Posts tagged oranges
Love is in the Clay Pot

The Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day are a few days apart this year. My love is Chinese, born in Taiwan. He's a food critic and writer, so cooking for him isn't an easy task. When I want to show my love most, it's with a chef's knife, a saucepan and pot.

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Carrot Orange Cardamom Soup with Citrus & Spice

This is a wonderful soup to make when everyone is catching colds around you. It contains a lot more than the title suggests, such as ginger, sweet potato, golden beets, cashews and turmeric. It has sunshine from oranges, vitamin-boosted with the squeezed juice and zest, and you can put lots of fresh ginger in it if you are crazy for ginger like I am. This recipe could just be the thing to make your healthy menu planning better---- just veggies, oranges, spices, a soup pot and ladle. 

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Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate, Cucumber & Oranges in Dijon Vinaigrette

Black rice. It's exotic and beautiful, earthy with flavor. I make a big bowlful, toss the sticky rice around, drizzle in the mustard vinaigrette, watch the rice loosen into shiny grains. The diced cucumber and pomegranate give it texture, the oranges, juice.

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Oranges & Marmalade

The backyard was an expanse of lawn that stretched out toward the view of Glendale and sloped down, ending at an immense wall of shrubbery. The view of the city was vast, and it seemed so immeasurably wide. In the distance, a large block of a white building, a church, sat far out at the edge of the horizon, always topped with its cross, except during Christmas holiday when it changed into a white star. 

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