Some cashiers, like the one at Fairway, are really uncomfortable handling the horse radish (stage right) at check out.
Most of them hold it gingerly and ask, "What is this?"
Despite its startling appearance, it's wonderful eaten very soon after being grated (leave it out too long and the powerful wasabi flavour dissipates).
I celebrated my recent citrus bonanza with a Kir, in which I floated a few yuzu slices. Lovely things - extremely juicy and thin-skinned. I wonder for how long they will be available...I juiced many for our dinner party roast chickens last night and decided to preserve their shells in salt: the skin is very fragrant and will be an easy last minute ingredient to add to monk fish stews and chicken tagines, or roasted vegetables.
The etrog citron has filled the whole apartment with its scent, as promised, and today the Meyers will be salted and put in the fridge.