What Is Wrong With Cooper’s Orange?
Since the pandemic began, I have been trying to eat better. I mean, I have always eaten good. But, now I am trying to eat even better, because I am not getting the same amount of exercise I have in the past.
Before all of this started, I was on the move all the time. I was going to radio station events, DJing at bars, DJing at events / weddings. I almost never got less than 6,000 steps per day.
But, that all came to an end when the pandemic started. Events and weddings were postponed or cancelled and bars / clubs temporarily shut down.
After noticing my weight increase during the first few weeks of the stay-at-home order, I decided I was going to eat healthier than I had been. Fruit for breakfast, healthy choice meals for lunch, sensible dinner, and less booze.
So that I didn't get bored, I have been mixing up my fruit selection. Pears one week. Apples the next week. Golden Berries every once in a while.
Making my way through Hannaford last night, I grabbed bananas and what I thought was oranges. It turns out, I was partly right.
As I peeled my orange this morning, I saw that it looked a little darker than it should have. At first, I thought it was rotten, but it was still firm and still smelled alright. I took a small bite. It tasted alright. Kind of tart, but not bad.
I needed a second opinion, so I ran down the hall to the 92 Moose studio. i held up a slice of my orange and asked Matt and Renee what they thought. Actually, being honest, I asked Renee what she thought. I was pretty sure Matt would have no idea what an orange was.
Renee explained that what I had bought was a "blood orange". Honestly, it is the first time that I have seen (or tasted) a blood orange that was not part of some kind of cocktail.
The lesson I learned? Read the signs at the grocery stores!