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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Do you have a favorite fruit?
« on: May 24, 2024, 09:28:09 pm »
Not really a polling question, I guess, though it could be if people were asked to pick from a list of fruits. Anyway, I got to thinking about this after supper while I was having dessert, a big bowl of fresh local strawberries in milk, and I decided that, hands down, strawberries are my favorite fruit.
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Re: Do you have a favorite fruit?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2024, 12:32:55 pm »
I guess I might say watermelon, if it's perfectly ripe.

Strawberries are great too. I really love strawberry lemonade, even more than raspberry lemonade.

There is a white strawberry, called pineberry. I only know about it because it grows in my garden, planted by the previous owners. It is even sweeter than regular strawberries. I also have the red kind growing by my front door. A third kind of strawberry that grows here is the alpine strawberry. It has so many seeds and very little flesh.
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Re: Do you have a favorite fruit?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2024, 01:00:36 pm »
There was an article about Driscoll's in the New Yorker a few years ago. It was interesting.
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Re: Do you have a favorite fruit?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2024, 04:00:19 pm »
Strawberries are great too. I really love strawberry lemonade, even more than raspberry lemonade.

I like both. Plus, I think it was many years ago on Roundup that OCD introduced me to raspberry iced tea, and to my surprise (because I don't like iced tea) I really liked it.
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Re: Do you have a favorite fruit?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2024, 04:00:42 pm »
There was an article about Driscoll's in the New Yorker a few years ago. It was interesting.

I remember that article.
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Re: Do you have a favorite fruit?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2024, 07:54:40 pm »
I'd say my standard year-round favorite is blueberries. Cherries are also really good but much more seasonal. (I've been splurging on them lately because I don't think they're in season but the ones in the store are really tasty, if expensive.) Raspberries are good but you have to eat them almost immediately. Blackberries are hit and miss. Nectarines and plums are good when in season.

I like strawberries too, but tend to get sick of them by this time of year because they come early and in big boxes. I actually don't like watermelon or really any melon, but like everything else I'd probably eat it if someone served it to me.




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Re: Do you have a favorite fruit?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2024, 09:18:31 pm »
I don't care for watermelon either. I took a dislike to it when I was a kid. I think it was the seeds. I tended to not like anything with seeds or pits. (For example, I was perfectly fine with products like spaghetti sauce, but I wouldn't eat an actual tomato.) When I was a kid I wouldn't eat cantaloupe; I don't remember why. In recent years I've tried it and find it OK, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it and eat it. I admit I have tended to buy the chunks of already cleaned cantaloupe. Even I consider that dubious, but I hate buying a whole melon. Either most of it would go to waste before I could eat it all, or I'd get thoroughly sick of it trying to eat it all before it would spoil.
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