7 Shades of Orange
Blood oranges have character and flaunt their diversity; every morning as I cut open two of them, I watch with anticipation to see what colour and patterns are hiding inside. There are three varieties of the arancia rossa di Sicilia (red orange of Sicily): Tarocco, Moro and Sanguinello. They usually appear in my village shop from the end of December until March. The Sanguinello gets redder as it ripens and when the really bloody ones arrive, I squeeze them with a tinge of regret that the season is nearly over.
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