Monday, February 19, 2007

Sneak Preview! Citrus is good for you

I'm not a big fruit eater. I mean, I like them well enough. I'll eat most kinds of fruit if they're placed in front of me, preferably peeled and seedless (I can be so lazy).

I think the only times I've ever really jones'd for them were when I was on a road trip through the U.S. and man, fresh fruit was scarce. Not to mention lettuce by any other name than iceberg.

Still, now that I have an abundance of fruit around me (certainly not as abundant as in the tropics, where they have some alien looking fruits), I don't eat them much if they're too much work, or I'll binge and eat them for a few weeks and then nothing for the rest of the year. I usually do this with cherries and watermelon.

However, recently I discovered California mandarins, which I guess aren't tangerines. Anyway, they're easy to peel and sweet as candy. I pop three in my mouth and I'm good to go for lunch. Where were these "Cuties" when I was growing up? Hm. Makes me wonder how genetically engineered they are, and I don't mean by cross-pollinating.

Well, they're tasty. And I've been wanting to paint oranges and other citrus ever since I saw Cezanne's oranges in one of his paintings. Yummy.

Mine's a different flavor, of course.

Take care,

I.
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