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tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 24, 2007
11:19 PM

Post #4325095

Hi, Michelle!

So fun to read your story about 'clementines'! We always have them in the fruit bowl over the Christmas holidays, too!

And we were first introduced to them when we lived in London way back in the early seventies--we bought them from the fruit mongers in the street market and they were so delicious! At that time, I think they were brought in from Israel or Algeria and sometimes were sold along with 'satsumas', another delicious tangerine type fruit. For so many years clementines were hard to find here in the States but my husband would insist that I find a source and we often had to mail order them from afar.

(This link talks about satsumas a bit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/produce/citrusguide.html )

I'm using them peeled and seeded in a Sherry Trifle we're serving for our Boxing Day buffet! (I'll try to post a picture!)

What a treat to read your article and thanks for all the research--we often wondered why they weren't readily available in the States in past years...

Merry Christmas!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2007
11:33 PM

Post #4326756

OK, now I'm convinced to try these! I've seen them at the local Kroger grocery store, but didn't pick up any, because they were expensive and small...but they sound as tasty as candy, only good for you. And that's gotta be worth it. Thanks for the info!
daisyavenue
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 26, 2007
7:38 PM

Post #4328797

Oh...Satsumas are SO good and a bit more difficult to find here.

Happy Holidays!

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