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Blood Orange Squash – How to Make It & Giveaway #85

Blood Orange Squash

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Tis the season for blood oranges. It’s a short one and is generally over by the end of February. Blood oranges have a particularly good flavour, but it’s the startling colour that is so remarkable. I’ve made a fabulous blood orange curd in the past, but I’ve been wanting to expand my bloody repertoire; here comes my recipe for blood orange squash. If that’s not enough to slake your thirst, I also have a nice little giveaway for you.

I was sent a Deiss citrus zester/grater to try out and making this blood orange squash seemed like a good opportunity to do so. I’m not really a gadget geek, but I’ve fallen for this one, hook, line and sinker. It’s super sharp and it made very quick work of zesting the oranges. So far so good. But unlike the old box grater I’ve been using until now, it got all of the orange peel without wasting any of it. A simple tap on the rim of the bowl or pan and most of it falls away from the Deiss. That’s what I call progress.

Blood Orange Squash & Deiss Zester

The zester grates cheese and chocolate as well as citrus. I was advised that pretty much any cheese can easily be grated if it is frozen first. I’ve only tried Parmesan so far and that worked a treat just as it was. It also does a fine job of grating ginger and garlic. It’s made of razor sharp stainless steel and comes with a protective cover. The handle is comfortable and easy to grip, which again is not something that can be said about my old grater. I also find it very easy to clean. I run it under the tap to remove any bits that might be stuck as soon as I’ve finished using it, then wash as normal.

Blood Orange Squash

The Deiss zester/grater comes with a lifetime warranty and is dishwasher safe. It can be purchased from Amazon and is currently on offer at £9.98. Deiss is a small kitchenware company and you can find them on both Facebook and Instagram. They are offering three Tin and Thyme readers the chance to win one their zester/graters. Just scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter the giveway.

It’s important to give citrus a good scrub, especially if they are not organic or unwaxed. I always try to source organic citrus if I’m going to use the peel in any way. Luckily I managed to get my hands on some organic blood oranges to make this squash. Sadly my oranges weren’t as bloody as I was hoping. I like them best when they are red all the way through. This meant my blood orange squash came out a rather disappointing orange colour rather than red. Luckily the flavour more than made up for this.

Blood Orange Squash

It tastes just like orange squash that you remember from childhood, but so so much better. Well maybe not quite like orange squash because I’ve pimped it up with a hint of vanilla. This marries surprisingly well with the orange and adds sweetness and depth to the flavour as well as a certain air of sophistication. Blood oranges aren’t quite as sweet as many other types yet they have a good flavour. You can use other oranges to make the squash, but you might want to add the juice of a lemon or an extra ½ tsp of citric acid to give it a bit of a tang.

Blood Orange Squash

Pour a slug or two into a glass, depending on how strong you like your squash. Add still or fizzy water and ice if desired. Moving on from childhood drinks, blood orange squash lends itself to any number of cocktails. How about adding a shot of tequila over ice for an almost Tequila Sunrise? Your squash will keep in a cool place for several months, although mine has nearly gone already.

Blood Orange Squash
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Zesty blood orange squash flavoured with vanilla for a touch of sophistication. Add still or fizzy water, ice if desired and maybe a slug of your favourite alcohol.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 200g golden caster sugar
  2. 180ml water
  3. 5 blood oranges
  4. ½ vanilla pod
  5. 1 tsp citric acid
Instructions
  1. Place the sugar and water over a moderate heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Grate the zest of three of the oranges (I used a Deiss zester for speed and efficiency) and add to the sugar syrup along with the vanilla pod.
  3. Simmer gently for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the juice of the 5 oranges.
  4. Allow to cool a little, then add the citric acid and stir.
  5. Sieve the squash and pour into a clean sterilised glass bottle (or bottles).
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No Waste Food Challenge LogoAs I used the Deiss zester, not a bit of peel was wasted. I am, thus, sharing my blood orange squash with the No Waste Food Challenge at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

 

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  1. Leave a Reply

    Kim M
    4th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of my childhood and my Mum cutting them up for me

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      George Pow
      4th February 2017

      Deiss Is the Name Grating is The Game!

