We’ve had a busy month. Nick traveled to New York for work while I polished off a pan of brownies. We visited my brother before he returns to London. We hosted a dinner party. We spent a weekend in Virginia.
And we completed our second secret ingredient challenge of the year. Challenge Oranges!
Obviously orange trees do not grow in Pennsylvania in February — nothing does — but the citrus fruit is still synonymous with winter. Most come from Florida and southern California, and they’re at their sweetest during this time of year. They’re fragrant and packed with Vitamin C and can provide a real pick-me-up during gray days.
Nick kept things simple for his first challenge — preparing all four courses in just two hours for our Monday night meal — with help from his sous chef, of course.
In addition to orange zest, orange juice, and orange marmalade, our dinner included cranberries, carrots, cod, and a box of yellow cake mix. Details and recipes to come (after yet another weekend out of town). Stay tuned!
Do you eat oranges in winter?