Garden Blood Orange Giveaway- or maybe tangerines? kumquats?

by on March 19, 2010

Thanks to the heart-warming emails about our last blood orange margarita post, we think about all you blogger folks in the colder parts of the country that don’t get much sunshine, let alone fresh citrus. We’re spoiled because we get to bathe in warm sunshine and drink ourselves silly with fresh blood oranges from the tree.

So that we don’t seem selfish or caddy to rub our blood orange collection in front of everyone, it’s time to share. Blood orange giveaway!!!

That’s right, you read it correctly. We’re sharing the love and giving away fresh blood oranges from our trees to two lucky winners !. Our trees are producing more blood oranges than we can keep up with and there’s many of you out there that can’t get your hands on any decent citrus in your part of country.

Super sweet and fresh prizes from our garden!

Choice of Prizes: Kumquats (1 pound) or Blood Oranges ( 3 pounds )  or Tangerines ( 3 pounds )

What the heck! Or would the winners rather have some sugar sweet tangerines? Or kumquats? We’ll let the winners decide!

How to enter? Just comment below about which fruit you’d like to win and what you plan on making with it. Contest ends on Wednesday, March 24th at 9pm, Western standard time.

Two winners will be picked by random number generator through Twitter and announced on Thursday, March 25th . Giveaway open to USA residents only. Sorry International friends.

Oh, btw- our citrus trees are certainly organic and sustainable but if we ship it out, it’s definitely not LOCAL! ;)

The contest has now ended! Thank you everyone for participating. The winners are listed here.

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1 ladywild March 19, 2010 at 11:06 am

Tough choice! Oranges look amazing. That’d be my choice.

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2 Hamsini March 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

Wow…what lovely pics! I love tangerines :)

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3 Candyce March 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

I’d love to make Kumquat marmalade! Nothing better on a piece of toast or pancakes in the morning to warm us up in chilly Chicago! :)

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4 Patricia March 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

I’d love some blood oranges! No citrus here in Illinois…What to make??? Thinking (after the margarita) a nice curd would be fun. That way I could savor the flavor a bit longer. Thanks!

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5 Bri March 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

Oh hooray! This is the nicest thing EVER. I would make….my salmon with a blood orange thyme glaze. Need some citrus here. It’s snowing. I’m depressed. :)

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6 Marc @ NoRecipes March 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

WOW they look amazing! I’m thinking I need to move back out there. I’d go for any of the above, and could see myself making everything from glacéed citrus to alcoholic beverages, to tagines.

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7 RH March 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

Put me down for three pounds of blood oranges, please! I could eat them with a light beet & arugala salad, and use the juice of the rest in a delicious date/orange loaf to have for dessert.

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8 chau March 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

mmmm the blood oranges and i foresee sangria!! in my future

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9 Marion March 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

Kumquats. Definite :) That would certainly give me lots to do during a couple of days.

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10 Hannah V. March 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

I would love to make a blood orange syrup to put on to of greek yogurt or ice cream.. yum!

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11 Caitlin March 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

blood oranges!!

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12 JulieK March 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

I have always wanted to try Blood Oranges.

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13 Shaina March 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

Mmm. I don’t know how to choose, so I’ll stick with the blood oranges. They look delicious!

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14 Lisa Trifiro March 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

Blood Oranges Please!

Blood Orange , Shrimp, and Mango-Wasabi Ceviche with a cool refreshing Blood Orange Citrus Sake Sangria.

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15 Phoo-D March 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

Oh this would be so nice! It snowed two inches last night and I feel like winter will never end. I’d love a mixed box of all three. Margaritas, cakes, mai tais, and pies would come out of my kitchen in no time flat!

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16 Lara March 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

BLOOD ORANGES! I’m dying to try the blood orange margaritas… and I think we can sort of work out that the oranges would still be local when they’re shipped to Nashville, seeing as I was born in Westminster (Bishop Ave!), which would make me a local, so in bringing the oranges and myself together again we can consider it a closing of the circle… right?

(I know, I’m grasping at straws.)

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17 Heidi Robb March 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

LUSCIOUS! Blood oranges, please, to make Rose Gray and Ruth Roger’s spring harbinger of Rhubarb Orange recipe as a stir-in to my home made yogurt.

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18 Linda March 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

I choose Blood Oranges. I’m thinking Matt’s Blood Orange caramels or a poundcake.

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19 Josh March 19, 2010 at 11:20 am

Kumquats.

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20 Margaret March 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

I would adore some Blood Oranges. I have never had one and would love to find some ways to cook/bake with them. Or just eat them = RAW!!!

Thanks for the chance.

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21 Melissa March 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

I would make a mixed citrus salad with avocados and shallots over a bed of field greens, and it would be amazing!

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22 mara March 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

The blood oranges look lovely. I think I’d make some blood-orange zucchini bread.

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23 rick @ alamode March 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

ooh those blood oranges are beautiful! if we’re local, can we do will call? ;)

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24 sarah @ syrupandhoney March 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

Best. Giveaway. Ever. I would pick blood oranges…but can I be completely boring and say I would just eat them as they are?? Maybe with a smidge of soft cheese…

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25 Allison Day March 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

Heh, I don’t think it’s fair that I enter, seeing as I could just go down to the farmer’s market and get some. ;) But yours look gorgeous! (And if I were to get some? I wouldn’t be able to cook with them. Son would eat them all before I could even think of using them for cooking or baking! :D )

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26 Adrienne March 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

Oh my gosh what a cool giveaway! I’d go with blood oranges, and I’d either make delicious cocktails, or marmalade, or maybe sorbet…. YUM!

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27 Anna J. March 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

Definitely the oranges! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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28 Rebecca March 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

Oh my gosh. Pick? Um, if I win, can I pick then? I have reasons for wanting all of them. Kumquats because I’ve never had them fresh. Blood oranges because I’ve only had the juice form of them. Tangerines because they are the particular favorite of my fruit-loving fourth born son who is adorable when he’s excited! So. I am breaking the rules. I’ll force myself to choose if I win. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity you two!

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29 Livia March 19, 2010 at 11:35 am

~pines~

My first introduction to blood oranges was coming down from my hotel room in Italy to the expected continental breakfast of a stale roll and some cheese, only to find pitchers of this juice. It looked like tomato juice, it was so red, but it had pulp and didn’t smell of tomatoes. And then we tasted it, and it was such as sweet and clean citrus. Oh, man! I went out and bought a handful of blood oranges at a stall that very day and stained one of my travelling shirts eating them, but they were so worth it.

