Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunshine in a Glass

My parents said that they had some really sweet oranges but the skins were tough. Making them hard to peel. They asked if I wanted some to juice. Sure!

Megan had a great time making juice and it was delicious. Definitely a bit of sunshine in a glass.

Once the oranges were juiced I threw half of the peels into a bag for the freezer and the other half into a pan.

I then added some whole cloves and ground cinnamon. I boiled all of this and my home smelled delightful. So please tell me I am not the only crazy one to do this!:)

I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!


  1. I've never boiled my orange skins, but it's a great idea!!!

  2. At one point I had a "recipe" for creating a simmer out of peels, spices, herbs, and greens.
    You are brave to have Megan juice oranges in a beautiful white sweater!
    I also cut oranges into half-circle slices to eat so that no peeling has to take place. Cut the orange horizontally, place each half flat side down, and slice into several vertical slices.

  3. First of all, I love Megan's dress,she looks so cute! There is nothing to compare with fresh-squeezed orange juice, I need to make some with Jonathan.
    I am sure your home smelled delicious!

  4. We just squeezed the rest of our oranges yesterday. It makes for some yummy juice.

    Have a wonderful day.


  5. No you are not the only one to do this. I do it as well and when we had a garbage disposal I would put some down there as well to make it smell better. Megan's dress is so pretty. I wish my daughter would have put on dresses as a child, she never did like them.

  6. Love the title of this post (so cute)...and love the new look of your blog (so homey)!

    Thanks for bringing a little sunshine into my day!


  7. Yummy, fresh squeezed orange juice! Megan looks like she is having fun. I know your house smelled yummy. I have done that before. Reminds me I need to do it again.



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