About 6 years or so ago, I met a wonderful lady on the Donna Young Home school forums named Barbara-Sue.
Barbara-Sue moved down south a couple of years ago, and one day while we were talking on the phone, she began to tell me about the orange groves that were chopped down to make room for suburbia.
She told me that there are still mature orange trees in people’s back yards and some of the people leave bags of oranges on the side of the road and charge $1 for them on the honor system.
Aaaaaaaand that these oranges are so juicy that when you eat them the juice runs down your arm and drips off your elbows.
I expressed an interest in such an orange.
She sends me some every year for Christmas.
Superman ate 94% of them…sigh…
But I saved a couple to make this wonderful TWD recipe of
Lemon Orange Poppy Seed Muffins.
Poppy seeds, you go rancid so fast….you are dead to me.
This is such a great recipe. The muffins are moist and tender, but have a distinct scone flavor too.
You also need to save some juice to make the glaze.
But the leftover juice tempted me.
I drank it straight out of the bowl and had to get another orange to make the glaze.
Oh…just so fabulous.
If you’d like to make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, then go check out Betsy’s blog. She has the recipe.
Word of caution…if you get poppy seeds, make sure that you use them right away and not leave them in your cupboard for over a year.