We began the day picking the last of the black mission figs from our tree- for neighbors, before venturing to the farmer’s market. Never thought I would tire of figs- but there are only so many things you can do with a fig, it seems.
At the market, a small crowd was tentatively moving ’round a tasting bay, sampling something that looked like chestnuts, but too big… Wha? A new fruit! Could it be?!
Hmm… Commonly called jujube (or jujuba), red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date, they are a species of Ziziphus in the buckthorn family. Interesting taste- with a consistency similar to apple, sweet, less acid, and way drier. Has anyone else heard of these? I am curious if they are growing anywhere else besides Asia & California. What else can you do with them besides eat them raw?
Chula has her good days:
and bad days:
This is 4 rolls of Scott toilet paper, decimated into tiny bits, scattered all ova. At eight months, she is the consummate absconder, removing with a quiet stealth anything forbidden, and then prancing with glee once out of reach. She can now outrun me. And loves to be chased. Everyone! Stop what you’re doing and go get a puppy!!! Now!! 😉