the only good thing about el nino is that the fruits this summer (yeah, if you care to remember we have two seasons here, wet and dry :P) are extra sweet. there hadn’t been any rains to dilute their flavors. this is especially true about the duhats in our backyard. last year it was almost tasteless. this year, it’s the hit of the town. the fruits are so plump and sweet. friends and family literally knock on our gates or call on the phone to request for more. (as you know, here in the province, one’s tree is everybody’s tree. talk about community sharing).
(duhat: best eaten sprinkled with rock salt as it brings out more of the sweetness)
(siniguelas: the skin turns purplish green as it matures)