After last month’s #canjam, I’ve been wishing for some citrus, whose rinds hadn’t been treated, to fall into my lap so that I could make marmalade. But if it were blood oranges, I’m not sure they’d last long enough to turn into jelly.

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30 Livia March 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

And then I just now happened across this kumquat and mango chutney with onion seeds recipe.

Oh citrus, I love you so.

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31 Shelly March 19, 2010 at 11:37 am

Ooo! I would LOVE the blood oranges! We don’t get those in WI.

I make at least 2 things with them:

Blood Orange Pots de Crème &
Blood Orange Petit Fours

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32 Ken March 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

I would go with a vanilla buttermilk panna cotta with roasted blood oranges. sweet and sour, simple.

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33 keiko March 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

I so wish I could taste these beauties – one day in your garden! xx

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34 Katie @ goodLife {eats} March 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

So wonderful of you to share!! I would love blood oranges. Sorbet would be awesome, but then I’d also be just as happy to eat them. Thank you!

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35 Sara @ OurPrivateKitchen March 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

Sorbet!! Now that is a good idea; I bet that would awesome!!

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36 Lori March 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

Really?! Yay!! Well, since I excitedly sent your Blood Orange Margarita Recipe and picture to everyone I know with promises to try making them this summer, I will have to choose the oranges. I am known for making margaritas all summer but have never strayed from limes so chosen or not we WILL be trying your recipe this summer. Thank you for sharing your photos of your beautiful yard and wonderful recipes and your sweet dogs. I always look forward to your posts.

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37 Sara @ OurPrivateKitchen March 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

How in the world am I suppose to choose?! I’d love to try them all and..gahh!!…your pictures are so not helping my decision. I guess I’d have to choose the blood oranges though. I would love to re-create your blood orange marg and maybe use some as a merinade! Thanks; what a fun giveaway!

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38 Carly March 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

I think it would be a toss-up between blood orange margaritas and blood orange sorbet. Perhaps both?

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39 Jenelle T March 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

Tangarines! I love simple salads with tangerines…fresh, sweet, and puts me in the mood for better weather! Which we’re just barely starting to see here

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40 Sare March 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

Those blood oranges are gorgeous and I love mixing the juice with campari!

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41 Vicki March 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

They’re all so beautiful! I’d have to go with blood oranges – I can never find them around here!

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42 Jane L March 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

I would go either for the tangerines or blood oranges. I would just eat them all natural, and save the peels for some candied orange peels. I love oranges, if I was selected I could also use the kumquats for some candied kumquats that I saw at David Lebovitz’s Room for Dessert book. Perhaps I would also try one of his citrus recipes in the Ripe for Dessert book.

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43 Annette March 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Blood oranges. We’d probably eat them raw. Put some slices in a salad or something like that. By the way your roasted garlic ginger peanut recipe is awesome.

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44 Carolyn Tang March 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Oh how beautiful! I would love some kumquats…I grew up in San Diego, and when I was growing up, we had a single kumquat tree that would just spew fruit! Alas, I moved to Chicago, where I’ve been for over ten years. Nary a kumquat here. What I would do…first is easy, I’d probably plop myself down with a big bowl of them and nibble the skin straight off the fruit like I did when I was a kid. I miss that. Then, I might salt some in a jar and preserve them as a good remedy for colds (as my aunt used to do). And, though I’ve not done this before, I’d probably try them on a microplane and use with fish, or over vanilla ice cream. Or, I’d let the grated rind dry on waxed paper and use as a dried seasoning. Ah, so many ideas…sunshine in a box it is.

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45 Zach March 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Definitely love some blood oranges. I tend towards preferring to use them to make cocktails, but chances are I’d end up eating a few just the way they are, too!

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46 Katie March 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Definitely the blood oranges! I have an orange and jicama salad recipe that I love, and I think it would be even better with these!

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47 Cooking with Michele March 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

So generous of you! I would take any of these – I’m sitting here in Denver watching it snow AGAIN and the thought of something fresh is making my mouth water! I’d probably use them in a salad with fennel, or perhaps create a marinade for fish, or maybe just eat them raw!

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48 Karen March 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I’d love to have some blood oranges as I’ve never eaten them before. I’d make some drinks, some cakes or cupcakes, and probably a salad with them! Great giveaway… thanks!

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49 Lisa P. March 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Since I’m pregnant and off the blood orange margaritas or the like for the next few months, I’d love to concoct a virgin cocktail with the 3 lbs of blood oranges. I have a great recipe for Cynar (artichoke liqueur), lemonade, and a splash of Prosecco. Now to think of analogous drink, virgined, to cool off the heat from the bun in the oven. Additionally, since your generous offer is organic, I can’t go wrong with a blood orange Sicilian Orange Tart. The zest in the crust is divine.

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50 esther March 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

orange and kumquat olive oil cake! YUm!!!!!

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51 Deb March 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Oh my, the blood oranges make a spectacular sorbetto using a little bit of my homemade limoncello to prevent it from freezing too hard…. blood oranges in the garden? Wow.

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52 Laura March 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I’m all about the Blood Oranges! Not only do I live in the midwest, but I live in a smaller rural area so I usually have to travel an hour or longer away to find a store that will carry them.

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53 Muslim Wife March 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Wow, way too hard to decide…but I guess the kids would devour the tangerines the easiest…or the blood oranges…or the kumquats…ugh, can’t decide! Either way, I’d try an sneak a few from their grubby hands and make an achaar (spicy indian pickles) with it. Delicious with warm home made naan and a little yogurt raita to cool the heat, on the side.

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54 Joolsey March 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Blood oranges! I’d eat half by themselves because I love fresh fruit, and I’d use the rest to make a blood-orange upside-down cake. Yum. They’d warm a Northeasterner’s heart after an awful winter!

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55 Sarah Hope March 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I would love to make your summery blood orange margarita with some yummy fresh fruits! Anything to encourage spring and summer spirits to stay around :D.

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56 Nicole March 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Blood oranges, to make cocktails, sodas, and ice cream!

