I will not complain about the weather, but I am extremely anxious for winter to end and for spring to begin. I know I have nothing to hate about winter here in San Diego. We are not buried in snow or ice or suffering from single digit temperatures. It is not the winter weather that I disdain, but the SHORT DAYS. I am not a night owl. I prefer the daylight. I long for sunshine. I am more productive when there is light up in the sky. My mood and work habits definitely depend on the sun shining down on me.
One thing I do love about winter is the abundance of citrus fruits in the market. They make me smile. The colors make me think of summer. They are bright, happy, sweet balls of sunshine.
My family devours oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. A bag of tangerines gets gobbled up in my house after 3 days. Each kid takes at least 2 or 3 of them for a snack.
Blood oranges are new to my crew. They were quickly adopted and welcomed into the family fruit bowl. (Middle Child whispers to me to save the blood oranges just for him.)
Lemons and limes don’t last long in our house, either. We put them in everything: eggs, rice, soup, chicken, fish, you name it. And the pink lemons? Who could resist?
The colors of these citrus jewels screamed SANGRIA to me. Frankly, everything screams SANGRIA to me! Call me weird, but it’s the only way I can enjoy wine. Boozy fruit? I can’t resist them!
This sangria is the perfect way to chase the winter blues away. And an easy way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce sent me some of these gorgeous citrus fruits to sample and play with. I was not compensated in any other way to write this post. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!