I love oranges. It's the one fruit that symbolizes the sun. I spent many hours on the Camino admiring and sitting underneath orange and lemon trees. I don't know why, but something about citrus trees stirs my soul. It's as if my soul knows there is a home and a place under every orange tree.
Citrus is a beloved winter fruit and for years, I've wanted to experiment with upside cakes. This first attempt sold me on idea as well as the flavor. As a lover of nature, I believe in eating foods closet to nature. I left the rind on the orange to reduce food waste as well as to consume the entire orange.
The rind is bitter, but does not taste bad. It is slightly chewy, so if you don't want to deal with the rind, peel the orange prior to layering it on the pan.
"Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness. Orange vibration foods are: oranges, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, peaches and carrots."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com