Pittsburgh has Satsumas?
In my last post, I wrote about Pittsburgh being a bit recession proof, the great coffee scene AND now we can buy satsumas – holy crap! Do you guys know about satsumas or have ever tried one? Satsumas look exactly like Clementines but of a different variety. The satsuma is from the mandarin orange family. The fruit is originally from China, but was introduced to the West from Japan. I think satsumas can now grow in California and parts of the southwest?
My only experiences of satsumas have been in some of my favorite places – Pike Place Market in Seattle, the Olympia Market and the farmer’s markets in San Francisco from about November to Jan/Feb. Every Saturday morning I shop at the Farmer’s Market in East Liberty. This week, Tim from Kistaco Farms sourced a few boxes of satsumas. I couldn’t believe it and bought 3 of the 4 boxes. I love any type of citrus fruit -but I really love satsumas. They are sweet and succulent with great acidity. Hmm, the description reminds me of a certain espresso served at Tazza D’Oro! Want to try one? I am happy to share my great satsuma fortune with you – and an espresso.
Pittsburgh’s a beautiful city, becoming very bike friendly, has the beginnings of a great coffee scene and now, satsumas. Gee, I may run out of reasons to visit the Northwest – NOT! But, having a little Northwestness here makes me very happy.