Friday, November 02, 2007

Buddha Hands

When we go into our local Molly Stone's for produce and dry staples, we expect many things, but not cephalapodesque fruits. Tonight, while buying strawberries and bananas, we encountered this:

The label said that this is a Buddha Hand. The source of all good information, Wikipedia, tells us that it is an Indian fruit originally, but now appears across Asia, and improbably is grown in Southern California. The Internet further tells us that it is dry and acidic, fragrant, and good for candying.

Here is another in a less delightful, but more typical, context:

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