Baby Tangerines, Preserving Cuteness!

When I was sixteen I had my wisdom teeth taken out.

Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

My best friend’s mum gave me a brown paper bag of clementines as a ‘get well soon’ gesture. They were the tiniest clementines I’d ever seen, little more than an inch in diameter. I loved these adorable miniature citrus fruits and have always bought them whenever I’ve come across them since, which hasn’t been often…

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But I looked for them last winter, and again over the last few months, and couldn’t find them anywhere. Worse still, more than one fruit stall vendor looked at me like I was asking for oranges grown on Mars! Occasional sightings by friends (in non-local shops) convinced me I wasn’t going crazy.

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Finally, I found these baby tangerines in my local Waitrose and had to put them in my basket. (I didn’t have a choice, they were calling to me, “Eat me, Kavey, eat me!” they squeaked).

I candied them, using the same recipe I first tried for Christmas day, and made again a few days later.

No alcohol this time, just sugar, water and the little oranges. Delicious!

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These oranges are so cute, I can’t resist sharing photos, even though I blogged the recipe so recently.

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7 Comments to "Baby Tangerines, Preserving Cuteness!"

  1. Mamta

    You got 6 into those small jars!! They look so lovely, definitely too cute to as Rachel said above. What were they like fresh?

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  2. Kavey

    Haa, yes almost too cute to eat but not quite!

    Mum, they were like normal size ones but sweeter!

    Michelle, it's a 50 pence coin, so they're a touch larger than you thought!

    Aoife, I thought of you as I wrote that!!!!!

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  3. Reena

    Oooh – I'm getting these in my Ocado order tomorrow. I can't wait! I'll probably eat half of them and preserve the other half – if I have enough will power.

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