Thursday, October 22, 2009

Island treat

We pass by this tree each week on our way to church. Usually there's a group of local kids hanging from the branches, collecting the fruit. Here it's called 'kenips', but on other islands they're called Spanish limes and/or mamone fruit. Our landlady offered us some from her own tree our very first day on the island and Jon and I both really enjoyed them, though some people find them hard to handle. They're sort of a mix between sweet and sour, with a weird, pulpy texture that would set my brother-in-law Darcy seizing. But we like them, so the other day I tried my hand at climbing the tree to find some.




Yeah, no luck. The clusters near the bottom have long since been picked, and I was too skeerd to climb up very high. So, it was sort of lame. But then, TA-DAH, Laura just happened to drive past as soon as I'd climbed down; One of her sons jumped out of the car, swung up through the branches, and the next thing I knew it was raining kenips.



Delicious lychee goodness inside.


Jon's got Friday and Monday off! It's going to be the best weekend ever, especially since we're borrowing a 4-wheeler from one of Jon's school friends. FINALLY we get to check out some of the far-away beaches. Hooray!

7 comments:

  1. mmmm. going to have to try me some of those when I'm out there. can't wait!

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  2. Wait they're lychees? You can buy those here, but they're canned. Or made into gross squishy candies.

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  3. They're in the lychee family. Supposably.

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  4. They kinda look like the plums that grow on my trees before they go purple!

    Oh and your last post about Penny eating dandruff, just about made me throw up... I actually gagged a few times. YUCK!

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  5. That's a nice try on trying to climb that tree! Maybe before you are off the island in a few years you will have mastered that!

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  6. County McCountersonOctober 24, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    By my count it is one year and 2 months, but I am not counting.

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  7. yum i love lychees more than anything. also, did you know that the packards were in our ward in az? i babysat their children a lot.

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