Orange you glad

Some of the finest satsuma mandarins in the world are grown in Placer County. These little orange bulbs look an awful lot like clementines and tangerines, and the varieties often get all confused with each other. All three feature thin, easy-to-peel skins and segmentation, making them an ideal, sniffle-fighting movie theater snack. But the seedless satsumas are sweeter and juicier, with thin membranes nearly bursting with liquid. Heavier oranges usually mean more juice, so pick firm satsumas with no hollow spots. Find them at any area farmers market—though not for much longer. The season concludes at the end of January.