Our Orange Tree
Our Orange Tree is laden with fruit at the moment. A previous owner of our house was a gardener with the council and planted alot of fruit trees. Unfortunately we’ve lost a few of them lately as very hot weather for a few summers has taken it’s toll.
Today my daughter Emma and I went out the back in the winter sunshine to pick some of the oranges. I thought a refreshing salad would be nice to make with them. If you’d like a cake recipe though to make with oranges, sometime ago I posted a Moroccan Orange Cake recipe that’s deliciously moist, quick to make and has been very popular.
Fennel and Orange Salad
1 bulb fennel (anise), slice an amount enough for the size salad you’re making – video on how to prepare fennel below.
1 Orange, peeled and cut into segments
2 Tblsp olive oil
4 Tblsp juice from an orange
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper
Layer some rocket leaves, sliced fennel and orange slices on a platter.
Place dressing ingredients into a jar, screw on lid and shake to mix together.
Drizzle dressing over the top and serve.