There aren’t many fruits that I look forward to being in season during the winter, but blood oranges are definitely one of them. In season roughly November through May in the US,depending on where they are grown, they usually show up at my grocery store around mid January, but I start keeping an eye out for them in December.
One of my favorite things to make with them is a flavored lemonade. It’s a little work, but more then worth it. I top mine with Blavod vodka for an extra kick (and macabre color), but it’s refreshing on its own as well.
Blood Orange Lemonade:
1 cup blood orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
3 cups water
3/4 cup simple syrup
One blood orange sliced
One lemon sliced
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and let sit for at least an hour. Top with vodka for an extra kick.
Strange Happenings This Week:
The forest fires that have been raging in California have been extinguished, but over 20,000 people have lost their homes. ABC News has compiled a list of ways to help, from donating money, clothing, services such as transporting goods, and offering up space for victims of the fire to stay via Airbnb.
I’ve been enjoying the short stories fellow blogger Nicholas Efstathiou posts on Instagram. A series of flash fiction centering around a fictional town, Cross, Massachusetts, they are an eerie mix of ghost stories and supernatural happenings. See one of my favorites here, and give him a follow on his new blog here on WordPress.
Saturday, December 1st– Venus appears bright from 4am until the sun rises, appearing 25 degrees above the horizon.
Sunday, December 2nd- Nightflyers premiers on Syfy. A new drama series based on a novella by George R.R. Martin, the show follows a team of scientists traveling deep into space with the hope of making contact with an alien life form. Things go terribly wrong when violent events begin to occur, the team begin to question each other and begin to realise there is something on-board with them.