Saturday, December 5, 2009

Oranges & lemons

oranges & lemons, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

When I was a young girl my Christmas stocking was filled with candy, nuts and oranges.....sometimes apples. These were always readily available at holiday time and affordable as well as edible. My children laugh at me when I try to continue this tradition of stocking stuffers. Today it is usually cozy socks that fill the stocking. But as I look around for available Christmas decorations the fruit is perfect. These oranges are Cara Cara oranges....they are very pink inside and a little sweeter than most oranges and they are the first harvest from my little container tree. Gifts from the garden. The Meyer lemons are from my little tree that has been giving me fruit for many years. The tree stands about 3 feet tall.
So I think of my mother and old traditions using oranges and lemons from my garden to create a yummy salad:


Marjorie said...

I bet your salad was delicious.

My grandmother put an assortment of fruit and nuts in our stockings along with some delightful little surprises.

I remember how much fun we had pulling little treats out of the stockings.

Your oranges and lemons are beautiful.

We woke up to several inches of snow this morning. It is the first snowfall for us this year.

Winifred said...

They look lovely.

We used to have an orange, a shiny red apple, nuts, some chocolate and a few little presents in our stockings. I really loved opening them.

They used to tell us that if we were naughty we'd just get ashes from the fire. What an incentive!

Denise said...

It is so nice to hear other people had oranges and nuts in their Christmas stockings. I enjoyed these little treasures and appreciated their novelty. It was a much simpler time.

Jane LaFazio said...

Me too! My mom would always put oranges in our stockings. I've had the same hand knit christmas stocking since I was 5. (I had the moth holes darned a number of years ago). It's says "Janie" and is one of my fave christmas things.