Winter Day Gift

Oranges from our orange tree.

Our little orange tree is loaded with golden oranges. Just what we need this time of year with cold, covid and snow.  Vitamin C on a tree.  Thank you little tree for doing your best to keep us well.

Orange Tree Calamondin Citrofortunella microcarpa
Uses:
– excellent for preserves, jam and marmalade
– dried peel zest
– used to flavour foods and drinks
– fruit frozen whole and used as ice cubes in beverages
– juice makes a flavourful drink similar to lemonade,
– used to season fish, fowl, and pork and spritzed on fish prior
  to cooking eliminates the fishy smell.
– juice taken orally as a cough medicine with green tea
and
to make gelatine salads or desserts, custard pie or chiffon pie.
– liqueur can be made from the whole fruits with vodka and sugar.
– Kuah asang (“sour soup”) clear fish broth made with calamondin juice.
– medicinally rubbed on insect bites to relieve itching and reduce irritation
-a natural anti-inflammatory
– for constipation, the juice is warmed and diluted with water.
– bleaches freckles, aids with acne
– antidote for poison,
– combined with pepper to help expel phlegm.
– often used in skin and hair care products.

Tree Means: generosity. 

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4 Responses to Winter Day Gift

  1. hernibs says:

    We also have a lemon tree but it’s not as happy as the orange. Not sure why, you’d think they’d be good friends. 😉

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  2. hernibs says:

    We’ve had this little tree since 2009. We used to put it in the green house or outside each summer but it’s getting a little large to be moving it much. They are similar to a kumquat, peel is sour but inside is sweet. I eat the whole thing. They are delicious added for flavour to cobblers or cranberry sauce. Yes, I talk to my plants and they talk back to me. 😉

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  3. Heather says:

    I had an orange tree once but it was given away when moving. I love the smell of the blossoms in particular. I did try to eat the oranges but I found them quite bitter. Are yours sweet? So good to know you talk to your trees and share the love – just as it shares with you!

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  4. lovealways7 says:

    There you go! A Blessed tree in your midst 🤗🍊🍊🍊

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