Salt and Shadow

Orange and Thyme

The color orange didn’t have a name in Europe until the 16th century. Previously it would have simply been referred to as yellow-red. Before we got the word “orange”, sometimes saffron was used to describe the color. This changed when orange trees were brought to Europe from Asia by merchants. Orange comes from the Sanskrit word, “nāranga” from Persian and Arabic, which actually means “orange tree”.


We've been getting oranges every week from the market and they're *so* good. I made these gluten-free scones and added lots of orange zest, orange juice and thyme. (And just a little bit of lemon to brighten the orange) They're delicious!