2008-06-08

Nefles

The other night we invited the neighbor, Roger, and his wife over for dinner. Dave loves talking to Roger, because he has amazing stories about WWII, and is just overall a great guy.

This time we got to hear about Roger, a ski instructor and woodworker, growing up in the French Pyrenees without electricity or indoor plumbing.

Along with his stories, he also brought a bag of Nefles from his garden and a bottle of Vin de Nefles, (Nefle wine) which his wife made last year. "Best with an ice cube", she explained. I'll keep that in mind!

Nefle/Medlar:
  1. A deciduous European tree (Mespilus germanica) having white flowers and edible apple-shaped fruit.
  2. The fruit of this plant, eaten fresh or made into preserves.

[Middle English medler, from Old French meslier, medler, from mesle, medle, fruit of the medlar, from Late Latin mespila, from Greek mespilē.]

1 Comments:

Anonymous emili said...

I remember eating Nefles. They are really good. Good memories!

9.6.08  

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