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57 Suzanne March 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I’m loving the sounds of all the things people will make with their citrus if chosen. I think I would have to go for the blood oranges. My family loves regular oranges and have never had a very good chance to try blood oranges. I would definitely have to look up some of these recipes people are talking about on here if I won. What a great way to splash some sunshine in our lives!

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58 Abby March 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Blood oranges for that blood orange tart from smitten kitchen…with the caramel sauce. So yum.

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59 Julie March 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I would love some blood oranges! Please send some to NY! =)

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60 Lindsay March 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Honestly, I would love to win them all!! But if I had to choose I would go with the blood oranges. I have bought a few from around here (Louisiana) and they just aren’t as bold and red and sweet as yours look (and probably taste). I would definitely make some sorbet or ice cream out of them. Tangerines would also make an excellent sorbet so I would have to make a big decision. (P.S. Thanks for your great site for starting the Food Blog Forum. Its great!)

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61 Casey@Good. Food. Stories. March 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Coincidentally, I’m making your blood orange margaritas tonight to celebrate the first warm, sunny weather of the season here in New Jersey! That’s not to say I wouldn’t love more blood oranges from you guys – I still haven’t had the chance to make Matt and Adam’s caramels yet. Or Garrett’s kumquat tea… why do you Californians have all the fun?

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62 Sarah March 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Blood oranges, definitely. And I’d try your margaritas….

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63 Brian March 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I would LOVE some blood oranges. So many things I’d love to make w/ them…

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64 Tanya March 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Blood oranges without a doubt. I would juice them, eat them plain, and use them in salads with avocado and beets.

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65 Kelaine March 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I would love blood oranges…just to eat! :)

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66 Jessica@FoodMayhem March 19, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I want the blood oranges! With 3 lbs, I could do so much. A little for your margarita, a little as some kind of reduction to drizzle on crepes? Maybe some supremes for a salad with beets.

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67 Jo March 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Oh! What a wonderful giveaway! I would have to say tangerines, but I have never eaten a kumquat, so I may need to try those.

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68 JDez March 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Ah for some heavenly kumquats! My husband and I first experienced them on a trip to Hawaii and I made grey snapper with kumquat relish fish tacos….divine. What wonderful concoctions have you made with them?

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69 gillian March 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Oh, I would have to go with the Blood Oranges. Any we get here in the Northeast are flavorless. I would definitely make the margaritas, and eat half plain and out of hand. Squeeze some fresh juice for my two little boys, and maybe share a few with others!

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70 Danielle March 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I have just recently discovered the amazing kumquat and therefore my first choice would be a box of those! They’re the most interesting little citrus fruit, aren’t they? I love ‘em! Great giveaway!

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71 alicia chow March 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm

i would love to make your blood orange margaritas! yum!

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72 Amy March 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Blood Oranges or Tangerines please!

Oh man…I’m sorry for being vague but I’m sure I could make something creamy and cool (pun intended?) out of one or the other. This is a fantastic give away! : )

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73 Topper March 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Tangerines! I am finally going to make tangerine ice cream this year.

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74 NV March 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I’d like to receive some blood oranges so that I can eat, juice, or jam the fruit.

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75 Jessie March 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I’m down with some blood oranges, honestly. You’d think they’d be around, being as I live in SoCal, but my farmers’ market hasn’t had them for two weeks!!

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76 edina March 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Blood oranges please! Other than eating them out of hand, I think I’d make a sorbet out of them. Thanks!

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77 sharon March 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm

ooh definitely the blood oranges! I think they’d make for a lovely addition to pound cake

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78 my spatula March 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

SO gorgeous! Blood oranges for sorbet would be a dream!

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79 Kirstin March 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Wow! hmm…tangerines first. I’d eat the whole batch fresh! Second would probably be blood oranges, a pretty tart would definitely be on the menu.

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80 Alex Lincoln March 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I would love the kumquats. It’s 25 degrees in Denver, with a foot of snow. We don’t have of anything growing around here. I have an orange-saffron gastrique on a snapper dish on my menu, and I have been dying to try it with kumquats. Plus, I just won a sack of saffron from another blog. It’s meant to be.

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81 Rivka March 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Blood orange marmalade! Or just a simple blood orange salad with feta and mint.

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82 Peggy March 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Oh my my! Kumquats for sure.

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83 julian March 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

blood oranges, i’ve been trying to track them down here and haven’t found any this year, they’re one of my favorite fruit so i’d probably stuff myself silly with them, juice some and make ice cubes or lollies for high summer. and i’d really like the chance to try making blood orange madelines

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84 Fern S. March 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm

You know… If I get picked. I wont be picky.. I will take what ever anyone else doesnt. the thought of Kumquats ( yummy) Blood Oranges ( Delish) and Tangerines ( Big Smiles here)

I can imagaine making preserves, salads, muffins, maybe a cake..

oooh oooh ooh.. maybe a butter???

ok… I am hungry now..

If I get picked.. Thank you…

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85 Vasili March 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm

The blood oranges would make the PERFECT sorbet. :)

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86 terri March 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

i suppose it’s not fair for me to enter, since it’s easy to get citrus (well, tangerines, at least) here…but i have to admit that i’m drooling over the blood oranges. your generosity in sharing everything from recipes to photography tips to produce from your own garden is amazing!

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87 Katie March 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I would love love the blood oranges! and I would drink blood orange juice every morning.

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88 SMITH BITES March 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm

WOW! I’m torm between kumquats and blood oranges – would make curd or marmalade!

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89 Fran March 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Hmmm… I’ve had a kumquat thing going on recently and they’re not very abundant, but on Wednesday I passed up blood oranges because they looked dry. The produce buy had opened one and put it in plastic wrap and it still looked dry. Ugh. I’d go for the blood oranges if I had the choice. Thanks for the contest!

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90 Jayme March 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I would love to make some blood orange macarons! Also, I’d really love to just taste a fresh, ripe blood orange. The ones I seem to find are never very good, unfortunately :-(

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91 Kim March 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm

my choice: blood oranges!! But, what to make? hmmm….. I’ll use a couple in another batch of your Midnight Ride for hubs and I to sip while we decide how to use the rest.
Good luck everyone! (and thank you, Todd and Diane, for the generosity!!)

