A Quick Trip for Odd Things

No trip to the Big City to the South would be complete without a  raid on  visit to the large market full of interesting foodstuffs.  The humans are supremely predictable.  They always start in the produce department.  The female likes to coo at all the weird vegetables and fruits.  One of these days I will magic something to talk back to her just to watch her puny mind unravel.

Perhaps it will be one of these fiery fellows.  I imagine they have a lot to say.

scoville

Hmm.  That one on the right has horns and an attitude.  I like him.

It’s apple season, and while she hasn’t found any new varieties to sample, she has found a few heirloom cultivars she knows she likes.  Stand back, Sigyn, she gets all grabby hands around old apples and you don’t want to get snatched by mistake.

By Fandral’s Mustache Wax!  What’s wrong with these citrus fruits?

stripeylemons

The sign says they are lemons and are pink inside.  Striped pink lemons?  That sounds like the wacky sort of mischief I would dream up, but these are not my doing.

Hugin and Munin’s downy pinfeathers!  What on earth is this thing?!

buddhahand

If you could induce a grapefruit to conduct a romance with a bunch of bananas, the twisted offspring might look like this on a bad hair day.  According to the human female, this is a “Buddha hand, grown for its aromatic rind rather than any edible flesh.”  (sniff sniff)  Mmm.  Come here Sigyn and smell this.  It really does smell delicious!

Uh, oh. The humans are saying we have to hurry and get on the road for home, since this is just a short day-trip.  Last stop, spice aisle!  Scoop ’em up, weigh ’em out, slap on a label, and off we go.

(later, at home)

Let us discover what aromatic wonders precipitated a trip to the spice department.  Oh ho!  This must be meant just for me.  Green, sprightly, pointy, rare, and expensive.

cardamom

Cardamom pods!  If it would ever get properly cold outside, the human male would put these in some spiced cider.  It might be time for some Frost Giant weather magic so that day can come sooner!

Ah–they purchased Sigyn’s favorite as well.  She just loves the sweet blend of flavors and scents in Chinese Five Spice Powder.  If the human female weren’t quite so lazy, we could perhaps persuade her to make us some cookies.

5-spice

(sniff  sniff  achoo! achoo! achoo!)

Sweetie, I know you love it, but please come out of the bag…

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