Friday, December 12, 2003

Grapefruit blog.

We're in the first deep freeze of winter. The snow didn't pan out, but the arctic air came to stay, bringing temps to around 10 F in the early mornings. For the last couple of days, I've taken the easy way out and driven to the train station in the morning. Only it wasn't so easy yesterday morning, since the doors of the Tercel were frozen shut, and I had to use a small garden tool to pry them open.

The Christmas grapefruit came today. We're always glad to get them. My mother orders a box of Pittman & Davis citrus for us every year around this time: really more than grapefruit, since the shipment also includes oranges, and this year, for the first time, two jars of preserves, all in the distinctively yellow and tough P&D shipping box. Pittman & Davis is a citrus grower with a Harlingen, Texas, address -- citrus from the Rio Grande valley. Florida and California are fine, but do not compare with Texas citrus.

So breakfast tomorrow promises some delights, including grits, grapefruit and preserves on biscuits.


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