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92 Libby March 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm

MMMMMM! Blood Oranges, please! I would love to eat them in a delicious salad or maybe even make them into a Blood Orange Upside Down Cake like this one:

http://www.runningwithtweezers.com/runningwithtweezers/2010/03/blood-orange-upsidedown.html

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93 Jamie March 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Oh . . . blood oranges, please. 3 lbs. Well, I’d eat half with my husband probably juice the other half. Sounds yummy.

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94 Michelle March 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Oh my gosh! So cool. I would love to win the blood oranges but I don’t know how I’d use them. I’ve never even seen these here and I have seen so many great recipes online for them. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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95 sara March 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Oooh, I would love some fresh oranges! I would use them to either make some marmalade or to make orange yogurt cake!

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96 Bhavana March 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I would love to get those blood oranges – I have never had any. I would definitely make your margarita with them and of course eat some.

Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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97 Ruthie March 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Blood oranges! I will put them on EVERY salad I eat. :D

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98 kat viray March 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I’d like some blood oranges pleeeaase. :)
I’ve never had them before, which is wierd since I live in so cal. I’d probably add it to a fruit tart, or add it to a salad…or a fruit salad tart? maybe a sorbet? So many possibilities! I’d have it by itself first to see what they taste like.

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99 Former Minnesotan March 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

The fruit looks lovely.

Everyone is so excited about making blood orange margaritas that I’m getting thirsty! I make cranberry sauce year round using oranges and orange zest. Blood oranges combined with cranberries would be awesome! Glasses full of Blood Orange juice would be awesome! The margaritas are tempting too!

The tangerines are lovely too. I’d eat tangerines straight out of the peel. I shared Kara Kara orange sections all winter with coworkers and I’d share these too.

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100 Edie Howe March 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Mmm, blood oranges. If I won the giveaway, I’d make a dribble-y mess down the front of my shit with them. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

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101 Anne March 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Oh, definitely the Kumquats! Do we have to make something? Can’t we just eat them fresh and yummy au naturale’? :-D

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102 Katrina March 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Blood Oranges. We rarely get good citrus in Juneau, AK. Hope of fresh oranges would help ease the pain of today’s snowstorm!

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103 Connie March 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Blood oranges all the way! They rock just by themselves.

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104 Nick March 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I love kumquats, though here in a small midwest town it can be difficult to find any that are of decent quality.

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105 Amy I. March 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Oh my goodness, how generous of you two! Tough choice, but I’ve played a lot with kumquats recently so I’d pick the blood oranges. I’ve been planning on making the Blood Orange Polenta Upside-Down Cake that Bon Appetit published recently. And of course I’d devour plain any leftover fruit after that!

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106 ellyse March 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Your pictures are just beautiful… Blood Oranges… yummm

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107 Margie March 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Blood oranges!!! I can’t seem to find them around here in NJ.

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108 irene March 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

would love the blood oranges, and would try it in cupcakes or a tart. thanks!

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109 tjnjtown March 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Blood oranges……………margaritas!

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110 Meghan March 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Oh man, what would I make with it? A tart perhaps? And some sour mix? And glaze for angel food cake, and mojitos, and candied citrus rind, and juice and…

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111 c. fortune March 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I am an art student in the Appalachian mountains. We have had record breaking blizzards the last 3 months. I would love some kumquats. Kumquat & Vanilla Bean marmalade for my toast.

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112 Willa March 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Oh, oranges to be sure!
And I would make margaritas after your recipe.
And I might NOT share with anyone!

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113 fotoglutton March 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Wow.. beautiful fruit and I am equally envious, living here, in Wisonsin, we don’t get a hint of weather that would allow us to grow citrus!

Great blood oranges are the hardest to come by, here, and I can picture throwing slices into my spiced sangria and making sweet and tangy blood orange/key lime pie and a granita with lemon zest.. sectioned and tossed with honey and a sharp cheese with some nuts would be good as well.. and of course I would make photographs of ALL OF IT! …and post them to my blog and to you for your enjoyment ;)

Great contest, by the way.. you are too lucky to live amongst over-fruiting trees!

-CAJ

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114 salena March 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Mmm, blood oranges! We’d probably inhale them so fast that they’d be gone before we could make anything with them. :)

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115 Heather March 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

It’s starting to warm up in Boston, but one thing we never get is local citrus. I’m thinking I’d make a citrus salad with a minty vinaigrette to be enjoyed on a nice warm spring day. Or a citrus risotto.. with scallops on top! Blood oranges are my favorite, so I think I’d have to go with them. :)

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116 Lethea Benson March 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I’d love the blood oranges=) I’d like to try a Mimosa with Blood Oranges!

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117 julo March 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Definitely blood oranges! Just juicing them is wonderful, but I would probably try one of those upside blood orange cornmeal cakes I keep seeing. Yum!

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118 Doreen March 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Blood orange……………..cupcakes. Kumquats…………….pickled. So many options so little time.

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119 Talia March 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I would so love the blood oranges. When I was visiting family in L.A. we got some at the farmers market and made a gorgeous salad of blood oranges, onion w/ a vinaigrette: so simple and so delicious… I’d love to make it again if I could get my hands on some of those oranges!!

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120 Divina March 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Oh, I can’t join this giveaway. But to answer the question, I would love the blood oranges and make a granita out of it.

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121 Stephanie March 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm

How about “Blood Orange Upside Down Semolina Cake”, a recipe from Leela at She Simmers!!

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122 jacquie March 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm

would love to have any of them – any fruit picked fresh from the tree would be more than welcome as we are finally coming out of winter and back into spring out here in the east. since i have never had any of the 3 i would be more than happy to let you make the choice.

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123 Allison March 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I would love to have some kumquats! My grandparents have kumquats in their backyard, but since I’ve moved away for college, I rarely get to enjoy any of the many, many fresh fruits they grow. I’m not sure what I would make with them, but honestly, I would probably devour most of them before I get the chance to make anything.

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124 Hannah March 19, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Blood Orange Tart with Orange Caramel Sauce from Bon Appetit

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125 kaela March 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

What no assortment option?? :)

If I had to pick one, I would say blood orange. I see blood orange mimosas, a tangy spring citrus salad, and definitely some marmalade a’ happenin.

Thanks for offering to share the bounty!

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126 xuanie March 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Blood Oranges would be my choice, for the simple fact that I have never seen (let alone eaten!) this fruit in person. There’s no need to get fancy with these beautiful blood oranges. I’d just cut each orange into four pieces and sink my teeth into them!!!

