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Making Homemade Orange Juice

We have more citrus fruit than we know what to do with. We love being able to walk to the backyard and grab a grapefruit or orange when the craving hits, but having never owned fruit trees, we are slowly coming to a loss as what to do with them.

One thing we have started is a weekend morning ritual of making fresh orange juice.Β With daddy’s help, M has become quite the orange juice maker.

We don’t own a juicer so we make it old school, squeezing orange after orange.

And licking fingers in between πŸ˜‰

We don’t add any water or sugar. Luckily these oranges are sweet enough to drink straight.

M looks forward to making oj every weekend.

and I love that she’s learning how to make real fruit juice.

If you had endless amounts of oranges, what would you do with them? I’m in the market for some ideas πŸ™‚

11 Responses

  1. j3nn said on March 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I’d love to have a citrus tree! I would make: Orange cake, orange ice pops/creamsicles, and cranberry sauce. Maybe even candied orange peels. πŸ™‚

  2. Barbara said on March 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I love oranges…especially sweet ones! Why don’t you use the juice to make orange juice ice pops…I’m sure M would love them…I know I would πŸ™‚

  3. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on March 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    You do know how lucky you are, right? I would look forward to every weekend, too!

  4. Anne said on March 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    How special to just be able to walk into the backyard and grab an orange! I’m jealous πŸ™‚

  5. Maya said on March 7, 2012 at 6:11 am

    You should google Moroccan Orange Yogurt Cake! It is absolutely delicious and my family has been making it for years!

  6. Nicole, RD said on March 7, 2012 at 6:35 am

    There is nothing about this post that doesn’t make me want to packe up everything I own and move to CA! Jealous!

  7. Jen @ The Well Read Fish said on March 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

    You could freeze them for smoothies – Creamsicle smoothies! Vanilla and orange!

  8. Weekly Bite said on March 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    These are all great ideas!!! Thank You !!

  9. Maureen said on March 8, 2012 at 11:11 am

    When I lived in Orlando there was an abandoned orange grove behind our house and many of the trees had fruit. I wore out two juice machines that year and filled a chest freezer with juice. Ahhh.. memories πŸ™‚

  10. Heart of Virginia said on March 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Brings back memories of growing up. We had a navel orange tree in our backyard. Nothing like fresh oranges from the tree. My dad would bring a bag of oranges in and I would make a pitcher of fresh juice. wouldn’t last long.

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  11. Kerrie said on March 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Here is AZ we love the abundance of citrus too. I would take your juicing efforts 1 week pour it into an ice cube tray and add orange zest to it. Come summertime when berry season hits I’ll love to add a cube to make fruit salad a little juicy.