I saw a taco salad being served in one of the restaurants we stopped in to for lunch and decided that I would make one at home. While grocery shopping I found a handy box of soft tacos with a form to bake them on.
Worked like a charm - crispy, didn't go soggy and a snap to do. Sure, I could have made them from scratch but when company is coming for lunch in 45 minutes and you don't know what to serve, this is a winner. It can be any salad; it just makes it look more interesting.
While at the same grocery store I spotted something I'd never seen before - mini pineapples. They're about 1/4 the size of a regular pineapple and my head went immediately to how they would be a wonderful....number of things.
Canadians don't get to see citrus trees too often and it didn't take me long to feel like I was in a dream.
Not only were the lemon trees a huge big treat to see, the actual lemons are plentiful and HUGE!!!
Psychgrad's note: I hope the residents of Palm Springs didn't notice the lemons missing off of their trees. Apparently, Giz and Bugs Baba were on the loose.
The grapefuit, although you can't tell from the picture are both fine quality and double the size of anything we generally see in our local market.
On a day's excursion we went to see how dates grow. We found this delightful store that had everything dates.
We also got to watch a movie called "The Romance and Sex Life of the Date". No, I'm not kidding. To learn more check out Shields Date Garden. Yes, of course I had to buy the book :).
One of the nicest surprises for me was that Palm Springs is actually beautiful on both cloudy
and sunny days. It's just a different experience.