Entries Tagged as 'tropical'

Rose Apple

October 15th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Tropical

So the other day I’m at the new San Diego Public Market and I see a few fruits I’ve never even heard of before with clearly marked signs: “Jelly Date” and “Rose Apple”. Cool! So the farmer offers me a taste of a jelly date and it has a faintly tropical flavor. “Ohh – is [...]

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Keitt Mango

September 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Mango

I have had three grandmothers in my life and they couldn’t be more different. One I barely knew as she had dementia and lived in a nursing home most of my life. One is still alive and is extraordinarily prim and proper. The last time I ate breakfast at her home, she removed the jam [...]

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Star Apple (Caimito)

May 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Apple, Sapote

I love brightly colored fruit. It takes what I already think is super fun and just multiplies it times a billion. Plus I’m a sucker for star patterns in fruit, so I was ecstatic when Specialty Produce let me know they had gotten a few of these in stock. Star apples, or caimitos are also [...]

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Mamey Sapote

April 24th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Sapote

It was an innocent Monday afternoon and I placed my latest prize on the table. I cut in to the one that looked the closest to perfect: a slight give in the skin, no obvious bruising, heavy flesh. It was a gorgeous orange and I ran my spoon in to the soft flesh as it [...]

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White Indian Guava

April 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Guava

Does anything rhyme with guava? The topic of fruit seriously lends itself to rhyming and yet there are so many that have no rhyming words. You can grapple with apple but orange is just borange. See? I can’t communicate strongly enough how much this annoys me. How am I supposed to be cute and clever [...]

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Ice Cream Bean Fruit

January 3rd, 2012 · 8 Comments · Ice Cream Bean

Last month I was on the hunt for a fruit that started with the letter I, having recently been a little obsessed with acquiring a fruit for every letter of the alphabet. I already have X, Q and Z, so not having a fruit starting with the very popular letter I was a little frustrating. [...]

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Jack Fruit

December 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Jackfruit

If you were the kid that painted glue on the palm of your hand so you could peel it off like dead skin, then this is the fruit for you! I don’t generally associate glue with fruit. It just doesn’t cross my mind. So nothing about the fruit I picked up this weekend made me [...]

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Spiced Sapote Biscotti Cookies

December 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments · recipe, Sapote

I don’t generally (meaning never before) post recipes of anything other than cocktails. It’s not because I don’t like to cook great food. I definitely do, although I do it less because I enjoy the process of making the food and more because I live for the moments of eating the food. But mostly I [...]

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Manzano Banana

January 25th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Banana

If your new year’s resolution was to increase your ability to wait and wait and wait and wait and… wait, then this is the fruit for you! APPEARANCE Rating: Totally cute, small, yellow banana with pale, off-white flesh. AROMA Rating: Strong, flowery, banana fragrance with a little bit of something bright, maybe pineapple. TEXTURE Rating: [...]

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Brazilian Guava

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Guava

If you go to the cheese section and politely sample the cheddar while swooning over the stinky Taleggio and Epoisses, then this is the fruit for you! APPEARANCE Rating: Waxy looking sunny, yellow globe with tangerine orange flesh AROMA Rating: Sweet and tangy with a strong perfumy smell that seems slightly fermented TEXTURE Rating: Soft [...]

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