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127 Kathy M March 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm

The sugar sweet tangerines would be enjoyed completely raw and as is! Yummmmmmmm.

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128 Holly March 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Blood oranges.

I dont think they’d ever make their way into a recipe – I’d just eat them as soon as they were cut. YUM

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129 Nicole March 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Ok, so there has to be some sort of honorable mention to the person commenting from the coldest, darkest place. I am living in Fairbanks, Alaska. I would love some blood oranges. I would make blood orange juice for Sunday breakfast to start and also some blood orange curd for a layer cake, and then….Can you just send the tree?

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130 Brandie March 19, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I’ve never had blood oranges, so I would definitely pick those. As for what I would make with them, I’m sure they would be wonderful in a grilled chicken salad.

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131 MAI March 20, 2010 at 1:22 am

Blood oranges for sure!! And I would make a beautiful tropical punch with these floating on top….ahh summer is almost here!! Thank you

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132 Victoria March 20, 2010 at 5:27 am

I saw my first tree in bloom in Central Park on Thursday, and the willow trees are just starting to green. There are actually some crocus raising their little heads upstate, and I spied a robin on the lawn this morning.

Spring may actually be coming.

Some beautiful, grown-with-love blood oranges would remind me of sustained sunshine, which has been sorely lacking in this part of the country during a dreary winter. I would make some WORC Margaritas and the orange cake I snagged from Chocolate & Zucchini. It’s delish – especially topped with cream lightly whipped and scented with Mathilde Orange XO Liqueur.

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133 Robin Baker March 20, 2010 at 5:44 am

Definitely, the blood oranges…sangria, margaritas or just to eat…yummy!

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134 Heidi March 20, 2010 at 5:48 am

I would love to make blood orange marmalade….Minnesota yearns for citrus!!!

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135 Anna March 20, 2010 at 6:32 am

Mmm, I would love some blood oranges. Maybe make the margaritas or else just eat them straight! I’m very very very jealous of your year round produce, we just started our seeds yesterday since it’s been warm here in Wisconsin lately, and today we have snow!

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136 Kerry March 20, 2010 at 6:51 am

Mmmmm…. so many gorgeous blood orange desserts on Epicurious.com right now – I’d probably go with the latest: an upside-down cake made with polenta, with the blood oranges bathing in caramel underneath the whole thing. And then eat the rest straight up! Your yard must smell amazing when these trees blossom.

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137 bunkycooks March 20, 2010 at 7:13 am

Blood oranges! Oh, yes…and I would make your margaritas! :)

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138 Elise March 20, 2010 at 7:28 am

Those are beautiful!! I would love some blood oranges. If I did win, I would start with Smitten Kitchen’s flaky blood orange tart!

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139 Deloras Vind March 20, 2010 at 7:35 am

The blood oranges would make a lovely marmalade!

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140 anne March 20, 2010 at 7:45 am

All the fruit looks delicious and I’d use any or a mix to bake a citrus upside down cake.I’d be using fruit, rind and juice so making use of all the sweet and tangy goodness.

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141 Frances March 20, 2010 at 7:49 am

All three! Oh wait, I can only choose one. I choose the blood oranges — it snowed last night (in Texas) and I can’t think of anything better than staying indoors, working on some pictures with a blood orange margarita by my side!!!!!

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142 Madeline March 20, 2010 at 7:56 am

I’d love to taste your blood oranges, they are hard to find in the Northeast but when you do-WOW. Need to keep that Vitamin D level up here! Enjoy your blogs.

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143 MollyCookie March 20, 2010 at 7:58 am

I pick the oranges! They all sound wonderful though!

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144 Frank Furter March 20, 2010 at 8:07 am

Oh my! I’d go for the blood oranges, since here in -KANSAS- we rarely see them. Not to mention, we’re in the middle of a winter storm today. :^(

I think I’d like to make some sort of reduction to put over a pork tenderloin, and of course, some margaritas!

Thanks for the contest.

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145 A Canadian Foodie March 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

I have been in Europe many times at the end of the Orange growing season – and in CA a few times, also at the end of the orange growing season. I have NEVER picked an orange off of a tree and I have always wanted to. Some things people take for granted, as such a thrill for others. To have fresh oranges or any of your citrus outside of my door seems unbelievable to me. That is why I enjoy your work so much. Not just the photography – but the garden to table manner with which you cook. That is the only way to go in this day and age… but so few take the time. And, I am in a climate that is primarily a winter climate. Our growing season is so incredibly short – but, I, too, use every spare inch of the rich black earth her to grow food and fruit in. Bravo for you – and THANK YOU for being so kind to share! (and don’t forget your next door neighbours…. I bet they covet your garden daily).
Valerie

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146 laurie March 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

Oranges or tangerines. Id make a curd and then make a cheesecake. YUM!

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147 Margarita March 20, 2010 at 8:22 am

I would like to have some bloodoranges for crispy duck stuffed with oranges and oranges sauce, but because i live in the Netherlands I can’t compete unfortunately! But your fruits look LovelY! Good luck to everyone else !

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148 Jill March 20, 2010 at 8:25 am

Those tangerines look delicious! I would love to make a tart incorporating them with a light sugar glaze..mmm..

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149 Angie March 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

We’ve got plenty of delicious citrus here in Florida too, but I’d love to sample some California kumquats! They would be great in a kumquat refrigerator pie and maybe some kumquat compote.

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150 Liliane March 20, 2010 at 9:45 am

I would love any one of those gorgeous fresh fruits! I’m thinking maybe some kumquat jam for my morning toast, or blood orange sauce to pour over fish fillets, and as for the tangerines…peel and eat!

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151 Lyn March 20, 2010 at 11:18 am

I would have to pick the blood oranges. My mouth was watering just looking at your blood orange margarita post. I haven’t had any in several years now (I have to drive 25 miles one way just to buy basic groceries!) I also remember seeing a blood orange salad a few years ago-it looked so yummy, I’d have to locate that recipe again…) Thank you so much for offering up this giveaway, it will really make someone happy! Karma points to you!

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152 Pat Koss March 20, 2010 at 11:31 am

Believe it or not, I just found out about the wonderfulness of blood oranges around 10 years ago. One of my co-workers had one in her lunch. I love them! I love making a salad with the orange sections, red onions, and walnuts on lettuce. It’s the height of indulgence for me. I can’t find them often. When I lived in CT they were there for a very short time. Now that I live in NC, I have to go to specialty stores to get them. But they are delicious. Pick me! Pick me! Thanks, and the shrimp and snow peas and pasta was great.

