Is it amazing that the earth provides for us just what we need when we need it. It is the season of colds, flus and runny noses and also the season of vitamin C. Oranges, kiwis, greens and cabbages grow in abundance in winter and have oddles of vitamin C.
I am currently making freshly squeezed orange juice a lot, I find it gives me amazing stamina when I excercise and it replenishes me afterwards. The children get a glass before anything else they may have for breakfast and it is quicker than pulling out the juicer. As I do not think I need to share my recipe for freshly squeezed orange juice, I wanted to share something a little different with North African flavours.
Orange Salad with Cardamom Honey and Mint
4 Oranges peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Cardamom Seed powder or 1/2 Teaspoon freshly crushed seeds
1 Tablespoon Fresh Mint, shredded
Place the oranges on a plate without piling them up too much on top of each other. Put the honey into a small bowl and gently warm if needed so that you can stir the Cardamom powder into it. Drizzle the Cardamom honey over the Oranges and sprinkle with the mint. If possible leave for a few hours for the flavours to mingle or just gobble up straight away.
To add a little bit of fire to this dish add a slither of Fresh Red Chilli chopped and sprinkled over the Oranges.