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Shigosei
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Since the other thread where were were discussing these wonderful fruits got locked, I say we continue the conversation here.
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Flaming Toad on a Stick
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I think Rotar Mode's thread was up first.
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Shigosei
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Nope, I had a good two minutes on him.
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Flaming Toad on a Stick
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Ahh, I see.
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Shigosei
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But hey, nothing wrong with two threads! Clementines are just that good. I'm eating one right now.
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Flaming Toad on a Stick
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Me too.
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Mmmmmm...... clementines! They are delicious. I wish I had some right now.
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Rotar Mode
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quote:
Originally posted by Flaming Toad on a Stick:
Me too.

Interestingly enough, me too.
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Homestarrunner
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Good eatin', clementines.

But I'm not eating one right now.

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Altáriël of Dorthonion
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I've never had a clementine. [Frown]
Never heard of them either. [Frown]

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Oh my darling
Oh my darling
Oh my darling clementine
You were lost and gone forever
Oh my darling clementine.

That's how clementines came to be.

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rivka
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Alt, I bet you have seen them.

Pictures!

Clementine
Honey tangerine (aka Murcott)
Mandarin family
Many members of the family
All kinds of citrus, including clementines, tangerines, and tangelos

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Altáriël of Dorthonion
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Ah, ok. I may have seen them at the grocery store and just didn't know that's what they were called.
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rivka
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Next time you see 'em, buy some. They're wonderful.

Yum! *munches*

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Do you really munch a clementine?

I guess you would if you were eating the skin.

I would say it's more of a slurp.

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I peel the white skin (*doesn't know what it's called*) off and just eat the pulpy goodness.
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quote:
Originally posted by Homestarrunner:
Do you really munch a clementine?

I guess you would if you were eating the skin.

I would say it's more of a slurp.

Yeah, but that's not a very lady-like sound.

*munches* [Wink]
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Originally posted by Rotar Mode:
I peel the white skin (*doesn't know what it's called*) off and just eat the pulpy goodness.

The membranes?
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Heresy! Grapefruits are by far the best citrus fruit.
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rivka
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Grapefruit are yummy. But a fresh mandarin (be it a clementine or a tangerine) is even better.
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Thank you rivka. [Big Grin]
I slurp all the time, not being concerned with ladylikeness.

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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by Homestarrunner:
Do you really munch a clementine?

I guess you would if you were eating the skin.

I would say it's more of a slurp.

Yeah, but that's not a very lady-like sound.

*munches* [Wink]
quote:
Originally posted by Rotar Mode:
I peel the white skin (*doesn't know what it's called*) off and just eat the pulpy goodness.

The membranes?

rivka, you membrane muncher.

INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE!!!!

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quidscribis
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So, clementines are a type of mandarin orange? Are they the really really small one-bite type of mandarins? That's what we're slurpin' on over here.
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rivka
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Yes.

No.

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[Smile] Thanks for the clarification. I suspect, then, that I've probably never had a clementine. Or a honey tangelo whatever the heck that was called. [Smile]

But at least we get mandarin oranges here, albeit very very small ones (1-2" in diameter), and they are seedless and very very good. [Big Grin]

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Shigosei
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You can fit a whole one in your mouth. Barely.
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quote:
Originally posted by Shigosei:
You can fit a whole one in your mouth. Barely.

Must...resist...making....crude sexual joke...
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My mom has a tangelo tree in the back yard. They're delicious, but quite acidic.
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From CT's link in the other thread, I had carotenemia when I was a baby. The ONLY vegetable I would eat was carrots, and my mom didn't know there was any such thing as carotenemia. She likes to tell the story of turning me orange and then calling the doctor in a panic.

"I turned my baby ORANGE!!"

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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
Grapefruit are yummy. But a fresh mandarin (be it a clementine or a tangerine) is even better.

A not-so-fresh Mandarin is not quite as tasty.
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"Das ist aber nicht genug..."

Totet Onkel Dittmayer, Die Toten Hosen - the only song about orange juice worth mentioning [Wink]

Apologies for lack of umlauts - pesky keyboard.

