Even the kiwis are French!

I am a real foodie now!  I’ve started buying locally and seasonally.  Farewell, sweet bananas and pineapples from faraway.  See you sporadically!  However, I made a recent discovery.  Over Christmas vacation, we spent a few days at a friend’s cottage in the mountains near La Cévennes.  The only fruit in the house were tiny kiwis no bigger than my thumb.  And they were local, harvested just nearby.  I always assumed that kiwi’s acidity and zippy vitamin C meant their origins were more tropical than domestic.  But as winter fruit, they add a bit more variety to the apples, clementines, and grapefruits that fill the colder months.  But since Spring has sprung, I should scrap this watercolor.  It’s completely out of season!

Does this discovery come as a surprise to you, too?

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4 comments
  1. Pretty painting! Kiwis even grow in Canada (on the west coast) – love them!

    • thefrancofly said:

      You don’t say! Thanks for checking out my blog.

  2. Meg said:

    I love the watercolor! I also love kiwis.

    • thefrancofly said:

      Thanks, Meg! Hope it’s been a bon w-e. j

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