Tuesday, December 2, 2008


You know those wooden crates of tiny oranges sold this time of year. More like gems or candy than fruit, they keep the scurvy elves at bay, and award you with juicy sweetness after 3 seconds' worth of peeling effort.

Oranges and Christmas share a historical connection that today's global market economy can't wipe out. When fresh foods can be imported on demand, I find it refreshing to see seasonal fruit available here. We need to work on recycling those damn crates, though. Any ideas?