop by the store on his way home and grab a few more.

Which brings us to the here and now.

Jenna suggests actioning a Blood Orange Italian Soda.  Which looks lovely.  Really.

But I’m just not up for making Simple Syrup.  I mean, I already soaked beans this week for crying out loud.

You have to draw the line somewhere.

What are you craving right now?

Have you ever eaten a blood orange?