Blood oranges provide brilliant flavor and colors.

The new year has arrived and my household is off to a good start thanks to my brother-in-law who lives in sunny California. His annual holiday gift includes a large box of citrus collected from his back yard - blazing oranges, canary lemons, ruby red grapefruit and, my favorite, luscious blood oranges. If you've never tasted a blood orange, you are in for a unique sweet treat. Slicing a blood orange reminds me of a delicate Georgia O'Keefe watercolor. The burnt orange color is interlaced with maroon sections bleeding into delicate shades of rose. It's a natural masterpiece!