Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I've been wanting to do this post for a long time and I finally have all the components here in the house to do it.  So, let's say you go to the market and you want to buy oranges.  At home, that's pretty easy, right?  Not here.  There's multiple varies of oranges and citrus in general and frankly, I can't tell apples from oranges *hee hee*.

I'll help you.  What you're looking at left to right is:

  • pink grapefruit
  • naranja para chupar (sweet eating orange like we have at home)
  • naranja para fresco (orange that's not ripe yet so you use it to make a fruit drink mixed with sugar & water)
  • naranja agria (bitter orange; you can use it like lemon in recipes)
  • mandarina (clementine; here sometimes they're orange, sometimes they're green)
  • lime

I didn't have limon dulce (really ripe lime that's yellow on the outside and orange on the inside) but that's about the only one that's missing.

Now you understand why the market ladies and I have an intimate relationship....I have to completely depend on them to tell me the difference between what I'm seeing and what I want to buy.  And you know what?  They're ALWAYS right!


  1. I love citrus!! It would be cool to sit and try all of those at one time :)