how you embody the sun
so crystalline and willing to keep
winters blues at bay
just the simple breath of you sweetens everything
a slice of a jewel
an orange drop of condensed sunshine
a colour worth marveling over
the fragrance of light
(try grapefruit, lemons and limes for varying colours and sizes)
slightly less than 1/4 inch.
dare for slender,
the thinner the slice the more stained glass like when dry,
too thin and they may curl during drying.
too thick and you will not have the orange rich clarity of kissing the sun.
place each slice of orange on a paper towel to absorb the juices
i decided to place my round slices on metal cooling racks and slide them into the oven,
lots of circulation to help them dry.
one hour at 275*
two hours at 225*
i chose to turn my slices every half hour for even drying.
be sure your slices do not over lap or they will dry misshapen
for some of the slices i carefully patted cinnamon on one side,
the aroma of citrus and cinnamon,
close to nirvana!
please visit my wildly resourceful friend cynthia
it seems we both share a love
for the sweet and tangy aroma