On a whim Faye and I decided to take an hour and 45 minute drive down to Columbia, South Carolina to check out an Indian grocery store or two. Amongst the many items we purchased was a can of young green jackfruit. The friendly people behind the counter informed us that they also had fresh jackfruit. I hadn’t seen it because it was tightly wrapped in paper and plastic in the refrigerated section. I have had fresh ripe jackfruit countless times and have been very much wanting to try the young unripe version, so I didn’t hesitate to add that to my purchases.
I asked if they ever had fresh drumsticks for sale. The lady said, yes, they did, but that I missed the season by at least a month. A young man directed me to the frozen drumsticks which the lady said were just as good as fresh. I am really looking forward to having drumstick curry again and working with young green jackfruit for the first time.
On the way home Faye said that although there are Indian stores closer to home she would gladly make the trip again just to go to Spiceland on 127 Dreher Road in Columbia, South Carolina. I agree.