Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Of food and estate sales

It is always wonderful

to find little treasures at the Filipino Food/Grocery Store here in Abilene, and last week, the treasure was a bunch of longan, a fruit very similar to lychee. Cindy was brave and tried a couple, and thought they were pretty good. I think I'll try to grow some of the seeds :)

Longan literally means Dragon Eyes in Cantonese, because of the appearance of the flesh of the fruit and its dark round seed.

Read more about longan here in Wikipedia

A couple more pictures from the garden

David and I went to an estate sale at the home of the late explorer, Cadillac Jack Grimm, best known for his Titanic ( yes, THE Titanic ) explorations. We were there on Saturday, the second day of the sale, and everything had been cut to half price or less. Among the few items we got were 2 night stands and a bed - yup, we had had the mattress on the floor and 2 of those cube pouffes with collapsible tv trays on them for nightstands for almost 2 years now. LOL.

Click HERE for the article in the Abilene Reporter News on the estate sale.

"Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground‑‑trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."

Genesis 2:8‑9


taranicole <"3 )~ said...

O absolutly LOVES lychee!! He goes over to our asian market and buys tubs full of the individual cups and eats them for DAYS :) I'll have to tell him to keep an eye out for these as well!

K. Restoule said...

MMMM I'll have to try them one day.

teddY said...

I love longan! They're one of the tastiest fruits I ever love eating! Well I don't really eat lychee because I think they're way too sweet XD I prefer longan. They're tops!

Is that something like a garage sale? So cool!

Bad Sheep said...

Good finds for you. My mattress is on the floor as well. And after the spider incident, will be looking to find a bed frame soon. And that longan looks better than in the can!

makuahine said...

Interesting fruit! So many things out there I've not tried!

And yay, congratulations on getting a bed! I totally know how it is with a mattress on the floor, an actual bed is very welcome! :)