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153 cheri March 20, 2010 at 11:35 am

Love to try the blood oranges in a salted caramel candy. Saw the recipe while back at Mattbites and have been dreaming about it daily!

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154 Kris March 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm

The blood oranges, for sure! It’d be a good excuse to try your blood orange margarita recipe, then I’d also make a roasted beet and blood orange salad, and a blood orange vinaigrette probably as well.

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155 Marit March 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

ummmm, blood orange and fennel salad, blood orange sour mix for sunny day cocktails, and a curd sounds good too.

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156 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Would like to make a vinaigrette with Blood Orange for a Spicy Citrus Shrimp Salad!

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157 Katie March 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I would absolutely love to make some kumquat preserves! Although I’m not entirely sure they would last that long!

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158 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Would love to make Blood Orange Marmalade.

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159 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Make Pimm’s Cup Cocktail….AHHHH..Refreshing!

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160 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Incorporate Blood Orange Marmalade into my French Macarons!

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161 grace March 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm

how generous of you to share your bounty! believe it or not, i’ve never tasted kumquats, so for fear that i wouldn’t like them, i’d have to go with the blood oranges. macabre name, delicious fruit. :)

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162 Austen March 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Ohmygosh. I haven’t had a real, good blood orange in … FOREVER! I would make drinks with the juice, possibly some flavored vodka with the rind and some salad dressings with whatever else I didn’t immediately shove into my face! How generous of you guys!

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163 Diane March 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Decisions, Decisions………ummmm. Even thos (blush) I’ve never had a kumquat, I have a new recipe for Blood Orange Salad Dressing. I love their color; so I choose Blood Oranges. Thank you so much!

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164 TrucVy Zoe March 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Wow. I like kumquats. They are delicious. What to make with them? Kumquat Mojito! Yummy.

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165 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

It’s snowing in this part of the country…..Blood Oranges will be a welcome site to receive…it will help remind of my trip to Southern California this summer. Planning on visiting Little Saigon…can’t wait!

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166 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Grilled Chicken with Blood Orange Marinade…something similar to El Pollo Loco or Pibil!

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167 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Red Snapper with Blood Orange Salsa!

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168 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Blood Orange Compote over Vanilla Ice Cream.

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169 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Pepper Jellies with Blood Orange Zest1

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170 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Table Salad incorporating Blood Oranges in an Asian Vinaigrette

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171 Mia March 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I would love blood oranges! I have a wonderful recipe for a Mediterranean blood orange and olive oil cake. :)

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172 Catherine McP March 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I live in AZ and dont think I’ve ever had a blood orange! Honestly, whatever you have the most of, I’ll be happy with that!

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173 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Crepe Suzette using Blood Orange.

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174 Gigi March 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Blood Orange Curds, Cream Cheese stuffed Danish.

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175 Puppydogs March 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Wow, having citrus trees in your yard must be wonderful!
If I won, I would choose blood oranges.

I really like reading your posts. Thank you for sharing!

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176 Johanna Thompson March 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I have a killer chocolate cake recipe thats made with olive oil, in it I have started including mandarin zest.!!!!Yum, seems to be the general consensus

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177 meg March 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Blood oranges. How I adore them. I would probably make an orange-cranberry polenta pound cake with blood orange glaze.

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178 Charlene March 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Blood oranges! I’d use them in a salad to start with. Yum!

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179 Sharlene March 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Blood oranges!! A blood orange and chocolate cake has been on my wish list for months. I’m drooling just thinking of it.

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180 Teressa Harrington March 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I would love to win, I have never had blood oranges or kumquats before.

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181 Renee March 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I’d pick the blood oranges. And make the margaritas!
and this:
http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/01/mixed-citrus-salad-with-feta-and-mint/

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182 Renato March 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm
183 Nisa March 20, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I would love to make blood-red orange pork chops! But any/all of those look lovely!

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184 Jaclyn March 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Some blood oranges please… for your margarita recipe!

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185 JennE March 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Blood Oranges! I would definitely make the blood orange margarita and perhaps orange chicken but using the blood oranges. A Blood Orange Bread? Eating them as they are? Possibilities are endless!

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186 Lisa! March 21, 2010 at 2:22 am

Oh, the blood oranges for sure…

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187 Chef Sheree March 21, 2010 at 3:53 am

Some oranges and tangerines would be nice. For margaritas and tea cake. Thank you.

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188 Delia March 21, 2010 at 6:04 am

Blood oranges for a margarita or just to eat right out of the peel. I have until, what? about Friday to decide.

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189 Christine G. March 21, 2010 at 6:50 am

Oh! What a wonderful give away! I am a New Yorker just thawing out from this brutal winter and would love some blood oranges to chase the blues away. The 3 pounds of blood oranges would be perfect to make:

1. Blood Orange-Spiced Rum Mojitos
2. Grilled Red Snapper with Blood Orange & Mango Chutney
3. Blood Orange & Coconut Milk Sorbet

Please add me to the giveaway list!

Christine G.

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190 Marilyn March 21, 2010 at 7:10 am

Blood oranges please, for salads and drinks and glazes!

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191 Sarah March 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

Definitely blood oranges! I came on your blog originally because of your garden, and ever since… I envy the weather with which you garden! Ah, how I wish I didn’t have a “real” winter, and how I wish I could grow citruses! Thank you for sharing your wonderful, magical victory garden with us on your blog!

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192 Teresa March 21, 2010 at 8:27 am

Kumquats – to make stress relieving tea!

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193 Gaby March 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

Tangerines – they are my all time favs!!

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194 Whitney March 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

Tangerines or Blood Oranges. Such a difficult choice. Going to have to say blood oranges

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195 Gesa Zoellinger March 21, 2010 at 9:56 am

Ohhhh I would love to have the blood oranges…they are sooo tasty. I mean unbelievable and we only get them here every once in a while….I love to make a sauce of blood oranges with panfried scallops. YUM!

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196 Sarah March 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

Blood oranges, and I think I would make marmalade with them.

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197 Annette March 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

I’ve never had blood oranges before…even though I live in the OC, shame. But I would love to try some with a tall blood orange martini by the pond. Yummmm, I’m drooling for a big sip!

