Kumquats and Other Good Things
This weekend I met a good friend of mine in St. Cloud and after she left, I went to check out the Good Earth Coop. I can’t ever pass up a chance to check out a new coop! And I wasn’t disappointed. As soon as I stepped in the door, I saw them. Like beautiful little jewels amidst the other produce…the bright orange kumquats called to me. I tried to hide my excitement as I quickly grabbed a bag and filled it with a bunch of these little goodies. If you’ve never experienced a kumquat, it’s quite unusual. You eat the entire thing…rind and all. The rind is sweet and the inside flesh is sour. A sweet and sour little candy…made in nature! I had these for the first time about 5 years ago in Lincoln, Nebraska…and have only had them maybe once a year since then.
The kumquats weren’t the only excitement for the day. Oh no. 🙂 They had lacinado kale, which I had been unable to find while we’ve been staying here. They had satsuma tangerines…which were completely amazing and juicy. They had Pink Lady and Spartan apple varieties…which made me giddy with excitement. But the BEST FIND of all…even better than the kumquats…were the little bags of dayri dates (a new variety for me) and medjool dates I found. Seriously. I’m smiling just sitting here writing about them. They were like no other date I’ve ever had before. They were sooooo soft and creamy…they were moist. Like eating fresh fruit. I was in date heaven. They are by far my most favorite fruit at the moment 🙂
So it was a good day. I ate dates all the way home…intermingled with bites of my delicious crunchy apples…in a deliriously happy state 🙂 Fruit rocks my world.
Entry filed under: Fruits and Veggies.