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      Amanda
      5th February 2017

      They make me think of being on holiday in Morocco and buying freshly squeezed orange juice in the street

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      Welshline
      2nd March 2017

      Can’t wait to try these recipes

  2. Leave a Reply

    Tracey Peach
    4th February 2017

    Long cool refreshing drinks on a hot summers day 🙂 x

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    laura banks
    4th February 2017

    i always think of holidays as i always seem to have a nice cold glass of it on the balcony in the mornings

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    Katie Skeoch
    4th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of being pregnant as orange juice was something I craved!

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    Peter Watson
    4th February 2017

    Oranges remind me of my mother.Whenever she gave me one she told me she never had one for many years during the Second Worl War.

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    Susan B
    4th February 2017

    Oranges remind me of the East Coast of New Zealand, where they grow abundantly.

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      Choclette
      4th February 2017

      We never made it to the East Coast when we were in NZ, but we did come across loads of lemons.

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    Janice
    4th February 2017

    I absolutely love this squash. We drink a lot of cordials with fizzy water since we stopped drinking as much wine. I’m going to get some blood oranges and make this.

  8. Leave a Reply

    Tracy K Nixon
    4th February 2017

    My mam’s homemade chocolate orange marble cake which she makes using fresh orange juice and zest!

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      Choclette
      4th February 2017

      I was a bit disappointed with the colour Angie, but you’re right. It may not be red enough, but it’s still a nice colour.

  9. Leave a Reply

    Harline Parkin
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of summer I love the smell and taste so they also make me think healthy food

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    Helen Moulden
    4th February 2017

    They make me think of summer, heat, sunshine and also Italy because we ate fresh oranges there!

  11. Leave a Reply

    Susan Smith
    4th February 2017

    Oranges makes me think of quenching my thirst, theres nothing like freshly squeezed oranges on a warm summers day

  12. Leave a Reply

    lucy higgins
    4th February 2017

    definitely summertime when its hot and youve been outside and you come in and have some refreshing orange

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    pete c
    4th February 2017

    either drinking Sangria on holiday in Spain or having to avoid eating the pips inside when eating!

  14. Leave a Reply

    Elaine Savage
    4th February 2017

    oranges make me think of summer in Spain

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    Lorraine Mabbitt
    4th February 2017

    Freshly squeezed juice

  16. Leave a Reply

    suan watts
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of marmalade making

  17. Leave a Reply

    LynneH
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of a visit we paid to Seville, where the fruit is left to rot on the ground. It seemed such a waste; when I thought of all the marmalade it could have made

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    Lynsey Buchanan
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of sunny days its like you are eating sunshine.

  19. Leave a Reply

    Graham Ross
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of summer

  20. Leave a Reply

    Maxine G
    4th February 2017

    I like to think that it would be marmalade – I love making it, as well as other preserves

  21. Leave a Reply

    iain maciver
    4th February 2017

    make me think of summer, heat, sunshine

  22. Leave a Reply

    Margaret Gallagher
    4th February 2017

    Sunshine happiness and beauty
    Freshky squeeze for a delicious breakfast treat

  23. Leave a Reply

    Iris Waldburger
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of a warm summers day but sometimes also of winter and mulled wine. I will definitely try this. It’s quite funny really as I was just thinking this morning I want to try orange squash next because we are running low on the raspberry one I made last and then this afternoon I found this recipe in my inbox

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      Choclette
      4th February 2017

      It was obviously meant to be Iris, although raspberry squash sounds rather delicious too. Let me know what you think or share a photo if you do make it.

  24. Leave a Reply

    Ann-Marie Gould
    4th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of my uncle who has sadly now passed. He used to have an orange every afternoon before playing Ludo with my auntie.

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      Choclette
      4th February 2017

      Oh! That’s such a poignant memory. I used to play Ludo with my grandmother many years ago. She’s no longer around either.

  25. Leave a Reply

    Andrea Fletcher
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of a freshly squeezed drink on a summers day.

  26. Leave a Reply

    Cherry Edwards
    4th February 2017

    Oranges remind me of the old days in a game of football when a tray of cut oranges came out and were offered round at half time.