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198 Robin March 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

Those blood oranges look gorgeous – they’d be my pick! The blood oranges around me (southeast) just taste like normal oranges, but with more color. Your oranges look like they’d make me some awesome muffins, scones, breads, and of course your margaritas! :)

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199 anna March 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

Those blood oranges look irresistible. Can I just peel em and eat em?
yum!

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200 Caitlin March 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I’m thinking blood orange margaritas sound pretty darned awesome…

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201 Lisa March 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Blood oranges for sure. . . to celebrate a Syracuse Orangemen win and peel and devour with my girls.

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202 Shoshanna March 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I’ve never had blood oranges and would looooooooooooooove to win this as a prize! Thanks Diane and Todd for sharing. :o)

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203 Gail March 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Blood oranges, hands down! Blood oranges and Meyer lemons are two of my favorite citrus fruits. Both are very hard to find in our neck of the woods. We’ve had a particularly cold, snowy and icy winter here in SW Colorado and your beautiful photographs of citrus fruit has be longing for warm sunny weather. The blood orange margarita recipe posted previously just about drove me crazy (still is) as it looked so delicious and I had absolutely no way to make it:-( Should I be a lucky winner of fresh blood oranges I would begin by making that margarita and followed by seared halibut topped with blood orange salsa.

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204 erica March 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Blood Orange! I’ve never had it before, but I would love to eat it by itself. I would be interested in making some orange rolls with Blood Orange.

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205 An Pfister March 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I’m pregnant so I can’t make any of the yummy alcoholic drinks with the blood oranges but I’d love to make some sort of salad with them!

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206 Mona March 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Blood oranges take me back to my semester in Italy. I’d eat them fresh and enjoy the lovely memories.

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207 Jennifer March 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I’ve never tried blood oranges before, but with that deep, rich color, I would love to!

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208 Lee March 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Wow…love the blood oranges and would be in heaven if I could just taste them!! I’d make blood orange punch for my two girls. :-)

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209 profrip March 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Blood Oranges for sure! Your’s are beautiful. Currently experimenting with daifuku, I think this should work in an interesting way.

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210 Mary March 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Blood oranges!

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211 Evelyn March 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Thanks for the citrus giveaway!! I would take the Blood Oranges, and use them to make a few things: First, I would substitute them for the Meyer Lemons in your Meyer Lemon Cranberry scones. My family has been demanding that I make these scones at least once a week. I can’t get Meyer Lemons (here in small town in Iowa), so I use regular lemons. I think the Blood Oranges would be a fantastic substitution. Also, I would use some of the oranges to marinate fresh tuna (along with some lemon juice, herbs and soy), for some early spring grilling. If I had any left, I would stew them with some dried apricots and pineapple for a morning compote. I think some blood oranges would chase away the last of winter in our house!

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212 Nisrine@Dinners & Dreams March 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Gorgeous photos! It’s my first time here and I’m already in love.

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213 Jacqui Hein March 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Fresh blood oranges or tangerines would be wonderful! I would simple peel & eat the first one, savoring every bite. Then to get the creative juices flowing, I’d make a tasty tequila libation with some of the freshly squeezed citrus. Which might lead to a nice beet, chevre and arugula salad with a blood orange vinaigrette. Who knows… It simply nice thinking of the options, as we don’t have much citrus here in Central Oregon (as you probably know!). Thank you.

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214 Angela March 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

blood oranges please. i’d like to just eat them as is. :)

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215 Lillie Chaney March 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I love your website – everything about it including recipes and photography. I would love the blood oranges and if I had some, I would like to make blood orange sorbet. They are so beautiful, but I have never eaten one.

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216 Kalynn March 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

The first time I tried blood oranges was in France. I bought them at an outdoor market in Provence. They were so delicious. I would make a vinaigrette for fresh greens or eat them by themselves and enjoy the memories. Thank you.

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217 Beth March 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Blood oranges please! I want to make blood orange granita, bitter blood orange marmalade, blood orange and almond cake, blood orange old fashioneds, duck a l’orange sanguine, blood orange mimosas, and/or blood orange and beet “carpaccio” salad.

I think I will need more blood oranges.

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218 Sarah March 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm

The blood oranges look amazing! I’ve never tried them and I always have wanted to. I would love to eat them raw, top my salads with them, or maybe make some sangria! Thanks for the giveaway.

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219 Dani March 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I would love some tangerines. I think I’d use them for a chicken breast dish or for roast chicken. And make sorbet or ice cream for dessert. And cakes, lots of cakes; lemon and tangerine squares, cakes with tangerine cream filling,… The possibilities are endless. :) Thank you for this nice opportunity to win some of your fruit. :)

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220 Angela@spinachtiger March 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Blood oranges, and I’ll make marmelade, and serve some with seared scallops, some with crepes, and some with champagne.

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221 Dave Ekrem March 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm

How nice of you guys!!! I would LOVE some blood oranges. Living in northern Wisconsin, I won’t be seeing any for quite some time. What would I make? Hmmmm. I’d definitely make my girlfriend a salmon marinated in blood orange juice. Additionally I’d try my hand at a sorbet, as well as blood orange chutney for some good meaty Indian food. Yum. Stay positive, love the website.

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222 Dara B. March 22, 2010 at 3:49 am

blood oranges please!! ….and because practicing restraint has never been my strong suit (especially when it comes to food), i’d probably eat all three pounds just the way they are!

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223 dawn March 22, 2010 at 5:01 am

I would eat them all up, but if I had to use them in cooking or baking I would make the tangerine almond cake that was posted on sunday suppers website. while sipping blood orange champagne.

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224 Dragana March 22, 2010 at 6:14 am

Kumquats! I like to eat them fresh, sliced in a spinach salad with a citrus dressing. Our unusually harsh winter didn’t help our kumquats this year. Your kumquats look spectacular. Thanks!

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225 Danae March 22, 2010 at 7:09 am

Blood oranges would be my first pick.. I’ve seen some interesting drink recipes with these.. but kumquats are such an interesting fruit as well so I suppose they a very close second :)

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226 Nicole Spasiano March 22, 2010 at 7:11 am

I would def make those Blood Orange Margaritas again! Loved them.
Or I’d make a refreshing granita.

