Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Moonstruck, Satsumas and priceless

- This most delicious chocolate bar sent to me by Riot Kitty, a breath of fresh estrogen, with this message, "This is from Moonstruck, a chocolate cafe owned by people locally in my state (Oregon.) If it is not absolutely orgasmically fabulous, please return for an exchange (and I'll eat the rest!)" It had crushed almonds and cinnamon in milk chocolate. Oh my, it was fabulous! And the earth did move a little. :)

- Niece Amanda snagged a bag of Satsumas for a Christmas treat. The peeling falls away and the fruit is sweet, seedless and non-drippy. We all love them.

- So the final gift on Christmas morning was to my sister from her daughters. They said, "It's on the porch." And there it was - a Satsuma tree ready to be planted in a sunny spot. They had one in their yard at their old house in town and she has missed it. And her expression of anticipation combined with a little apprehension before she saw it - priceless.


Meredith said...

That post is sweet, in more ways than one. The chocolate surprise was especially sweet :)

A gifted tree is such a wonderful thing. It links the giver and receiver in such a tangible way. At my mom's house, the purple plum tree my sis and I gave her almost 18 years ago now for Mother's Day has just cleared the rooftop so you can finally see it from the street. I hope your sister and her daughters have as much shared joy from their gift. :)

I don't believe I've ever eaten a Satsuma, but you've made me want to try.

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I've only seen Satsumas down there. And you are right, a wonderful gift, that tree. They are two thoughtful daughters. Sounds as if you and your sis are thoughtful that way, too, with the the purple plum tree.

I asked about the look on her face and she said she was afraid it was a kitty! Her cat died several months ago and she is considering getting a new one - they've never been without one in their married life. She says she wants to pick one out herself from a shelter and was alarmed with the thought that a kitty not of her choosing might be on the front porch. And she isn't quite ready yet either. :)

G-Man said...


Oh, love the chocolate and Oranges too...:P

Lynn said...

Oh G-man -

Me too. :)

TALON said...

Yummy! The chocolate bar sounds super delicious! And I've never heard of Satsumas - but I'm an orange/nectarine/clementine freak so I bet I'd love 'em!

The tree is a gorgeous gift. We once moved from a house where my parents had given us a tree on our fifth wedding anniversary. We visit the tree every so often and it's glorious - strong and tall and proud. Nice to know others can enjoy it as much as we did. I can just imagine the look on your sister's face - thinking kitten - lol!

Riot Kitty said...

That is a sweet tree indeed. Glad you liked the chocolate...more where that came from if you want it!

Lynn said...

Talon -

That is delicious chocolate and certainly a lovely gesture from my friend, Ms. RK.

If you love those other small oranges, you would love Satsumas. It will be neat to see that tree grow tall and bear fruit.

Riot Kitty -

I loved the chocolate and ate it in one sitting. Thank you again!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Nothing like great chocolate. The fruit sounds yummy, never had one yet- We've been eating Clementine tangerines around here lately.
Trees are great- I love them!
Now if I only had my own yard to plant my deck trees in... someday- Lucky sis!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

She is a lucky sis, but deserves all good things that come to her. She pulls her weight with the family, for sure.

Maude Lynn said...

I must have some of that chocolate!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

the trees,
the treats,
the whole post
is enlightening!
Smart mind!


Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

It is SO good.

Ji -

Thank you for stopping by!