We are really enjoying the orange bounty this winter. Thank goodness for the Hendersons at the Saturday market who are keeping up stocked up. Last week we came home with a box of parson browns and red navels to share with folks at the cafe and at the labor pools - and to enjoy ourselves.
Fruit salad or "ambrosia," as the Martin family and other southerners call it, is a holiday staple. My dad always made it early on Christmas morning and added all kinds of things, including canned fruit cocktail (fruit cocktail-less recipe here). We pare it down for everyday breakfasts by adding what we have on hand. Most mornings that's oranges and pecans. And it is enough. Beautiful, delicious, sweet, with the crunch I like (and Grace does not).
The pink fruit you see in the photo is not a grapefruit (Martins don't use grapefruit in the ambrosia), but a red navel. It's the end of the season for them, but get one if you can. So sweet and delicious. I'm looking forward to brightening up a few more mornings with this stuff.