Thursday, August 26, 2010
Random Reason to Rejoice #1
A perfect clementine.
The skin slips off willingly. The sections separate easily. And it's sweet, almost as sweet as those canned mandarin oranges (which may be clementines entombed), except packaged in nature's perfect compostable single serving container. Grape growers may have tried to take the title some years back for their own product, but clementines are nature's candy in my opinion.
A tip top clementine like this needs to be celebrated. After all, they aren't always available, they aren't always affordable when they are around, and they aren't always this good. Sometimes they're more bitter in flavor and harder to peel, like a tangerine. Not that I have anything against tangerines. They just aren't clementines.
So here's to my darling clementines, making lunch time brighter while they last.