Monday, March 12, 2007

A Taste For Blood

I have decided to become a vampire. Over the course of the next month or so, I will be visiting you all while you sleep, and gradually converting you over to the dark side.
("Come to the dark side; we have cookies!")
No, actually, what I meant to say is that I decided to try Blood Oranges for the first time.
I was at the store and I saw them in the produce section. I've seen them before and never really felt compelled to try them, until now.
So I got three.
And I just tried my very first one.
The coloring is a nice dark claret. I can definitely see where the name comes from.
I'd been hoping that the taste would be some exquisitely sweet syrupy delicious eruption of flavor.
Alas.
It's not that different from a regular orange.
But at least now I can say I've tried it.
So, hey, maybe the vampire thing can work out after all.
Please leave your doors and windows unlocked for the next few weeks.

9 comments:

Travis said...

GACK!! They say you eat with your eyes too - I must say I am not tempted to try those oranges.

Now if you had...say...some CAKE...then I could be tempted to the dark side.

Steven said...

Believe it or not, these are the oranges they use for orange juice in Italy. Yummy! But the color is a bit jarring at first.

How's the migraine?

Gattina said...

How nice you became a vampire ! you are very welcome in my home, even my cats would enjoy your visit lol, but for me bring those nice oranges ! I love them !
I came here for the click on Manic Monday, but apparently you haven't clicked yet !

Mr. Fabulous said...

It doesn't matter if we leave the doors and windows unlocked. A vampire has to be INVITED in.

So far you are off to a bad start.

Janna said...

Travis: Ok, I'll put cake on the grocery list.

Steven: The migraine is finally gone!

Gattina: Thank you! How does Tuesday sound? I'll stop by around 11:30.

Mr. Fab: Aww, c'mon, lemme in. I added you to my Technorati favorites; surely that's worth a bite or two...

amisare waswerebeen said...

I don't think I would try these if I had heard the name first.

Janna said...

Amisare: I think that's what took me so long to try them. On one level, they sound gross, yet on another darker, creepier level, they sound disturbingly cool...

Morgen said...

should I tell you that Martha adores blood oranges?

I've tried them before and you're right: pretty much like any old orange once you get past the color.
Best orange flavor in my opinion: clementines

Janna said...

Morgen: MARTHA likes them?? Drat. We must never speak of this again.