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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

LYCHEES








FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVEN’T HAD THE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE OF TASTING A LYCHEE---AND THINK THAT IT IS SOMETHING IN THE LEECH FAMILY….THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.

CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR TRADER JOE’S GETS EXOTIC FRUIT. YOU’LL FIND THEM IN THEIR FRESH REFRIGERATED CASE. PLEASANTLY SURPRISED, I FOUND LYCEES AND TOSSED A CONTAINER IN MY BASKET. LYCHEE, PRONOUNCED LEE-CHEE IS ONE OF CHINA’S CHERISHED FRUITS FOR OVER 2,000 YEARS. (I AM GETTING THIS INFORMATION OFF THE CONTAINER) LYCHEES HAVE A BRITTLE SHELL WITH A SINGLE SEED. THEIR CREAMY WHITE FLESH IS JUICY, SMOOTH AND DELICATELY SWEET. THE FIRST TIME PEELING A LYCHEE IS A LITTLE ODD---BUT BE BRAVE BECAUSE YOU WILL BE REWARDED. I FIND THE FRUIT COOL AND REFRESHING. THE INSIDE KINDA RESEMBLES AN EYEBALL---BUT NOT IN A GROSS WAY.

THIS BATCH WAS FANTASTIC AND I WAS SORRY WHEN I POPPED THE LAST ONE IN MY MOUTH. I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT MORE---WHICH I DID YESTERDAY---2 CONTAINERS. THESE PICTURES SHOULD GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THE LYCHEE LOOKS LIKE.

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2 comments:

PlantBuddy said...

Hi, just dropping by today. Nice photos of those tropicals. Wish I could grow them in my livingroom, but they look like strictly outdoor plants.

miriam said...

plantbuddy, not sure if you mean the plumeria as tropical or referring to the lychees?

I did plant the lychee seeds, after advice from my biologist friend ( have to wash the seeds with soap and water to remove natural protective anti-germination covering). can't wait to see if anything grows.
thanks for stopping by