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227 Lisa S. March 22, 2010 at 7:21 am

WOW – they all look great, but I’d have to go for the kumquats.
Can’t get ‘em here in the midwest.

Thanks!

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228 Nicole March 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

Oh, I’d have to go with the blood oranges, and I’d probably eat half of them out of hand (I miss fresh citrus like crazy) and use the other half for citrus butter sauces (over firm white fish) and maybe a small batch of marmalade :).

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229 Liz March 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

I would take blood oranges! My mom just sent me some tree ripened tangeries from an orchard in Ojai (I live in Colorado) so I was thrilled to find a box sitting on my porch. My daughter loves citrus fruits and introducing a new variety would be so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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230 Sara March 22, 2010 at 10:46 am

I’d love to make blood orange marmalade. Or top a spinach salad. Or juice them. Or really have any fresh citrus at all!

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231 Wendy March 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

Definitely the blood oranges! A lovely blood orange and pink grapefruit granita would be perfect to trick myself into believing it’s summer in New Hampshire (even though it’s cold and gray and yucky outside of my window right now).

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232 Christina March 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

Oh my, I think I would want the kumquats since I’ve never tried them before. I will probably look up one of your recipes for using them since I really don’t know what they taste like! :)

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233 Hannah Valentine March 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I *love* blood oranges and tangerines, but, I’ve never had a kumquat… so that’d be my choice! Lovely citrus-filled photos you have there! Whoever wins (picks me! pick me!) will certainly be receiving something very tasty!

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234 Hannah Valentine March 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

And I’d even throw some pics at you of me consuming them before I decide what I’d do with the rest… so many choices! Mmm… maybe a lovely Springtime salad!

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235 Cynthia March 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I can’t get your blood orange margaritas out of my mind, so that’s what I’d pick.

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236 Michelle March 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Those blood oranges look A-mazing and would go splendidly in a nice citrus salad!

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237 Jo March 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Blood oranges, please? Orange & radish salad!

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238 Caity March 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I would love the blood oranges to make some delicious salads with!

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239 Lauren Lemons March 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I would love the blood oranges to make Cindie’s Blood Orange caramels with toasted almonds and sea salt or maybe granita.

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240 Shirley March 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I would love some blood oranges! There would be blood orange tart in my future, as well as some marmalade and eating them out of hand. Yum.

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241 Katie McNeely March 22, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Blood oranges. Ohh! There’s beautiful!

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242 LaJuana March 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm

It’s kumquats for me…whenever I am lucky enough to find them locally I HAVE to have some…but to cook with? No, simply wash and eat and relish a childhood memory!

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243 Laura B. March 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Blood oranges all the way!

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244 Whitney March 23, 2010 at 12:59 am

I would love blood oranges and tangerines! I have been trying to get good citrus this year and for some reason it’s never sweet enough!! And you wouldn’t even have to ship! It’s like a 10 min drive!

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245 Lori March 23, 2010 at 7:11 am

Blood Oranges most definitely! I have to try one of those margaritas!

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246 Christine March 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

Blood oranges please! Delicious by itself, but I was thinking a fruit gel or heck, margarita would be fun.

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247 dianna sampson March 23, 2010 at 9:54 am

Blood oranges for sure. I first tried them in Italy and fell in love but living in Utah they are extremely limited to come by. I would try the Blood Orange Margarita and enjoy it tremendously!!

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248 Brenda Tillman March 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I have never had a blood orange or a kumquat.
It would be a tough choice. You might have to choose for me :)

Brenda T

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249 Jennifer March 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Blood oranges please!!! Thinking I would start with a blood orange margarita, move to blood orange sorbets, then use them in salads (a fresh fruit salad and an orange and arugula salad with lemon vinigarette dressing I’ve been dying to make). Yumm!!

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250 Garrett March 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Blood oranges – because I have tequila that needs them. ;)

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251 Minti March 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Blood oranges! Maybe just two kumquats and tangerines too please:-P. Never had homegrown citrus before!

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252 ricky March 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I would love to make a kumquot jelly. Before my great aunt sold her north California place it was a yearly event. It is just not possibe to find nice plump kumquot fruit here in Washington, it’s always small and very litle juice. Thank you for a great contest!

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253 Sherry March 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I would love some blood oranges… And I think I would make some lovely marmalade to eat with scones. ^^

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254 Jean March 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Blood oranges, please, so I can make Matt Armendariz’ blood orange caramels!!

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255 Michelle March 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Blood oranges for sure!!!

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256 Ella March 24, 2010 at 7:05 am

The blood oranges would be just fabulous….I’m imagining a blood orange tart… Yum!

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257 Amy March 24, 2010 at 7:13 am

I would pick blood oranges – since I have only had them a few times. I would make a variation of this tart from Bon Appetit: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Cream-Tart-with-Oranges-Honey-and-Toasted-Almond-Crust-357275 since it looks light & airy and perfect for warm spring days!

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258 Zara March 24, 2010 at 9:44 am

The blood orange look so good but I’ve never had a kumquat. So kumquat it is! :)

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259 Jennifer March 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Blood oranges- I totally am digging on your margaritas!

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260 BC March 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Tangerines or blood oranges! I’d bake a blood orange polenta cake or just eat them, since I am citrus deprived here in Minnesota :)

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261 maggie March 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

How to choose?? I think I will say the blood oranges. I’m thinking a nice spring salad with some oranges, strawberries, mixed greens, toasted pecans and some cheese. hmmm. Goat cheese? Bleu cheese? I’ll have to think about that one.
A margarita would go down well, too! :)

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262 shankari March 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I am visiting your website after many many months :) I would love my hands on those blood oranges – I would just eat them plain and may be use the zest on cakes?

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263 Quyen March 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Such a hard choice since all of them look delicious!! I’m going to go with the blood oranges! I can’t wait to experiment with them! YUM!

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264 AlisonM March 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Blood Oranges all the way! Leite’s Culinaria just posted a recipe for Blood Orange Marmalade – and I would LOVE to make some with blood oranges from your tree!

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265 Madey e. March 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I would have to say blood orange, I have never had a fresh one before (just the juice). And I would make a sorbet. :D

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266 White on Rice Couple March 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Sorry Madey e..
You just missed the cutoff by a couple hours. The winners have already been chosen. Keep an eye out, this won’t be the last time we send out some of our garden fruit.

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