|Pluot ... nom nom nom!|
We had invited our good friends A&D over for dinner for the second night, and I was stoked with A showed up with a variety of new fruits for us to dig into. A had gone crazy with the new fruits (something I intend on doing next year) and brought over a red tamarillo, star fruit, and lychees. I've heard of star fruits, and I wasn't jazzed about their flavor, which was pretty muted, but aesthetically -- awesome fruit.
|A tamarillo for your troubles?|
|The lychee is ALIVE!!!!! Seriously. How weird does this thing look?|
Overall, the new fruit experience was just that -- an experience, which I was happy with. I think the idea of simanim (symbols/signs) for the new year are powerful, and the ritual of new fruits really allowed me to consider newness, all through a few simple bites of some very bizarre fruits.