Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Khudarji Report 11: 15/08/09

All plums are gone except some large black plums with clear greenish flesh from Turkey. Cherries, toot, and mishmush are likewise gone. At the end of mishmush season, mishmush 'ajameh (unripe) were at 15,000 LL a kilo. Lawz (almonds) are gone.

'anab ahmar (red grapes) have started to appear; there are now two types of white grapes, two types of black, and red grapes in the market. Grape conversations in the mahal often discuss Kefraya as a growing region.

Deliveries to peoples' homes are complicated by the increasingly random nature of electricity outages; elevators and interphones are less and less relied on.

The Khudarji Report, by Zayd, reflects conditions unique to a neighborhood in central Beirut; the status at your local mahal al-khudra will most likely vary.

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