It’s almost springtime! September 1st is justttttt around the corner and I could not be more excited about it!
The sun is coming out early and it is setting late. The magpies are getting frisky and I’m sure they will be dive bombing the back of my head in no time at all. OH SWEET SPRING! You bring me such joy and pain.
But more on that and my irrational (yet totally rational) fear of magpies later.
For now, we celebrate the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring with roasted fruit! It’s actually winter fruit, but I’ve only just started to see it at the grocery store in the last week or so. Blood Oranges! They look kinda rotten on the outside with their orange skins turning a funny ruby/brown colour. But slice that bad boy open… and holy moly.
As soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted. I wanted a whole bag and I wanted to make this!
So I did. I bought them, I chopped them, I sprinkled them and within an hour I was eattting their jeweled, juicy goodness. Straight off the pan.
This recipe would probably be a winner paired with pancakes or the like, but it was afternoon times and I wanted the hot oranges in my belly immediately.
Roasted Winter Citrus
From Joy the Baker… in all her wisdom.
A variety of winter fruit: Blood oranges, mandarins/clementines, grapefruit perhaps?
Slice up the fruit, line a pan with parchment and place the fruit on the pan. Sprinkle with oil, salt, sugar and rosemary.
Roast for 20ish minutes at 350F.
Try it. I was skeptical… but there is no reason to be. It’s roasted fruit! You’re not digging the rosemary? My next thought was, ‘What if I just coated these in sugar?’ Yes. Awesome. Do it.