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Sunday Snapshots: Citrus Crush

by Spicie Foodie on June 10, 2012

Sunday Snapshots, citrus fruits, lemons, kumquats, Spicie Foodie

This past week I’ve been crushing on citrus fruits. I think my week’s crush was started from working on Jean’s (Lemons and Anchovies) interview. In fact after salivating over Jean’s many recipes, using lemons, I caught myself craving and using lemons and so many foods. Thanks Jean;)

Sunday Snapshots, citrus fruits, lemons, kumquats, Spicie Foodie

When I went to pick up lemons I also found some Kumquats. They are one of my favorite fruits. I couldn’t help myself and so had to shoot a few photos before devouring them.

Sunday Snapshots, citrus fruits, lemons, kumquats, Spicie Foodie

Even though it is not citrus season here I was lucky enough to find these fine specimens.

Sunday Snapshots, citrus fruits, lemons, kumquats, Spicie Foodie

When I was shooting a little birdie came my way. I think she wanted a taste. In case you’re wondering why her hair is so disheveled, they are molting.

Sunday Snapshots, citrus fruits, lemons, kumquats, Spicie Foodie

Before my feathery visitor flew away she left me a little gift…

Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. I’ll have another recipe for you tomorrow, see you then.

in Sunday Snapshots

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa June 10, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Beautiful shots!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie June 10, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Thank you Rosa!

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3 angela@spinachtiger June 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM

What intense pictures. They are telling quite the story, even with the feather.

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4 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Thank you Angela:)

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5 marla June 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Stunning photos! Love all this citrus!

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6 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Thanks Marla:)

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7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Beautiful shots, I can almost taste the citrus!

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8 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Thank you Laura!

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9 Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie June 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Absolutely beautiful! My grandpa loved kumquats. There were a lot of kumquat trees where he worked and no one ever picked them, until my grandpa told everyone that they were a delicious fruit. He’d bring home buckets full of golden kumquats, most we’d eat, and the rest were used to make a jam. So delicious! :)

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10 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Hi Leslie,

I’m sure everyone was very grateful to your grandfather. I haven’t tried making jam, sounds good:)

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11 DB-The Foodie Stuntman June 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I love lemons because they are so versatile!

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12 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Me too:)

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13 Cookingrookie June 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM

So beautiful! They look like jewels!

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14 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Thank you:)!

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15 Suzi June 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Your photos are so inspiring, I love them. Your little bird is quite striking. Happy Sunday, my dear.

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16 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Thank you Suzi.

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17 Magic of Spice June 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Just gorgeous! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday, hugs

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18 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Thanks Alisha, hugs!

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19 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun June 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Sigh…those were lovely.

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20 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Thank you Victoria:)

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21 Emily @ Life on Food June 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I love your Sunday Snapshot posts. There is something very relaxing about your photos. Great break from a Sunday of chores.

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22 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Hi Emily,

Thank you, glad to hear it. If I can help in giving you a break or distraction anyway from Sunday chores, then I’m happy:)

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23 tania@mykitchenstories June 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM

These are lovely. The glow of the orange and golds is just perfect. Did Birdie like the citrus?

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24 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Thank you Tania. No, she didn’t seem to like it. I’ll have to keep giving them tastes and see if they end up like them.

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25 Michelle June 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM

aren’t those kumquats? they are my favorite!

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26 Suzanne Perazzini June 11, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Your beautiful bird reminds me of my gorgeous little love bird that I owned. He used to travel around on my shoulder or in my pocket, as proud as punch of his status. Unfortunately he is no longer with us and I miss him.

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27 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Hi Suzanne,

Aw your birdie sounds like such a sweetie. I’m sorry he is no longer here:(

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28 Tania @ A Perfect Pantry June 11, 2012 at 2:24 AM

I have both a lemon and Kumquat tree in my backyard…and I use their fruits all the time. Kumquats make the most delicious tea…yum. Gorgeous photos.

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29 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Hi Tania,

How lucky are you:) Oh, kumquat tea sounds fantastic.

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30 Vicki Bensinger June 11, 2012 at 2:39 AM

I can only dream to be able to take photos as beautiful as yours someday! Hopefully it will be sooner than later.

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31 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Thank you Vicki that is so sweet.

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32 Holly June 11, 2012 at 4:54 AM

Lovely photos. The one with the bird is excellent- she compliments the colors of the citrus wonderfully!

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33 Spicie Foodie June 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Thanks Holly! Haha, yeah she does doesn’t she?:)

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34 Nami | Just One Cookbook June 12, 2012 at 7:43 AM

I love Kumquats and your Kumquat shots! My kids have been requesting to have pet birdie in our house. They will be jealous!

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35 Spicie Foodie June 12, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Hi Nami,

Thank you. Oh, too bad we don’t live close to each other so your kiddos can come and play with Joanie and Cachi.

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36 Vita @ Juicer Depot June 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

When you took these pictures were the lights off in the room and you are using artificial lighting on one side? I would like to learn more how your pictures come out so amazing.

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37 Spicie Foodie June 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Hi,

No they were shot using window light. You can see it in the photo with my bird. I’ve shared some photography tutorials that might interest you, http://www.spiciefoodie.com/photography/tutorials/
Thanks!

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