The Twister Fruit Picker®: After you pick your oranges, make this delicious Orange/Maple Glazed Roasted Beets with Carrots side dish.

twister-july16In some regions you can still harvest Valencia oranges in June or July. One of our favorite go-to websites, The SF Gate, gives some great tips on their home guide page for harvesting and preserving the freshness of your oranges. If you harvested a bumper crop of oranges with The Twister Fruit Picker® and are looking for a delicious recipe, we’d like to suggest that you try Orange/Maple Glazed Roasted Beets with Carrots.

We used Love Beets, which come precooked in the vegetable section of most grocery stores. Since fresh beets are now available in your backyard garden, just cook some fresh beets before making the recipe. The combination of the sweet carrots, tangy/sweet beets and orange juice makes this a particularly tasty side dish when serving pork. Tip: We steamed the raw carrots so they were partially cooked before baking them in the oven with the beets (which are precooked). This will help to guarantee that both beets and carrots bake evenly in the oven.

Bon Appétit and Happy Picking!