  27. Leave a Reply

    andy burns
    4th February 2017

    dried spiced with cinnamon stick reminds me of christmas

  28. Leave a Reply

    Annette Oliver
    4th February 2017

    Sunshine and Spain

  29. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Rees
    4th February 2017

    they make me think of summer

  30. Leave a Reply

    Annabel Greaves
    4th February 2017

    They remind me of a freshly squeezed orange juice on a summers day

  31. Leave a Reply

    Hugh Jones
    4th February 2017

    Holidays in France where it is much easier to get blood oranges and blood orange juice.

  32. Leave a Reply

    Stacey Carnell
    4th February 2017

    They make me think of summer 🙂

  33. Leave a Reply

    lucinda duxbury
    4th February 2017

    they make me think of summer fruit salad

  34. Leave a Reply

    Mariel Pereira
    4th February 2017

    Oranges remind me of Cristingle!

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    A S,Edinburgh
    4th February 2017

    Summer, energy, happiness. Before Christmas they would have made me think of Christmas, though!

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    Lucy
    4th February 2017

    I had no idea how to make squash, thanks so much for sharing. I have some blood oranges and it would be lovely to preserve their flavour a bit longer in this way.

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      Choclette
      4th February 2017

      Yes, though mine is disappearing rather faster than I imagined 😉

  37. Leave a Reply

    Laura
    4th February 2017

    Chocolate! Orange is one of my favourite flavours to put with chocolate. And really, I’ve always got chocolate on the brain.

  38. Leave a Reply

    frances hopkins
    4th February 2017

    They make me think of the summer, waking up with freshly squeezed orange juice

  39. Leave a Reply

    Keith Hunt
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of long Holidays in Hollywood Florida

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    Ali Thorpe
    4th February 2017

    The first thing that pops into my head is the book “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit”.

  41. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Birkett
    4th February 2017

    Vitamin C, and thirst quenching are the first things that spring to mind

  42. Leave a Reply

    Tee simpson
    4th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of christmas. Having a buck fizz on christmas morning

  43. Leave a Reply

    Sidrah Ahmed
    4th February 2017

    A warm summers day at the park

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    Sarah Mackay
    4th February 2017

    Sunny holidays with my family and having a cheeky drink on christmas morning

  45. Leave a Reply

    Samantha O'D
    4th February 2017

    Blood oranges remind me of a holiday in Italy. I used to play oboe in a band and we went over to Lake Garda to play

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      Choclette
      4th February 2017

      That sounds like a fun trip. I’ve never been to Italy. And how lovely to play the oboe.

  46. Leave a Reply

    Danielle Spencer
    4th February 2017

    Oranges makes me think of a fresh summers day and morning.

  47. Leave a Reply

    Deborah Holter
    4th February 2017

    Made this and loved it – keep coming with the ideas xx

  48. Leave a Reply

    emma walters
    4th February 2017

    the smell makes me think of xmas stockings!

  49. Leave a Reply

    Lynne Oconnor
    4th February 2017

    Holidays in Spain. Nearly every bar and restaurant in Andalusia has a machine to make freshly squeezed orange juice to order from just picked oranges. Can’t be beaten

  50. Leave a Reply

    Lorna Ledger
    4th February 2017

    Spring, fresh, flavour, refreshing, vibrant, nice smell, revitilising – thank you

  51. Leave a Reply

    Caroline H
    4th February 2017

    Ooh, oranges always make me think of summer salads, along with grapefruit. The thing is I eat really similar salads in winter but for some reason never put fruit in them!

  52. Leave a Reply

    melanie stirling
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of hot holidays in Portugal and picking them off the trees in the villa gardens.

  53. Leave a Reply

    Elizabeth
    5th February 2017

    That is one seriously gorgeous looking drink! I have only ever tried fresh blood oranges once, many moons ago while on a whirlwind holiday to Sardinia. I’ve never seen them for sale here in Shetland, but if they do appear I am definitely making this squash! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge too 🙂

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      Choclette
      5th February 2017

      Ah yes, I expect you miss out on a few seasonal foods up in Shetland. Luckily you have some compensations 🙂 You could make the squash with ordinary oranges, but it somehow seems a bit more special made with blood ones.

  54. Leave a Reply

    Astra coath
    5th February 2017

    Oranges always remind me of my dad as he always used to eat the big ones and I joined him but he always said I picked the best ones so I picked them for him.

