Tangerines are good.
I don’t know if I ever mentioned that we have a tangerine tree. In terms of childhood memories, it stands equal with apricots to me. But when it comes to flavor, it takes a slight backseat. But in January, apricot isn’t around, so it’s all about the tangerine.
Getting the first ripe tangerine in late December/early January is pretty great. It is a wonderful feature that Citrus is ripe in the dead of winter (So. Cal. edition ~50-60 F). Michael Ruhlmann is right, citrus is a great example of the benefits of seasonal produce shopping.
We are blessed with a mature tangerine tree, so no waiting around here. When the fruit is ready, time to dive in. Sadly this variety is a bit “seedy”, but I can’t complain, because the flavor is spectacular.
Also, sadly, two of my kids are allergic to citrus. They get a rash on there face and *other problems*. so sad.