Saturday, November 15, 2008

Backyard Citrus

The satsuma trees are loaded again this year, and the ripening fruit is getting sweeter every day! Satsumas in the fall are our climate's peace offering for the grueling summer heat.
Helen loves them so much, she can eat at least two in one sitting. She peels them herself. Here she made sound effects as she threw the peels onto the ground.

8 comments:

Carrie said...

What is a satsuma??

Cottonista said...

Oh yeah. It's sort of like a mandarin or a clementine. A small, extremely sweet orange that peels easily and hardly has any seeds.

Grandma Ruby said...

Joyce, I thought of satsumas when I bought some clementines the other day. They don't have much flavor, so please bring some satsumas with you at Thanksgiving time!

heather said...

Oh Joyce are you trying to make us all jealous that your kids are outside in short sleeves and there is green grass???? Today there is a thin sheet of snow covering everything with more coming down!!!

It looks beautiful there...and those satsuma look so bright and happy.

Sherri said...

Juicy, sweet and delicious is what I think of when satsuma comes to mind. Wish I had one of those trees in my backyard too. :)

Good to talk to you today!

Lynette said...

I noticed at mom's last night that the Mobile paper had a bunch of recipes for using up abundant satsumas. :) I told her to keep if for you, unless you get one yourself. It seems like "Rosemary & Satsuma Chicken" and "Satsuma Spinach Salad" might have been among the goodies. :)

Kevin said...

Sound effects?

Just bring a basket of oranges up here for us that yer showin' to us there. That's right..we call them oranges where your from, Joyce.

P.S. Thanks for the HB coffee. Very cool and aromatic.

Kevin said...

Oh and don't let Jason pick them this time. Green ones should stay on the tree a bit longer.