  55. Leave a Reply

    Phil Darling
    5th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of Christmas – we always got an orange in our stockings

  56. Leave a Reply

    Elizabeth Hinds
    5th February 2017

    My mum – she always used to have an orange after her tea and they always remind me of her now 🙂

  57. Leave a Reply

    Alison Ellis
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of the summer, Spain, and just the smell cheers me up x

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    Katie
    5th February 2017

    Mmm, looks delicious! Oranges remind me of my childhood as I never used to like them. I loved the flavour but didn’t used to like the actual fruit because of the pith!

  59. Leave a Reply

    Graeme Macmillan
    5th February 2017

    Fantastic Prize Finally zesting made easy

  60. Leave a Reply

    Barbara Knight
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of marmalade, which I love making and eating with my toasted home-made bread.

  61. Leave a Reply

    Allan Wilson
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of refreshing summer fruits

  62. Leave a Reply

    Spencer Broadley
    5th February 2017

    They make me think of nice refreshing times in the garden listening to the cricket commentary

  63. Leave a Reply

    hali kinson
    5th February 2017

    orange makes me think of summer

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    John Edwards
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of Xmas day. My parents used to put a couple of them in my pillow case with my toys

  65. Leave a Reply

    Jade Pawley
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of our family holidays in our Sangria!

  66. Leave a Reply

    jo liddement
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of the very morish greek orange polenta cake which only lasts one day in my house

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      Choclette
      5th February 2017

      Hahaha, that does sound good. I keep meaning to try an orange polenta cake, but have only managed chocolate and rhubarb so far.

  67. Leave a Reply

    Mary
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of Christmas and also mum making marmalade.

  68. Leave a Reply

    Joseph Westhead
    5th February 2017

    Oranges take me back to when I was much younger and I had an orange each morning, nowadays I never seem to get my hands on them which is a shame.

  69. Leave a Reply

    Christine Shelley
    5th February 2017

    The piles of packets of satsumas at the foodbank this Christmas, destined before for the waste, now used by us

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    clair downham
    5th February 2017

    orange juice in thew sunshine

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    Angela Treadway
    5th February 2017

    fresh orange juice x

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    angela sandhu
    5th February 2017

    Drinking orange juice in the Florida sunshine with my family and friends

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    Farhana
    5th February 2017

    Oranges remind me of sunshine, I have no idea why but its just what I associate with it.

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    Dom
    5th February 2017

    I adore bloody oranges… I bought 3 nets at Aldi recently and I have to say they were the best blood oranges i’ve ever eaten! Never thought to make my own squash, looks genius!

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      Choclette
      5th February 2017

      They are very special and made even more so by their short season. I’ve not seen them in Aldi. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Lisa Parker
    5th February 2017

    Buying fruit down our local market with my dad when I was little x

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    sallyanne rose
    5th February 2017

    clementine’s at Christmas and half time at the boys football practise

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    Gill
    5th February 2017

    Oranges were a real treat in my childhood! Mum used to cut a hole in the top and push a sugar lump inside for us!!

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    Sam Rhodes
    5th February 2017

    They always make me think of being young and on holiday! 🙂

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    Clare H
    5th February 2017

    they make me think of holidays in Spain – going to the market and buying fresh fruit

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    Emily Knight
    5th February 2017

    They make me think of the orange and almond cake I love to make – a flourless cake using ground almonds and whole oranges that have been boiled (skin and all) before being blitzed in the food processor – it’s so good!

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      Choclette
      6th February 2017

      This has been on my list for such a long time. I’ve made a similar cake with chocolate, but not yet without.

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    Becky Duffy
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of Spain – sangria and good food!

  82. Leave a Reply

    S Bufton
    5th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of marmalade on toast

  83. Leave a Reply

    Caroline Bourne
    5th February 2017

    They remind me of sunny days in Spain

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    ElizM
    5th February 2017

    My father – he was Spanish. As a very young child he taught me how to peel an orange in segments. Funny how memories come back to you…

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    Inga Andersen
    5th February 2017

    Cold summer drinks, jaffa cakes and holidays in Florida

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      Choclette
      8th February 2017

      Yes, they make me think of marmalade too and my mother who still makes it every year.

