Consider The Artichoke – 2

Consider The Artichoke - 2
“The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus)[1] is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible matter is buds that form within the flower heads before the flowers come into bloom. The buds go away or change to a coarse, barely edible form when the flower blooms.”


Satsuma Orange Study – 3

Satsuma Orange Study - 3
I’m still purchasing, photographing and eating the satsuma orange. Dramatic and tasty, a wonderful combination.

“Jesuits brought the fruit from Asia to New Spain. Groves started by Jesuits in the 18th century in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, have continued to the present day.” (Wikipedia)

A Christmas Orange

Satsuma Orane Study - 1
While at the grocery yesterday we spied a display of satsuma oranges. I was taken by the fact that a bit of the stem was attached to each orange and purchased one for photographic (and gastronomic) exploration.

At we learned that, “Among the sunny-colored citrus fruits that brighten produce aisles during winter, satsumas hit peak season this month. Satsumas are one of the sweetest citrus varieties, with a meltingly tender texture.”