I love grapefruit season. It's a fruit I tend to forget to eat often enough. It's always oranges or clementines or other kid friendly, easy to grab citrus, lemons and limes for flavoring other dishes.
But grapefruit. Aren't they luscious? I am reminded it's grapefruit (and citrus in general) season because when we are at the YMCA, someone brought in their surplus and plopped it in a giant bowl on the front counter. They hadn't been chemically treated, or shined. But, there they sat, dull with a side of dirt, like a geod, bright, juicy goodness hidden inside. Each girl, tall enough to notice the citrus on display, grabbed one for the road.
We broiled them with some brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Full directions here.
Speaking of cinnamon, have you learned of the goodness of Penzey's Vietnamese, yet? For Pearl's science experiment this year, she taste tested cinnamons. We are not the best of scientists around here, but we sure do like to do taste tests. Both the ceylon and Vietnamese came from Penzey's, but the ceylon tasted like dust. Bleck. But that Vietnamese. Ahh. I smell it every single time I use it. Pearl thought it was too spicy, which eaten by itself, very well could be for an 8 year old, but not for this momma.
I love Pearl's taste testing face. If you're going to do a science experiment, you might as well make it tasty, right? (Or fun--Divine tested bubble blowing formulas.)
I was in the kitchen for about an hour, broiling grapefruit for the hungry monkeys until a heap of deflated grapefruit skins were ready to be discarded, squeezed for every last drop.
Then I broiled a pomelo. I stopped there, before I began looking around to see what else might benefit from a warm, bubbly, sugar-coated topping.
ps clicking on the recipe post, I've come a long way in my photography skills in 3 years, no?
pps this isn't a paid endorsement, we just really like Vietnamese cinnamon :)
ppps Pearl got a 100 on her science report.
pppps that's all the post scripts I have.