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    Mina Joshi
    6th February 2017

    I love blood oranges but have never made squash. Adding the zest to the squash is also a great idea.

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      Choclette
      6th February 2017

      So much of the flavour is in the zest and if the oranges are organic, I don’t like to waste them.

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      Choclette
      6th February 2017

      Vanilla isn’t an obvious choice to go with oranges, but it works stupendously.

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    kim plant
    6th February 2017

    reminds me of a beautiful holiday in florida with white sandy beached and fresh orange juice x

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    Jane Willis
    6th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of the green-skinned oranges that were so popular when I lived in Brunei.

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      Choclette
      6th February 2017

      Citrus is such a great family, I find it hard to pick out a favourite.

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    sarah rees
    6th February 2017

    has to be simply nice fresh orange juice with a hot cooked breakfast, washes down well

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    Donna S
    6th February 2017

    Christmas… when I was a child we always had oranges for Christmas. I love the tradition of putting oranges in Christmas stockings 🙂

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      Choclette
      6th February 2017

      Me too. We still do Christmas stockings, even though everyone is adult now and there is always an orange in the bottom.

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    Pretty
    6th February 2017

    I love this, have never made squash at home, wouldn’t know where to start but this recipe looks great. Will give it ago.

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      Choclette
      6th February 2017

      I have a bottle of Champagne we never got around to drinking at Christmas and this thought had crossed my mind.

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    POPPY
    6th February 2017

    Oh that colour is glorious Choclette! It would make a wonderful gift. It’s funny as oranges always make me think of sunshine, yet here is blood orange season in chilly February!

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      Choclette
      6th February 2017

      It’s just wonderful to have such glorious coloured fruit at this time of year. It would indeed make a good gift and now you’ve put me in mind of it, I might just do that.

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    Charlotte Burford
    6th February 2017

    Sunny Monday mornings in the summer eating breakfast in the garden

  94. Leave a Reply

    Andrea Upton
    6th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of this time of year and lovely mornings in the kitchen making jars of marmalade!

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    Kim Styles
    7th February 2017

    they remind me of a nanny job I had when I was a teenager – I use to have to juice half a dozen oranges every morning for their childrens breakfasts with a hand juicer!!

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    Elizabeth Smith
    7th February 2017

    They remind me of my grandma because she had a penchant for studded oranges in her wardrobes.
    Thanks for the blood orange cordial recipe I’ll have a go at the weekend

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      Choclette
      7th February 2017

      Ah oranges studded with cloves brings back memories, I used to make those as presents for everyone when I was a child. Hope you like the recipe. Would love to see a photo and / or hear what you think.

  97. Leave a Reply

    Melissa Red
    7th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of nature and make a naturally refreshing drink.

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    Christine Sunter
    8th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of Spain. First place I saw them growing on trees!

  99. Leave a Reply

    Jayne Townson
    8th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of breakfast, and having a nice freshly squeezed glass of orange.

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    ADEINNE TONNER
    8th February 2017

    It will sound crazy but oranges remind me of the summer as i eat so many sitting in the sunshine in the garden during the summer.

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    Emma Walton
    9th February 2017

    Strangely, Oranges always make me think of summer and Christmas! Summer because I use orange juice a lot in alcoholic drinks that I consume with great enjoyment in the garden whilst soaking up the sun and Christmas because I was shopping one year and was in the scented candle department. I picked up a candle called Spiced Orange and it had a gorgeous scent so I bought it. I light it every year and place in on the table during Christmas lunch.

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    Natalie Crossan
    9th February 2017

    terry’s chocolate oranges lol

  103. Leave a Reply

    Rai
    10th February 2017

    The countless glasses of lovely, weak orange squash that fuelled my running around like a lunatic childhood. Ha thanks, now I really fancy some

  104. Leave a Reply

    leanne weir
    10th February 2017

    they remind me of summer or the godfather and marlon brando

  105. Leave a Reply

    Laura Corrall
    11th February 2017

    Sports Days, might be showing my age a little here, but when I was little you’d always get an orange on a sports day as a snack.

