Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dragon Fruit

Brother Virg refers to Florida as the land of sunshine and honey~~where the sun shines over the sea and everyone calls you "honey." Southern sweetness to go with peaches and cream, kiwi and mangoes, plantains and dragon fruit.

 
Unfamiliar to me, dragon fruit turned up at the grocery store this week and curiosity put it in my shopping cart. I asked the cashier what it was like and she called the manager over to give me an answer. "It tastes like a cross between kiwi and cucumber," he said.

Slicing it in half as I would an avocado,
 I scooped the flesh from the pink cup with a spoon.
Delicious. Subtle. Refreshing.
Another one of Eden's sweet enchantments.
 
 

15 comments:

tammy j said...

OH!!!
it's just BEAUTIFUL!
i've never eaten it either.
i will look for it next summer.
i love both kiwi and cucumber.
you know something...
your pictures have a quality always...
fresh. that's the word.
like cool air. a simple freshness.
i like that.

jmac said...

I have never seen this fruit here in states. Did eat it in Italy tho and it was yummy!! Would love to find it here.....
Happy Sunday to you lil sweet SnowBird!!

donna baker said...

They love it in Korea.

S. Etole said...

It's most unusual looking.

rosaria williams said...

Never seen one. So glad you introduced us to it.

yaya said...

I've never heard of Dragon Fruit but it sure looks beautiful and I'm glad to know it tastes good! I doubt I'll ever see it up here, but you never know! If I do I'm giving it a try!

RuneE said...

That was a new one to me - I don't think I have ever seen one imported to this corner of the world.

Dewena said...

Never heard of it, never seen it! But I'll be on the lookout now as I too love cucumber and kiwi. Can you imagine the first person who dared to bite into it? And why did they name it Dragon Fruit?

Interesting!

Linda@arichtapestry said...

I've eaten this intriguing-looking fruit. It's an interesting one to photograph isn't it?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have never seen this but I am very intrigued!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful, tasty and utterly inspiring! How ARE you Becky?!?

Candy said...

I'd never seen it before now. It's gorgeous. I wonder if we ever have it in any of our stores here in the desert... If so, I'll have to try it.

Debbie said...

I've heard of this fruit, but never seen it.
If ever I see it in a store, I shall try it now.
I'm glad you gave us a "taste" of this interesting fruit, Becky.
Debbie
xo

Nib's End said...

I've seen this in our international market. Its shape and color stopped me in my tracks. I thought they might be lotus blossoms. The name alone--dragon fruit--should have compelled me to buy one, but I lacked the sense of adventure that you have. You have inspired me. The next time I spot one, I will scoop it up and scoop it out. Such loveliness should be tasted!

Lucinda Keller said...

I have never bought one! Now I'm inspired to. I wasn't sure how you'd eat it but that seems easy - right up my alley! ;)

Love the color and pattern!