♥ Happy St. Valentine's Day ♥
♥ All Hail St. Valentine ♥
♥ Thank you to Cheetah, for the Beautiful Picture ♥
To all the Orange Lovers, as well as the Sweetheart Lovers out there, I thought on Day 80 of my Orange Juice Train ride, I would share a few little Orange snippets with you.
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~ Elizabeth Cromwell, wife of Oliver, gave her husband a hard time for quarrelling with the Spanish, because it sent the price of Oranges up to four pence each (quite a fortune in 1664).
~ Cardinal Wolsey used to carry Orange peel next to his nose when riding on his mule to Westminster Hall, to offset the not-so-savoury smells of Tudor London.
~ Dr. Samuel Johnson used to save the Orange peel, of Oranges he had eaten, and carry it in his pocket.
~Samuel Pepys mentioned in his diaries that a trip to the theatre with his wife and friends, in the 17th century, ended up costing him eight shillings for Oranges (as Pepys stated that Oranges cost sixpence each, that was 16 Oranges for the group!)
~ The Orange was first known in England as long ago as 1290.
~ At the beginning of the 17th century, Sir James Lancaster, of the East India Company, forced all his captains to carry Oranges for the health of their crew.
~ P.E. Norris, in his book, 'About Fruit, Vegetables and Salad', says that: "Most people class citrus fruit as "blood cleansers", but few know that citrus fruits are even more important in COLD weather than warm, and more valuable for those who do hard manual labour than those who sit all day at desks, for citrus fruit conains something—whether citrus acid or vitamin C, we are not quite sure—which enable the muscles to function effectively. Without it they tire quickly."
~ Confucius was quoted as saying: " A Day without Orange Juice is like a day without Sunshine."
Fruity Fare ♥:
Morning~ 16 Syrup Ball Valencias, juiced with a spoon
Mid-Morning~ 6 Organic Valencias, juiced in my mouth
Afternoon~ 500ml/16.9 oz Organic Valencias, juiced with Amco hand-juicer.