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March 11, 2009

find these oranges

soon. I keep forgetting to post about these because they are just oranges, so how interesting could they really be? VERY interesting, if you must know. Interesting enough that I’ve been eating at least 2 per day for the last month and a half.

The Cara Cara.

Aren’t they pretty with their rosy fruit? Pretty is all good and fine, but pretty isn’t the point. They are so amazingly delicious I cannot stop thinking about them. And here’s the sad part: limited season. You can only get them this time of year at our markets, (jan, feb, march), so you’d best be locating them soon. I’m going over to the farmers market at lunch to fill my baggu with our weekly supply. Actually semi-weekly supply because we just bought a bunch on Sunday and they are gone.

I’ve seen them at Whole Foods too, but if at all possible try to get them from a farmer. I don’t want you to be disappointed when you taste the Whole Foods variety and think they are just the same as regular navels. I assure you they are not. They are super sweet and super tangy at the same time. Literally perfection.


  1. jora said on March 11, 2009

    Wow…I must try these. I will look for them at the market this weekend. Hopefully they still have some!

  2. summer said on March 11, 2009

    ooh.. it really does look perfect.
    i’ve been meaning to get oranges to make orange scones, but i don’t think i could stand to put these in a pastry. i imagine that it would be an offense not to eat them on their own.

  3. Joslyn said on March 11, 2009

    yum. i love oranges, but these look amazing.

  4. cevd said on March 11, 2009

    good call these are the. best. oranges. EVER. though i can’t pick them up twice a week (try more like twice since i discovered them about a month ago). i envy you.

  5. boldaslove said on March 11, 2009

    my mouth is watering just looking at these oranges…

  6. kat parker said on March 11, 2009

    agREED! these oranges are the shiz. they’re so good they’re actually outlawed in some counties – you know, the ones where they don’t you to dance or drink. these def fall on the far end of the pleasure scale.

  7. Jen said on March 12, 2009

    these sound delicious! Where do you buy them in LA – the santa monica farmers market? I hope so..going to look for them this weekend.

  8. I Heart Miami said on March 27, 2009

    are these blood oranges?
    by far, the best oranges i’ve ever had..they remind me of a trip i took to italy a few years ago..glad to see they are sold here!!

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