Everyday Small Things


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Everyday Small Things: Fresh Orange Juice

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Our friends in Bristol last weekend came home with a whole box of juicing oranges which meant that we of course came back home with an esky (that’s an ice box for you non-Aussies out there) full of oranges!!!

In Bristol we had gotten all the kids around the table and juiced by hand what felt like hundreds of oranges and had freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast!  We were all covered from head to toe in orange juice stickiness – hilarious!  The oranges were super sweet with just a tiny tangy hint so the juice was just divine.  D.I.V.I.N.E.  The juice tasted so much better after labouring through the sweat of juicing them all!

So what was I going to do with our box load of oranges?  Well I could make them into some sort of dessert or make preserves… there were plenty of options.  But I am starting an elimination diet today (I will fill you all in in another post shortly), so these were the last things I wanted in my house.  So I thought I’d also make juice and use them all up in one flash move!

Another positive was that the tennis match of the year was on TV – Andy Murray vs Fernando Verdasco – it was the final fifth set and I had run out of ‘jobs’ to do in front of the TV.  So I thought I’d bring the juicing to the match.  I got the bath mat (actually freshly washed) in  front of the TV and set myself all up.  Perfect!

I managed not to drink (too much) juice before dinner so it was a really special treat to share with the BF!!!  I love getting your hands dirty making something as you enjoy it so much more afterwards!  My mother always said “the dirtier you come home, the more fun you’ve had” and this is so true! (You can read all about why I think Mum’s are special here).

Orange juice 2My little set up in front the of tennis!  Life is good to me too often!