Coming from a cold climate, I was told that a few generations ago, citrus fruit was something to show off with…. there was a great aunt in the family it seems, that would display oranges at Christmas, without offering any (as they were “not yet ripe” she’d explain)….. I have an uncle who said that as a visitor, he’d wanted the oranges so badly he’d have enjoyed them just as fully had he eaten one WITH the peel…..
“showing off” with luxury citrus…… how times have changed!!
Although they’re no longer a rarity, oranges in a Christmas stocking have always been a holiday staple for me and a plate of clementines- especially with their leaves, just plain pretty 🙂
Happy holidays 🙂