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Emma Peel - the sexiest vaguely-satsuma-related-knd-of-super-hero worth mentioning [Wink]

Apologies for lack of keyboards - pesky umlauts.

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Oh, I'm so glad that the clementine discussion is continuing! Since the other thread was deleted, I'll repeat: if you're in the U.S. and you think you've never seen them, they are sold in little crates in the produce departments this time of year.

At least in the mid-Atlantic & Southeast U.S., but sounds like others around the country were saying the same thing.

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Oh, and another cool thing about clementines: people all along the political spectrum seem to enjoy them equally. Yes, morally bankrupt conservatives who wish nothing more than to bash their opponents into submission have been found peeling into the juicy treats right alongside their political opposites, the pure and noble liberals.

Clementines: the peaceful fruit.

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Pineapples are bellicose.

Discuss.

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Will B
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They're almost candy.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
Pineapples are bellicose.

Discuss.

Are not!!!
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quid, I bet you had a clementine growing up in Canada. They were the little oranges in the box that were wrapped in green paper.

It's not the holidays to me without 'em!

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Dried pineapple actually is candy.

Delicious, yummy, marvelous candy.

Particularly when blended with shredded coconut and pistachio meats to make a trail mix.

Mmmmmmmm.

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I like florida navel oranges and wished they were available all the time.
I want someone to send me a large one every week.

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quote:
Originally posted by Megan:
Particularly when blended with shredded coconut and pistachio meats to make a trail mix.

Mmmmmmmm.

Seconded!
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clementines are possibly one of God's greatest gifts to man. next to cereal. they are sweet. often seedless. they are very, very easy to peel. and i can buy them by the boxload! one of few really great things about the colder months for sure.
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While I certainly love clementines as much as the next man/woman (and am very happy my brother has a tree and gives me lots of his) I also suggest to anyone in the mood for something a little more exotic in the citrus family: Pomelo

they are very interesting, and quite tasty [Smile]

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rivka
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Eh, not so different from their close cousin the grapefruit. Not bad -- but I'll stick with my Ruby Reds.
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well, different enough to be worth checking out (at least in my estimation, as someone who doesn't like grapefruit, but does like Pomelos) [Smile]
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Fair enough. [Smile] The wonderful thing about the variety of citrus available is that there is something for everybody. [Big Grin]
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Megan, that's exactly what happened to me when I was a baby! Complete with the "I turned my baby ORANGE" freak-out, I think.

If I'm not supposed to have too much grapefruit due to possible medication interactions, can I have a pomelo, or is that out too?

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They're closely related, but I don't know if pomelos have the specific components that make grapefruit a problem. Maybe BtL knows . . .
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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
Pineapples are bellicose.

Discuss.

bellicose: Inclined to war or fighting; warlike.

Its a little known fact that Pineapples have actually started all the conflicts of the past century.

You probably learned in school that WW I started when serbian nationalist assinated the heir to the Austrian throne. Utter rubish. The Archduke Ferdinand actually attacked serbia with a regiment of pineapples. Russia and France recognized the threat posed by pineapple based warfare and attacked Austria. German recognized the potential political and military advantages of pineapple technology and joined the Austrian side.

The Lucitania wasn't carrying cheese as the US papers reported, it was loaded with Pineapples.

Hitler invaded Poland with battalions of Pineapples.

Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor was an effort to sieze control of strategic Pineapple resources.

Agent Orange was used in Vietnam to wipe out Vietnam's pineapple production capacity.

The official government line is the that the 911 terrorists were Muslims armed with plastic knives. Only the most naive and gullible people accept that explanation. In truth, the twin towers were brought down by heavily armed Pineapples.

If you don't believe me, try carry a pineapple with you next time you go through airport security.

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Well, that definitely won't fly entering or leaving Hawaii. They're so protective of their produce, they won't let you out with fresh fruit at all, let alone their precious pineapples.

If only pineapples were as easy to eat as satsumas.

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Sabras are the best fruit in the world. Better than clementines (though clementines are also really good).
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