Thursday, January 24, 2013

17. try a new fruit

I am a simple girl, with simple dreams. I can honestly say that one of my big life goals is to taste a mangosteen. It's probably good if it never happens, because I have envisioned such a soft, sweet, marshmallowy fruit that I am sure to be disappointed.

My point is...when I decided that I should try a new fruit this year, I had something exotic in mind.

And then I realized that grocery store fruit in Massachusetts doesn't get much more exciting than persimmons and papayas.

So I felt like I was cheating a bit when I chose a not-so-exotic fruit to try this year. But I find their elegant stems so enchanting, and their smell so divine, it seemed right to finally try a satsuma.

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Clementines still win my heart in the citrus category, but satsumas definitely win the beauty contest.

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Anything else that should definitely make it onto my to-try list?

19 comments:

  1. Well now I'm intrigued by this mangosteen! My bf's sister is living in Indonesia right now, I should have her try them and report back :)

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    1. She said she hadn't tried it yet, but will be on the lookout.

      She's there studying orangutans and says most of the time she just eats the fruit that the 'tans drop haha.

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  2. I love this resolution/idea!

    I spent Christmas in Abu Dhabi one year during uni and father christmas (*cough* my friend's mum *cough*) put a dragon fruit in my stocking! It was so fun to try something totally new

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    1. Oh yeah! That's another one I really want to try. SO PRETTY.

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  3. I've never even heard of a satsuma and I consider myself pretty adventurous when it comes to food! Maybe we're just deprived here in Wisconsin. I recently read that grapefruit is actually a cross (that occurred naturally) between a pomelo and a sweet orange. I've never had a pomelo so now I'm curious to taste one.

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    1. I'm always surprised how much stuff I've never tried, even though I'm open to trying anything!

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  4. Next time you come visit, we'll go to the Hmong market and get some mangosteen to eat!

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    1. I don't know why I didn't think to go to the Asian grocery store...guess I'll have to see what they have there!

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  5. I recently tried papaya and didn't love it...but also didn't hate it. It was almost avocado-like in its lack of sweetness - which is surprising (to me, at least) based on its bright orange inside color! I'd recommend trying it if you haven't yet; I think it's also supposed to be really good for you!

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    1. I wish I loved it more, but...no dice.

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  6. I love these pictures. I am guilty of eating the same fruit all the time and never venturing to something new. But fruit is my favorite, so maybe I should. Maybe I would surprise myself?

    My all time favorites? Raspberries. Also, Kiwi. OH YUM.

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  7. kumquats! they're the fruit that sound like an insult. They're a citrus fruit whose skin you eat, which ups their health factor.

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    1. Thanks! I'm not sure I've ever had one...

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  8. Honestly, starting today, I'm searching for you on all social media fronts because this is why I forget to come more often - there's no facebook post or tweet that says HEY LOOK AT ME! I love your photos and your blog. I recently had a watermelon radish which wasn't a fruit but was SO pretty and delicious. Do you have instagram?

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    1. Glad we've hooked up via social media. I'm pretty bad with all that stuff. =)

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  9. You could try loquats too. I've only ever seen them growing naturally in Los Angeles but I'm sure you could find them at a Whole Foods?

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  10. The prettiest! Must try. And such a fun resolution! :)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)