I went over to an old friend’s place a little while ago, and she asked me if I’d like to have something to drink, a juice perhaps. I said ’sure’ and she grabbed out a big 3 kilo bag of oranges, and a stainless steel bowl with a juicer popped in the middle, and started squeezing oranges! Needless to say it was delicious and I have followed suit – buying bags of oranges and squeezing them to my hearts content!
You need no specialist equipment! Or, in other words, my lovely daughter has been playing with the juicer and it is, quite possibly, at the bottom of her toy box. I better go find it…
I know this sort of post is a little bland - and duh, anyone can squeeze an orange. But I think it’s important not to forget these simple ways of preparing delicious, healthy food.
So cut the orange in half (valencia are the best, you can use navels, but they are more of an eating orange, you’ll get less juice). Squeeze the bejeebers out of it. Squash and massage every last bit of juice out of the flesh with your thumbs and squeeze it again. The reason for the big bowl is you don’t need to be so specific about where the juice goes – you can get a bit tribal!