Thursday, May 7, 2009

Three fragments regarding fruit

First one:

I was asking for limes from a fruit vendor who speaks a little English, and when I saw a basket of them I pointed and said, "Limes."

"No, no," she said, "lemons."

Having quartered more than a few limes in my life, I felt reasonably assured in telling her, "In English, they are called limes."

"No," she said, "they are lemons."

And there it is. Now when I need limes, I ask for lemons.

Second one:

They have green oranges here.

Third one:
2 shots of rice vodka
3 oz orange juice
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1 tbs peach nectar
Pour over ice, top with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge.
Call it whatever you want; I call it a Saigon Sling.

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