Daily Archives: October 25, 2007

Learning About Membrillo

Years ago my mother was visiting an acquaintance in Costa Rica when she noticed that grapefruit by the basketloads had fallen from a tree in his yard and were rotting on the ground. Try as she might, she could not interest him in the idea of eating one.

Perhaps some Spanish or Portuguese people passed by my house over the years and thought the same thing when they saw the quinces that had fallen off my tree. I used to chuck them into the woods.

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