They allowed us to grind the spices, pick over the raisins and lick the stirring spoons.
There is a considerable export of currants and raisins and concentrated wine must from this country.
With the advantage of a peculiarly fine climate, for which this part of Asia Minor has been famous in all ages, Ionia enjoyed the reputation in ancient times of being the most fertile of all the rich provinces of Asia Minor; and even in modern times, though very imperfectly cultivated, it produces abundance of fruit of all kinds, and the raisins and figs of Smyrna supply almost all the markets of Europe.
The village appeared to me a great news room; and on one side, to support it, as once at Redding & Company's on State Street, they kept nuts and raisins, or salt and meal and other groceries.
Two governesses were sitting with the Vogels at a table, on which were plates of raisins, walnuts, and almonds.