I am crazy in love with all things citrus right now.
It started about a month ago when our neighbor Joe -- an amateur citrus farmer with dozens of exotic varieties -- gifted us several big bags of these gems (including the out-of-this-world Barcelona Orange). Our friend Mira was staying with us at the time and we ate and cooked with oranges and lemons all week long. She made this Florentine orange sponge cake (no recipe, just by memory and feel...don't you hate when that happens and you can never get the recipe?), and then I made this insanely good (if I do say so myself) orange cornmeal cake made with olive oil and white wine. Truly to die for. Will share the recipe with you one of these posts....
Also, I can't get enough of the scent in our yard right now. All of our citrus trees are blooming. It is seriously the best scent in the world, no? Especially on a warm evening..... Ahhhhh.
Then. I became mildly obsessed with this darling clementine print that Jones is hanging in her daughter's nursery. Isn't it just the sweetest?
Finally, for now anyway, I just had to have the orange letterpress cards that Stephanie shared the other day on her most excellent blog.
clementine painting by jamie shelman