Lloyd’s fruit of choice lately has been oranges. He bought a big giant bag of them last week and we are working our way through them. Go, Vitamin C! Beat Scurvy!
I’ve gone on and on before about how much I like to peel them, but with these oranges I’m using the peel to make roses. It just takes a minute, and it’s very satisfying.
Peel, cut the peel in half (or just rip off one end if you want a giant rose) and start rolling from the cut end to the curly end. It’s like making these paper flowers, but with really delicious-smelling, oddly thick paper that makes your fingers oily.
and shove a toothpick through it to hold it together. (This rose is way too big.)
I like that as they dry they are kind of curving into more petal-like forms. I’m hoping by the end of this bag of oranges I’ll have a whole bouquet’s worth…… and then what will I do with them?