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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:53 PM
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I'm about to go buy ten or twenty pounds of navel oranges, ask me anything
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 08:54 PM by Saint Etienne17
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:54 PM
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1. Well, is it ten or twenty?
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:54 PM
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2. Depends how much I feel like carrying on the walk back home
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:55 PM
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3. do you have save a village from getting scurvy?
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:56 PM
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4. Well I haven't had a lot of vitamin C lately and I can eat as much as an entire village can
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:34 AM
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13. So, you won't be juicing them?
That's a lot to eat by yourself.


I just bought o.j.

We'd finished up the navel juice I squoze. I'm buying oranges next time. The work is worth it.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:57 PM
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5. Silly
The ones they use for scurvy are Naval oranges. :patriot:

Oh, that was bad! :blush:
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:02 PM
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6. I think I should leave now
Thanks for killing the thread :P
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:19 PM
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7. Shouldn't you post this after you buy the oranges?
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:02 PM
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8. Do you pick lint from your navels?
just askin
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:07 PM
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9. You can pick your friends and you can pick your navels...
:hide:
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:10 PM
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10. but you can't pick your friends' altoids
oops, wrong thread :blush:
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:19 AM
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17. If I see some fuzzy white stuff on these navels
I'll be sure to throw 'em away
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:14 PM
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11. Can you fit a whole one in your mouth?
I bet not.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:35 PM
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12. What do you -DO- with 20 lbs of naval oranges?
I'm asking because mah Sweetie came home from work with 20 lbs
of them the other day- a co-worker's kid was having a band
fundrasier or some such...

So now I've got 20 pounds of oranges I need to use up before they go bad,
and I'm looking for ways to do it. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:35 AM
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14. I'm going to be eating mine within the next couple of days
You can eat them, juice them, make preserves, make a tart, make candied orange peels, etc.

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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:11 AM
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16. No way can I eat that many oranges....
...but the "preserves" idea really strikes a chord!

I've kinda got a tiny "cult following" amongst my circle of friends
for some of my offbeat recipes. (5 or 10 people, tops...)

Most especially, my recipes that put habeero peppers in new and exciting places.
I can't make my "sweet-n-sour red hot fruit compote" often enough for them.

I've got four small habaero bushes spending the winter in my living room,
-AND- I've been getting into "canning" again over the last year or so.

So maybe a hot-n-spicy variation on a traditional English Marmalade could let
me kill THREE birds with one stone? I've got too many fresh peppers, too many
naval oranges, and too many folks expecting presents on the 25th.

A nice big batch of "Dick's Spicy Xmas Marmalade" could cut my "Christmas List"
by 25% in one afternoon!

Thank you so much for the idea! It's a GREAT one- I can feel it already! :hug:
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:35 AM
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15. Jiuce them, fill milk jugs
leave a little room for expansion when it freezes, and stash them. Once they're juiced, it doesn't last long. SO good...
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:22 AM
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18. That was my first thought as well. (My ONLY thought in 3 days, to be honest.)
But our freezer is usually pretty full,
and Sweetie isn't a big fan of the OJ.

See my post above- I think I'm gonna make
some very special marmalade and distribute
it for Christmas presents.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 05:43 AM
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19. do you know how to pick good ones?
if so please let me know because I am very hit and miss :o
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:50 AM
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23. I just usually try for ones that're heavy for their size
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 03:17 PM
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25. I'll try that
I'm looking for tips because I LOVE oranges but they are pricey enough now where a few bad picks can piss me off!!!
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 05:50 PM
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26. They are pricy here too
Usually when it's orange season here, I can find them for 10 lbs for $1, but the cheapest I can find is 3 lbs. for $1 :(
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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 05:48 AM
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20. Save a soup can
for spittin' all them seeds into.
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:49 AM
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22. navel oranges do no have seeds
They were a genetic mutation way back when. So the only way to get new navel orange trees it to start one from a cutting. Thus, the trees of today are genetically similar to the first navel orange tree that was ever found.
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 06:39 AM
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21. Sounds yummy.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:57 AM
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24. So, gonna load up some pillowcases and give someone a beating?
Cool. And citrus-y!

mikey_the_rat
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