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…
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.
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!
These oranges are so cute, I can’t resist sharing photos, even though I blogged the recipe so recently.
Please leave a comment - I love hearing from you!7 Comments to "Baby Tangerines, Preserving Cuteness!"
Almost too cute to eat….almost…. 🙂
You got 6 into those small jars!! They look so lovely, definitely too cute to as Rachel said above. What were they like fresh?
I've never seen these. The 20p really gives a clue how small they are!
What cuteness! No wonder they squeaked 'eat me' to you – they would have done the same to me 🙂 x
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!!!!!
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.
Love these so much! Just got some from Waitrose too to use for a Confit duck and tiny tangerine salad 🙂