Eat Me: Satsumas

• 16 February 2011
























During my bi-monthly run to Whole foods, I spotted these gorgeous, fragrant satsuma oranges near the entrance. Initially, I decided to pick up a couple on a purely superficial basis--I liked they way they looked with their leaves still attached! However, their good looks didn't last long once my husband discovered their delicious taste; and I just had to let you know, in case you too have been eyeing them wondering if they're worth the slightly higher ticket price. I think by now you know the answer to that question :) {try one!}

image by Stephanie Brubaker

10 comments:

Maria said...

Beautiful oranges!

wishful nals said...

these are almost too pretty to eat. if i were a painter, i would want to spend hours painting them.

Ana Degenaar said...

They are pretty, I can almost smell them all the way here.

Carrie said...

are they from newcastle, ca? or auburn? That area grow gobs of them. satsumas are mandarins and ssooooo yummo! my favorite over clementines. glad you found and are enjoying!!!

InCircle Interiors said...

that is so funny! i bought them the other day based purely on their good looks, too! and ate all of them in one day. TDF.

likeschocolate said...

We use to consume these as if our life depended on them. Too bad you can't get them her the east coast. There is something similar here, but not the same.

Sweetpea said...

You will only see them during the chinese new year as they symbolize good luck with the leaves still attached, they are usually for display first.

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

i did the same thing and bought them because they were pretty...then found out too how yummy.

CMN said...

Okay, so interesting... I'm just back from a business trip to Milan. Found time to visit a local supermarket. (of course! thought of you... ) Their large produce department had a good 20' frontage (really!) of different types of oranges, clementines, mandarins, et al. ALL with leaves. Many with twigs and/or dirt. NONE with the washed & polish gleam that's a USA-standard. A whole different type of fresh-picked presentation. ;-)

Stephanie said...

Carrie: I have no idea where they came from beyond Whole Foods...sorry! Somewhere in CA though--just not exactly sure where.

Likes Chocolate: Move West. :)

Christine/CMN: A business trip to Milan? I want to work for your company! Or at least accompany you next time. I love markets in Italy!

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