  106. Leave a Reply

    Jo Glasspool
    11th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of cold. wet days watching my brother play football.

  107. Leave a Reply

    Toni Pearson
    11th February 2017

    Our holiday in Florida, and the freshly squeezed juice we enjoyed.

  108. Leave a Reply

    maria dhillon
    11th February 2017

    it reminds me of when i was a kid my mum used to make the most amazing orange juice from fresh oranges

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    claire woods
    12th February 2017

    Reminds me of Christmas because that’s when my Mum would have always have oranges in the house.

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    Laura Nice
    12th February 2017

    I love oranges they remind me being at home with my grandma and grandad

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    Linda Griffiths
    12th February 2017

    I love to use them in bucks fizz

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    Victoria Prince
    13th February 2017

    They make me think of marmalade! And always having a satsuma or clementine in my stocking at Christmas 🙂

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    jessica catherine
    13th February 2017

    oranges make me think of a lovely summer day with the family in our garden

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    Maya Russell
    15th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of squeezing and rolling a whole one and then using a straw to drink the juice. You can also buy these sipper things which you can wash and reuse. (Lunchbox idea!)

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      Choclette
      15th February 2017

      That’s a fantastic idea and one I’d completely forgotten about.

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    Helen Thurston
    15th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of the big tins of Mamade which my nan used to buy to make her own marmalade. That and football – guess who used to get the job of cutting up the half-time oranges 🙂

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    JULIE WARD
    15th February 2017

    Drinking Sangria while on holiday with the family, even the kids got to have a little taste

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    Rachel Craig
    16th February 2017

    Oranges tend to make me think of them being a rich source of vitamin C. We are told that they are a healthy fruit for us to eat. Also I think of sunshine as sunshine is needed in order to grow oranges.

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    kate kathurima
    17th February 2017

    Fresh and tangy, juicy, a nice slice in a gin

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    janine atkin
    17th February 2017

    they make me think of the pain when some juice got into a cut one time!!

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    Jo Carroll
    18th February 2017

    Oranges instantly make me think of sunshine even on the darkest of mornings. To me they are the ‘happiest’ fruit there is.

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    Mike Gerrie
    19th February 2017

    Oranges remind me of when we were younger making freshly squeezed orange juice for our parents on a Sunday morning

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    MANDY DOHERTY
    19th February 2017

    Sunny days and sticky juice covered fingers

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    Carole E
    19th February 2017

    Oranges remind me of christmas. Having a orange in the bottom of our stocking

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    Kat Lucas
    20th February 2017

    Oranges always make me think of Florida and Sunshine

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    Ben Audsley
    21st February 2017

    oranges make me think of sunshine, hot sunny days by the pool and drinking refreshing orange juice.

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    Natalie Thomason
    22nd February 2017

    I love oranges remind me of being in Spain the orange groves .

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    Rich Tyler
    22nd February 2017

    Florida with all the orange trees getting beautiful sunshine

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    Emma Rawlinson
    22nd February 2017

    Oranges always remind me of being on holiday in Spain. Seeing all the orange trees by the roadside during the taxi journey from the airport to the hotel. And of course the freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast 🙂

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    Susan Hoggett
    23rd February 2017

    they make me think of breakfasts on holiday as I always have some freshly squeezed chilled orange juice

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    Mary H
    24th February 2017

    I adore the smell and taste of oranges. They remind me of my mum as she was always eating them!

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    bex barton
    24th February 2017

    They remind me of the furniture polish my mum used, which always made me want to go and eat an orange!

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    purpleshoes
    25th February 2017

    they remind me of summertime and long days

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    Emma Nixon
    26th February 2017

    They remind me of summer holidays in cyprus. Alway lots of local oranges for sale. Freshly squeezed orange juice always tastes great

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    Sarah Ann
    27th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of freshly squeezed orange juice on a hot summers day – so refreshing!!

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    Becky John
    28th February 2017

    Oranges make me think of breakfast abroad with ice cold freshly squeezed orange juice.

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    Kelly Hanson
    28th February 2017

    Terry’s chocolate oranges are the first thing that comes to mind. I’m so healthy lol

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    Claire Thomas
    28th February 2017

    Gutted, I haven’t seen any blood oranges this year, and guess I have probably missed them. I love making cordials now I don’t drink and this sounds perfect.

