Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Orange-Ginger Mignonette

The following fantastic Orange infused Oyster dressing comes from Chez What;
A mignonette is typically a vinegar sauce served with oysters or clams, many will argue that an oyster needs nothing at all and I am often inclined to agree with that but once you taste this sauce you will want it on all of your seafood.

Orange-Ginger Mignonette
  • 3/4 c Fresh orange juice
  • 1 c rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tb Minced ginger
  • 1 tb Minced garlic
  • 1/4 tp minced thai red chile (the hotter the better)
  • 1 tb Agave syrup
  • 1/2 c Minced green onion
  • 1 tb orange zest
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper;

Mix all ingredients together and let it sit for 30 minutes for the flavors meld.

Spoon over freshly shucked raw oysters or even your favorite poached, fried or broiled fish. We had this sweet, tangy, spicy deliciousness on oysters and whole fried fish.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Grapefruit Spoons!

Grapefruits have been enjoyed throughout the ages but have never been easy to eat with the juice squirting out!, in the 1930's these inventions were featured in Modern Mechanix Magazine

Grapefruit spoons with serrated edges have been around since the early 1900's when silver spoons were often given by growers. I remember getting my first spoon and marveling at the invention so simple and yet so useful.

Have you got a spoon?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tangerine Frozen Yogurt

The following refreshing recipe comes from Mimi's kitchen:

Its a simple citrus infused frozen yogurt using an ice cream maker -

Tangerine Frozen Yogurt

1 1/2 cup Tangerine juice
1 cup yogurt ( I used Greek)
1 cup milk( I used non fat)
1/2 to 1 cup sugar - to taste
  1. Mix all together . If needed add a splash of lemon juice to your fruit to perk up the flavor. With fruits that oxidize such as peaches use lemon to prevent color change.
  2. Freeze in you ice cream machine according manufacturer's instructions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Drink Orange Juice With Meals!

A recent study carried out by the University of Buffalo has shown that flavonoids in Orange Juice can cancel out some of the negative effects of a high fat, high carbohydrate meal. Subjects were given a glass of orange juice with a fatty meal or a placebo and it was shown that blood markers of inflammation were less in the folks that drank the Orange Juice. The levels of SOC3-3 were also less this is a known contributer to insulin resistance and type two diabetes.

Yet another great reason to enjoy a glass of delicious Florida Orange juice with meals!

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life/health-fitness/diet/Orange-juice-fights-stress-from-high-carb-meal/articleshow/5745594.cms

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fun Facts on Oranges

Here are some fun Orange Facts:

  • Navel Oranges are named after the belly button shape near the bottom!
  • Christopher Columbus brought the first orange to America in 1493
  • Oranges are the largest citrus crop in the World
  • Orange Trees were first grown in China
  • A little green on the skin is often caused by re greening and will not affect the taste
  • About 25 billion oranges are grown each year in America, Florida grows the most
  • Each person eats about 12.5 lb of citrus each year!
  • Orange trees are evergreen
  • In the 18th Century British sailors took sauerkraut and citrus fruits on the ships to prevent scurvy

  • One orange supplies a full days Vitamin C requirement
  • Oranges will not over ripen when left on the tree
  • Oranges taste delicious!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Top 3 Sites to Order Citrus!

See Susan B's opinion of the Top 3 Places to Order Citrus. The Orange Shop is two of them! One is our Healthycitrus.com site, where you can order Citrus Subscriptions at a money-saving price for yourself or friends and family, and the other is our Gift Fruit site, FloridaOrangeShop.com!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Citrus Dust

The following recipe comes from Kitchen butterfly a fabulous Holland based food blog. This recipe is so creative and such a great way to preserve those amazing citrus flavors:



  1. bake at 350 for 1-2 hours
  2. remove and grind with sea salt with a pestle and mortar

Ideas for using it:

  • Citrus salted caramels
  • Citrus butters
  • Citrus salts and sugars, for cooking and baking
  • Citrus salt and pepper mixes
How will you use yours!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Welcome to The Orange Shop's Blog!

We're expanding our on-line presence with a blog to post interesting facts, variety updates, and other news of interest. Feel free to chime in!