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Snackable Autumn Artwork: with Citrus!

The top of October and starting of November mark the season for Halloween and the Autumn Harvest, and there’s no higher fruit to characterize this time of the yr than citrus!  As we coated within the final weblog, the colour orange is the trademark hue of the season, and right here at Florida Fruit Shippers, the first citrus harvest crops are the Fallglo Tangerines, which herald the beginning of the citrus season, Simple-Peel TangerinesSol Zest Tangerines, crimson and white grapefruitnavel oranges and crimson navels. They’re accessible to order now, with transport in early November. These fruits are good for each adorning your property for the season and feeding nutritious snacks to your loved ones: all on the similar time!

Goblin Up the Treats

As you possibly can see from this image taken in your devoted blogger’s eating room, the cat, pumpkin, and Morty the skeleton are very joyful to see plenty of tangerines filling the deal with bowl as an alternative choice to all the sugary sweets.  With Thanksgiving and the December holidays proper across the nook, well being typically takes a again seat to too many non-nutritious temptations and never sufficient time to apply wholesome habits. As we start to pack away our spooky decorations and transition into the comfortable vibes of Thanksgiving, do not be so fast to pack up the thought of a deal with bowl; merely substitute the fright-themed one with an ornamental basket and repurpose it for wholesome snacking all through the season.


Nonetheless Life, Good Sufficient to Eat!

A bowl of fruit is the quintessential illustration of a kind of artwork type known as “Nonetheless Life.” Nonetheless Life permits us to understand the quiet and infrequently shocking fantastic thing about on a regular basis gadgets in our residence, often from nature. The primary image above, a terrific instance of a Nonetheless Life {photograph}, is of our standard Present Basket, which additionally serves as a lovely centerpiece that is good for the season (or anytime of yr). To create your individual Nonetheless Life, you possibly can play with the association of the fruit within the basket, attempting completely different patterns and lightweight settings, and {photograph} or sketch your design. Citrus baskets are supposed to be edible artwork, so by all means eat your topic materials after photographing or sketching! After the scrumptious citrus is loved, you possibly can preserve re-filling the basket with seasonal citrus and even orchard fruits equivalent to these discovered within the Florida Sunshine Field, and make one other Nonetheless Life creation earlier than as soon as once more heartily consuming the topic medium. 

These fruits are scrumptious sufficient to peel and eat proper on the spot, however since we’re waxing artistic, you may be impressed to attempt making a “tang-o-pumpkin” by eradicating the rind from a number of of our Simple-Peel Tangerines and poking a celery “stem” in on the prime. This fast and creative providing additionally entices youngsters to eat the fruit extra readily, with out the additional step of peeling. One other thought, nice for teenagers and adults alike, is to layer cut-up items of oranges and grapefruits with vanilla yogurt in a parfait cup, or just toss some bite-sized items of citrus fruit atop just a few dollops of yogurt or cottage cheese.

Edible Mandalas

Persevering with our journey into the world of snackable citrus artwork, we will discover one other lovely type that’s made for fruit: Mandalas. Mandalas come from many traditions world wide, and a few have a religious or meditative element related to their creation and presentation. They’re radially symmetrical, which means that you just wish to create a steadiness of type and form in all instructions from a middle level. This sort of artwork is ideal for teenagers; merely present them with a bunch of tangerines, oranges, grapefruits, and every other gadgets you would possibly discover collectively equivalent to sticks, leaves, age-appropriate decorative beads, and so forth., and begin creating! Within the photograph of the fruit mandala above, yours really used a sq. pillow cowl with a radially symmetrical floral design as a base. You too can use a round platter or pizza pan, and so forth. In Tibetan Buddhist traditions, Mandalas are deconstructed proper after you make them as an indication of impermanence, so be at liberty to start out consuming your fruit as quickly as you end designing. Better of all, you possibly can preserve altering the design as typically as you would like, particularly because the fruit is consumed and changed. Making mandalas is a grounding mindfulness train for teenagers and adults alike, as shut as your kitchen or eating room desk and your field of freshly grove-picked fruit from Florida Fruit Shippers.

Completely happy edible Autumn art-making, from all of us right here at FFS!




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