Nothing beats a good, juicy orange.
Lately, I have been enjoying a variety of oranges I don’t seldomly have. A few weeks ago my mother and I ordered HoneyBells. Although Honeybells look like an orange they are actually a hybrid of a tangerine and a grapefruit. They are sweet and so juicy. You wouldn’t believe the amount of fresh juice pours out of each HoneyBell without even squeezing it.
The funny thing is when you are at the market you only see a few kinds of oranges. You usually can find when in season navel and valencia oranges which are widely available at many markets, however there are actually over 600 varieties of oranges. The blood oranges have a shorter season, so I am excited when I am able to find them at our local market. With a ruby colored flesh, they are great for adding slices into salads. They are also full of health benefits and rich of antioxidants, so not only do they taste great but they are so good for your health too.
This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to the lovely blog Sweetly Serendipity. I just love that name. It is beautifully written by Taryn, who shares her delicious creations from Black Bean Avocado Brownies to Meyer Lemon Bread with Blood Orange Glaze. I had many recipes I was anxious to try, including these two but decided on making Blood Orange Citrus Bars. If you love fresh blood oranges, lemons and limes, you will adore these bars as much as I do. Each bite will leave you wanting more with its buttery crust and sweet citrus filling. With the signs of spring getting closer each day, these bars would perfect for your Easter gathering.Print
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