orange-blossom love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The blossom of the orange-tree, worn in wreaths, etc., by brides as an emblem of purity.


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  • "You won't see an orange-blossom mead coming out of our shop, because we don't grow oranges up here," says Hamilton, a former psychotherapist who runs the business with his wife, Kim, a former teacher.

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  • This classic Italian dessert is made by filling Pasta Frolla Italian short dough with a rich, ricotta filling that gets a nice, citrus lift from lemon zest and orange-blossom water.

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  • Broom absolute is reminiscent of bees propolis and is vaguely orange-blossom like with undertones of tobacco and leather, and what I can see also as similar to black tea.

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  • Such examples are: dibbs, a date syrup that is used as a natural sweetener in Iraq; orange-blossom water; pomegranate syrup (or pomegranate molasses), a dark, tart flavouring that I cannot do without; ras-el-hanout ("top of the shelf"), a spice mixture that can contain anything between 12 and 100 ingredients; and argan oil, from a nut native to Morocco.

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  • If you are in the mood for fruit, a fruit salad is enlivened with rose water, orange slices are lifted with a touch of orange-blossom water, and apricots are simmered in a perfumed rose water and sugar syrup before being filled with cream and adorned with chopped pistachios the Turkish dessert Kaymakli Kayisi Tatlisi.

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  • You will now have an idea of the ingredients preferred in desserts: fruit, sweetened and spiced nuts, and rose and orange-blossom waters.

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  • If you prefer ice cream, try ones made with pistachios or almonds, or even the traditional sahlab offering from Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt made with mastic and orange-blossom water, sahlab is the ground root tuber of the orchid family that creates a chewy ice cream.

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  • I was actually contemplating flower theft today, so that I can smell that orange-blossom goodness at home, any time I need like.

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  • I want my purple nylon girdle with the orange-blossom buds

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  • The letter was in fact bespattered all over, and smelt of orange-blossom ... two white petals had stuck to the paper.

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