Ode to the Clementine

Ode to Clementines from Google

How I love your juiciness.
Tiny and compact.
I put you in my purse,
for when I want a snack.
Eight to ten pieces per,
and not so hard to peel.
Though you stain my thumbs orange,
love for you I will always feel.

I know, I’m a nerd. But I thought it was cute…and totally appropriate. Especially for me — I kid you not, in my purse you can find 2 clementines. Right. Now. They travel well and I ate the rest…there were 5 πŸ˜‰

Clementines, the smallest member of the mandarin family, are in season come November and December. Enjoy these 35-calorie, easy-to-peel, seedless, sweet slices of heaven! They’re a nice break from the heavier squashes and potatoes of the winter months, when apples are on their way out and most other fruits are fair at best.

Question: Do you love clementines, too? πŸ˜‰

Off to Columbus…hopefully in time for my hockey game…and then grocery shopping! Lots of good stuff on the menu this week…watch ouuut!!!

Ode to the clementine,



Filed under fruits and vegetables, snack, travel

15 responses to “Ode to the Clementine

  1. Hi Nicole! Now you have me wondering what to do with tasty clementines. Love your little poem! Funny how they are a winter fruit when you would think of them as being the perfect summer treat! xo

  2. I love clementine’s! I was rather disappointed though, that the first ones I bought a couple of weeks ago, weren’t as good as I’ve had them in the past. I’m hoping that the next ones I buy will be better.

  3. I’ve been enjoying huge pink grapefruits recently, too. I love citrus in the colder months!

  4. I love clementines! I’ve been waiting to find them at the store. I’ll have to keep my eyes pealed.

  5. I love clementines! Sometimes I like them even better than oranges! πŸ˜›

  6. Grace Dickinson

    Ahah, I loved this! Super cute Nicole! Reminds me of something I would make up for the heck of it. Clementines are one of winter’s little joys.

  7. Mmmm clementines are so tasty! I like to pre-peel them at home and put into a smaller container to carry around with me. Makes a great snack on-the-go. πŸ™‚

  8. This is adorable! I’m a clementine lover too! πŸ™‚

  9. I love them too! And the weird thing is, I am not very fond of oranges…but clementines….love!

  10. Kenya

    I am going to have to give them a try. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten one & I’ve had some crummy, dried out oranges lately too. Putting them on my shopping list!

  11. We love clementines! We just picked the first one off of our tree πŸ™‚ http://inspiredrd.com/2010/11/our-first-clementine.html

  12. Just bought some today πŸ™‚ My kids love them!

  13. Samantha

    I love clementines–I bought a huge box 2 weeks ago! Cute poem too πŸ™‚

  14. This cracked me up because I was just thinking about how I can’t wait for the big cheap boxes of clementines to come back at Costco the other day – I love them too πŸ™‚

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