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      Choclette
      1st March 2017

      You might still find some if you’re lucky Claire. Aldi have been selling some good ones.

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    T Brailey
    1st March 2017

    Oranges make me think of Christmas and in contrast a hot summers day.

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    Sadiyya Maryam
    1st March 2017

    Feeding them to my little girl in Lebanon fresh from the trees.

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    Lisa Wilkinson
    1st March 2017

    Visiting the Mediterranean and having freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast

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    Jodie Thompson
    1st March 2017

    Oranges make me think of summer

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    Michelle Jenkins
    1st March 2017

    Oranges always remind me of my nana, she always made her own pot puri and used oranges dried slowly in the oven.

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    Stephen Jenkins
    1st March 2017

    this looks different

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    Katy Malkin
    1st March 2017

    Rows of orange trees, the smell is just lovely, clear and fresh

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    hannah oneill
    1st March 2017

    Oranges remind me of going to my nans as she always made fresh orange juice

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    Mary Baldwin
    2nd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of a special birthday that we spent in Rome and saw oranges growing in the trees around the city.

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    Claire C
    2nd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of Breakfast, I love Orange Juice with breakfast.

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    Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    2nd March 2017

    The smell of freshly squeezed orange juice – my favourite!

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    Karl Byrne
    2nd March 2017

    breakfast overlooking the sea in sunny spain

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    Anthea Holloway
    2nd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of marmalade and also the oranges growing along the roadsides in Tucson, Arizona.

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    Allan Fullarton
    2nd March 2017

    The recipes look great!

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    Lea Mavin
    2nd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of Christingles that my children make every year in school.

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    Lauren Stebbings
    2nd March 2017

    Oranges remind me of being in Florida 🙂

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    steph lovatt
    2nd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of sunshine and marmalade on toast

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    Emma Wolski
    2nd March 2017

    Vitamin C to stop sailors getting scurvy! Always remember that from school lol!

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    Jo W
    2nd March 2017

    Playing sports when I was young as we always had oranges at half time or afterwards

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    Meryl Thomas
    2nd March 2017

    Looks delicious. am definitely going to try this.

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    Julie Wilson
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges remind me of our wonderful family holiday in Florida.

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    Sheila Reeves
    3rd March 2017

    Holidays! The taste of freshly squeezed oranges fresh from the tree takes me back to a villa holiday in Spain

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    Andrew Hindley
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of Orange groves in warmer climes

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    Jade Hewlett
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of refreshing summer drinks of orange juice

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    Bianca Corcoran
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges always make me think of my childhood holidays where we would always pick them fresh off the trees

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    Kim Webster-Marsh
    3rd March 2017

    They make me think of standing on the side lines watching my Dad play football when I was young, me & my brother always got some of the half time oranges 😀

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    Lauren Old
    3rd March 2017

    They make me think of the sun and therefore hot days in summer!

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    lia sturman
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of Spain always wanted to go when i was small

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    donna l jones
    3rd March 2017

    the children having to do oranges for christingle

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    Donna Caldwell
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges remind me of my grandma he use to have one every morning and when we called around he would have slices waiting for us

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    sheri darby
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of sunshine

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    Angela Kelly
    3rd March 2017

    I don’t know what I think of when I think of oranges, but my mouth starts watering!

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    karen watt
    3rd March 2017

    Love blood oranges great recipes

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    Kirsty Woods
    3rd March 2017

    The smell of oranges reminds me of Christmas, my parents used to buy a big box of oranges every Christmas

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    Kat Allinson
    3rd March 2017

    It makes me think of my childhood, my dad always used to have a glass of orange juice with me in the mornings

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    Nancy Bradford
    3rd March 2017

    I love the smell of oranges. They make me think of summer mornings and fresh squeezed orange juice that we used to (sometimes) have for breakfast when I was a child.

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    Lia Burns
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of my childhood, when I had sleepovers with my grandparents my grandad would always peel me and my nan an orange to share x

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    chris bull
    3rd March 2017

    They make me think of many years ago when as a child when we could go to the shops on our own, my nan used to give me a few pennies and I used to go to buy an ortanique orange, this was a great treat and I still love all orange citrus fruits

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    Diane Duggan
    3rd March 2017

    Oranges make me think of the fruit salads my mum used to make when I was a kid.

