Susan W
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oranges

The kids from Houston brought a mess of oranges from their yard. They are yummy, juicy and sweet. I don't think we'll eat them fast enough before they start to go south. Should I put some back in my market 'herb' fridge set warm, about 45?
I am out of my comfort zone on oranges, especially looking at the 3" snow in the ground!
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Susan

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One option is to cut in half like grapefruits, tightly wrap, and freeze them. Scoop out and eat when semi-defrosted like sherbert. :wink:

With easy peel clementines and mandarin oranges, you can freeze them whole and unpeeled. Some people say its better to freeze, then dip in water and freeze again. This creates a thin coating of ice that protects against freezer burn. To eat, people divide in to camps -- either defrost just enough until the skins slip off easiy, then eat while still icy, or completely defrost until soft, peel and enjoy the juicy pulp.

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Susan - do you have time to make marmalade or orange pepper jelly? Yummy :!: and will keep forever.
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Susan W
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Thanks for suggestions. Perhaps I could juice a few and freeze the juice? I could make a couple of small batches using re-purposed water bottles. Hmmmm
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Susan

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Yes -juicing and freezing works you just can't keep it very long. After a couple of weeks I find the juice breaks down and does not taste as good. Just me. Others may have had better experience.
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When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown

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