Beauty in Everyday Things

Published in: Daily Photo

One thing I’ve learned through photography is how beautiful everyday things can be.

This is a fruit called calamansi (kah-lah-mon-see) picked from my dad’s garden at home. It’s a sour citrus native to the Philippines and commonly used to flavor food and drinks.


I think it tastes like a cross between a lime and an orange. When they’re ripe, like they are here, don’t they look like tiny tangerines? So cute!


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  1. Christina says:

    Yay! Calamansi! :3

    When I was younger, my grandparents would make me the calamansi equivalent of lemonade since we had a giant bush growing in our backyard and I would always call it “calamansi-ade”. Apparently, the correct term is “calamansi nip”…. I guess that sounds better 😀

  2. Alyssa says:

    Ah, fruit of my childhood… kalamansi! When my parents moved to Texas, they tried sooo hard to grow one, but the heat is a killer. Great pics!

  3. Do they sell Calamansi in the States? Unfortunately, they’re not available here in Canada. We can’t even import them in :(.

    I had Calamansi juice for the first time when I went back to the Philippines last month, it was delicious!
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    • Gracie says:

      @ dani… a friend of my mom sends us kalamansi from California. So sorry to hear that it’s not available there in Canada.

      @ Karen… thanks so much for the pretty photo and for featuring our beloved native citrus fruit – calamansi. I love it but I doubt it that it’s available here in the East Coast. I used the (sweet-sour) juice to cook my yummy Pinoy Bistek (Filipino Beef steak). And mind you, some Pinays use the calamansi juice as whitening agent as wel. 😉

  4. Eli says:

    So uplifting! Will look at this photo tomorrow instead of coffee 🙂
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  5. Khalia says:

    I need to get a new camera so I can take awesome pix like this but I just can’t decide what to get! I keep reading reviews but it’s really important to me to get a good camera that will take quality pix without having to give my first born to pay for it!

    What type of camera do you use, Karen?

  6. Karo says:

    Oh they look so cute and so yummy!
    But I never try this fruit.
    Nice pics!
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  7. Marian says:

    There are so many fruits and vegetables that I’ve never tasted! What a shame!

  8. peach_ says:

    I’ve never heard of this fruit before, but I live through winter with tangerines. 😀 Love your photos, Karen!
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  9. Michelle H says:

    I loooooooove calamansi…do they sell the juice in bottles at some stores? I feel like I’ve seen it before. Nothing like having them fresh, though. I like it mixed with soy sauce and oil on steak. I also like it mixed with bagoong (I have no idea if I spelled that right!) Beautiful pictures, Karen!

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