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    ellie spider
    3rd March 2017

    oranges make me think of sunny weather and holidays in Orlando and the 192 with the giat orange shop

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    Jo Hutchinson
    4th March 2017

    Oranges always make me think of school when we had oranges at half time.

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    Jamie C Millard
    4th March 2017

    spain. they grow everywhere when we visit there. also christmas. always seem to eat a lot more at christmas.

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    Susan Williams
    4th March 2017

    Orange groves in the warm Mediterranean sunshine.

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    Christine Hobbs
    4th March 2017

    Oranges make me think of Xmas as there was always one or two found in my stocking. I have continued this tradition and put one in my childrens stocking every year

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    Zoe g
    4th March 2017

    Oranges make me think of holidays and summer!

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    chloe brill
    4th March 2017

    oranges make me feel refreshed

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    Helen Lane
    4th March 2017

    I haven’t seen blood oranges in the shops in ages

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      Choclette
      4th March 2017

      They aren’t always that obvious. I’ve been getting mine from Aldi and Riverford.

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    Patricia Avery
    4th March 2017

    Oranges make me think of helping Grandma make marmalade in the 1950s as well as the bottles of orange juice I was given as a child (courtesy of NHS) 🙂

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    Emma Davison
    4th March 2017

    Marmalade, eating them at break in a hockey match at school, drinking zesty refreshing juice.

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    Jim Milligan
    4th March 2017

    marmalade – helping my Dad cut up loads of oranges which filled the housewith orangey aroma

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    Stuart Dunlop
    4th March 2017

    Our family trip to Florida, where we went to a orange farm – it was fab!

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    Jo McPherson
    4th March 2017

    They remind me of when I was young, my mum used to buy huge ones and always had this special orange peeler tool

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    Victoria Buchanan
    4th March 2017

    This looks lovely! Will definitely give it a go 🙂

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    kelly morgan
    4th March 2017

    the childrens song oranges and lemons says the bells of st clements

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    Joanna Ford
    4th March 2017

    They make me think of sitting in the sun with a cocktail that has a slice of orange on the side! A nice summery feeling!

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    Samantha R
    4th March 2017

    They make me think of orange cordial when I was younger, or orange zest on a freshly baked cake!

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    Clare Hubbard
    4th March 2017

    The sun, bright warm sunlight, and they taste sweet and juicy!

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    kim wallace
    4th March 2017

    citrus taste in the moth

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    carol Boffey
    4th March 2017

    oranges make me think of sun

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    A.E. ADKINS
    4th March 2017

    Oranges conjure up all sorts of childhood memories: seeing them growing on trees on first holiday abroad, in Santas sack with shiny pennies, tepid squash on a hot day out on our bikes………

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    Dean Inwood
    4th March 2017

    Would love to try some of these recipes.

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    Dawn Hull
    4th March 2017

    Oranges make me think of the Summer and holidays abroad enjoying the sunshine!

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    Kerry SmithK
    4th March 2017

    They make me think of holidays in Spain

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    andrea tinkler
    4th March 2017

    Always makes me think of my grandma who used peel in her baking and i got to eat the oranges xx

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    Matt Brasier
    4th March 2017

    Oranges make me think of sunshine

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    Rachael Ashmore
    4th March 2017

    Homemade marmalade

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    Amy Jo McLellan
    4th March 2017

    Oranges make me think of Christmas as I remember the ones at the bottom of stockings 🙂

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    Sheena Read
    4th March 2017

    Bottom of my Christmas Stocking

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    Fiona jk42
    4th March 2017

    Oranges remind me of a visit to Valencia where there were literally heaps of oranges on the side of the roads, apparently these were the ones that were too ripe to go to market, so you could just help yourself to them.

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    Adrian Bold
    4th March 2017

    Orange always make me think of the fact that nothing rhymes with it. Purple too 🙂

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    Monika Bascombe
    4th March 2017

    childhood – oranges and and bananas were always in our house

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    Phill Worboys
    4th March 2017

    What a “GRATE” prize! 🙂

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