A few years ago when I was staying with my friend Melissa’s family in Rome, they used to bring out a bowl of these beautiful little satsuma oranges at the end of the meal for dessert. I love that these oranges were a refreshing, little delight after a meal.
Again, when I visited my brother Brian who studied abroad in Milan last year, I remember he used to have little oranges in his pockets as snacks.
Needless to say, when I think of little oranges, I think of Italy, which always brings pleasant thoughts!
Just as I adore apples with their stems and leaves still attached, so do I also adore these satsuma oranges with their leaves attached. They are so beautiful to paint…the bright oranges contrasting with the vibrant, verdant greens…mmm!