Wednesday, March 23, 2011

drinking paradise

So I was in Arizona for a week of school visits and the Tucson Book Festival and it was great fun. I have lots of fond memories, but I have to admit what I am missing the most is the amazing, fresh-squeezed orange juice that my lovely librarian host spoiled me with.

Mary, my librarian host, had two orange trees in her backyard laden with fruit:
which she harvested regularly:
and let me make into juice!

she had an electric juicer which made the process quite exciting (and quick):
I think about 6 oranges made this jug--those oranges were very juicy!
and delicious!Ahh, freshly squeezed orange juice from fruit just picked off a's a sublime liquid that cannot be described. It is really just like drinking paradise!


Lori said...

Love it! I want some fresh squeezed orange juice!

Jillian said...

I don't think I've had fresh squeezed orange juice in years, if not ever. I don't drink orange juice a lot, though I do like it lots. Wow!

Melanie said...

How does Mary feel about hosting a random Arizona tourist? ;)

Also, I won the ChinaSprout Where the Mountain Meets the Moon giveaway. I'm excited to add it to my collection!

Grace Lin said...

It was amazing! I like orange juice, but it's not been something I ever craved for... until now!

Mary said...

I had a fabulous time hosting Grace!

My second refrigerator is filled with oranges ready for squeezing at a moment's notice. The heavenly sweet aroma of orange blossoms now permeates my yard!