Tuesday, January 17, 2006


At Christmas I gave Lisette a box of Petits Richart chocolate. The sampler I selected was filled with citrus flavors like Kumquat Coulis, Orange Zest Coulis and Grapefruit Ganache. She was kind enough to share and slowly we savored the flavors. Tonight we finished the last ones.

We also had some satsuma mandarins and split a pomelo. The pomelo is one of several fruits I didn't know existed until I came to California. Others are the pomegranate and the mango, but they have joined the burrito as staples in my diet. One fruit I was unaware of that I am less inclined to try, though, is the durian.

The Smithsonian Magazine has more about the interesting durian.