Little, bright balls of flavor. Crate full of sweetness. The clementines have arrived! The perfect sweet snack. Wonderful by itself, but a complimentary side to so many things (mmm, like grilled cheese for dinner!). When I saw them at the store this week, I couldn’t resist. It seemed a little early for us to have them, but we are all welcoming the variety. If you’re interested, here is a site that gives a little information about the wee citrus fruit.
Clementines are a sign that winter is on its way. It’s a bit of a scary thought when we have so many green leaves on the trees in our yard still. They also herald what is a very long, cold, and dark season in Upstate NY. No wonder we like the taste of sun that clementines impart to the senses in the L-House.
As an aside, our first crate of them this year is completely made of corrugated cardboard. Happily, it is completely recyclable around here. They usually come in wooden crates. I feel like this is a step in the right direction in terms of the environment, but am not sure. Anyone out there have thoughts on this?
What food things in your lives herald winter’s approach? Or are you still blissfully engrossed in autumn and its bounty?