Thursday, February 9, 2012
A Yummy Recipe for You to Try.............
It's still orange season down in Bakersfield and yesterday we picked up two boxes from one of our favorite growers. Their trees are over 100 years old and this year's crop was huge. They are so sweet and fabulous. They hand out with each box a scrumptious recipe for their version of an orange Julius. I thought you might enjoy trying it out.
3 cups fresh orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk (or half and half)
10 - 15 ice cubes
Mix in blender for about a minute or so and enjoy!
Since we were down in the "big" city, we stopped at Lowe's and bought 9 more fruit trees. Their bareroot were available and we bought several. Our little orchard is now up to 20 trees - apple, plum, peach, nectarine, pear and cherry. I find it so relaxing in the middle of summer to just walk throughout the rows and watch as the fruit grows and grows.
Our winter is extremely mild this year and most of our older trees are already beginning to bud out.
Knitting News: I have new sock yarn due to arrive any day now and I can't wait to show you the socks that will be made from it. I love to hear the rumble of the UPS truck barreling down our dirt road!