When I cook, I don't typically do a "mise en place," simply because I think it dirties a lot of extra bowls, which I later must wash. (Boo on dirty dishes.) However, the ingredients for my lunch yesterday were so pretty, I decided to arrange and take a picture! Before:
Add heat and some stirring, (and some water to the couscous,) and you get:
Segue . . .
A few weeks ago, I bought some oranges at the co-op. One day, I took one to work, and began to peel it. I yelped! Why? Because the flesh inside the orange was a reddish-pink color, almost like a ruby red grapefruit. I tasted it, and it tasted like a very fabulous orange. The sticker told me it was a "cara cara" orange, which I had never heard of before! I bought more at the store last weekend, just to be sure I wasn't going crazy:
They are quite tasty. It's fun, eating a pink orange! It's also an oxymoron, but then again, new produce does tend to keep things interesting.