Plumerias. We have lovely big bushy trees outside with white flowers on them, but I wasn't sure what they were. They looked like plumerias, but how could that be in a desert? Also, I wasn't smelling plumeria when I went near them (and I do that all the time since I rake up the leaves and dead flowers every day) so I didn't think they were. And I'd never gotten around to searching online to find out what they were, despite my best intentions. But I was on FaceTime last night with my sister and she said they're plumerias, so I finally got my nose close enough to the blossoms to smell them (all the blossoms are above my head) and they are! It's tempting to make a lei.
Butter. Like a lot of the local cheese that's processed, a lot of the locally produced butter I've tried is some sort of blend with oil that leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. The goal the next time I go to the grocery store is to find some real butter.
Labnah/labaneh/laban- I'm slowly converting the family to labnah balls. The oldest didn't try them the first time, but did the second time (which makes sense since he loves tart yogurt) and now I need to buy a much larger quantity, or just start making them but I generally try to buy local foods that I have to make elsewhere (like laghman noodles in Kyrgyzstan and salsa in Mexico) so we'll keep buying lots of them. Also, middle son likes to take a couple for lunch. Youngest may change sides later, but right now he's with my husband in the not-a-big-fan category. There's also plenty of Turkish labaneh that's the consistency of cream cheese and laban, which I keep hearing other expats accidentally buying instead of milk since it lives right next to the milk. It was an easy mistake to make in Kyrgyzstan too. I love being able to get all the different lbn products in one place.