I love anything that looks unusual and has a story. At the SF Ferry Building farmer's market, this fascinating citrus caught my eye. Say hello to Buddha's Hand which is a fingered citron with origins in India and China.
In Western cooking, Buddha's Hand is used for zest. If you rub the fingers, the oil of the citron activates and you get the most refreshing smell which can help make a room smell wonderful. And the shape is so interesting, you can use the Buddha's Hand in a center piece decoration.
In Buddhist temples, the Buddha's Hand is used as an offering. The desired version are the ones where the fingers are closed in because they most resemble praying hands.
For your next dinner party, make a Buddha's Hand center piece. This citron will definitely make for interesting dinner conversation.
Have you used Buddha's Hand? If so, please share how you used it.
Grapes are one of my favorite fruits and snacks as they are very convenient. I tend to be a seedless red grape kinda gal but green ones are tasty too when they are on the sweet side.
But after awhile, eating just plain grapes can get boring, so with the help of some creative food bloggers here are some fun ways to eat grapes.