It's that time of year again when our fruit trees are heavy with avocados, oranges, Meyer lemons, grapefruits, pomelos and plums. We'll soon have hundreds of apricots for savoring and sharing.
Since noone in our family is a fan of the pomelo, an oversized citrus that looks like a grapefruit on steroids, I invited members of the localCooperative Food Exchange of Altadena to help themselves. Three local pomelo fans came by and harvested the last of the ripe fruit.
One of the harvesters brought fresh zuchinni from her garden in exchange
for the citrus. I like to think of the Co-op as the best "swap meet" in town.
This morning I found these treasures waiting on my front steps. They're a
gift from another grateful pomelo harvester.
A closeup view of the pink-striped lemons and recipe for "spice market pomelo salad
with grilled shrimp and crispy shallots" Doesn't that sound yummy? Who knows.
I may become a fan of the giant citrus after all.