Thursday May 8, 2003

Bowl of Fruit

We have a favorite restaurant we go to most often; it's a diner-style place with really good food. The vegetables are fresh (not frozen); the steaks are as tender as in a "steak restaurant". The service is fun. And they do a terrific bowl of fruit. In fact, many times the question isn't "what do I want to eat?" but "What shall I have along with my bowl of fruit?". We always have a bowl of fruit, at least a small one (in place of potatoes).

This isn't a typical restaurant bowl of fruit. For one thing, the fruit is fresh, unsugared, and hasn't been soaking in syrup or juice for hours getting soggy. A typical bowl of fruit includes bananas,strawberries, orange sections, apples, and cantaloupe. Often, there is grapefruit, honeydew, and/or pear. Sometimes grapes, pineapple, peaches, or plums make an appearance. Whatever's there, it's usually in season, most often perfectly ripe. Very tasty.

I don't have one favorite fruit, I have several, and the top pick varies by situation:

  • in a fresh fruitbowl - pears, bananas, apples, strawberries, orange slices (peeled)
  • Fresh, unadorned, plain - ripe peaches, pears; also really good tart/sweet apples (Fujis are best)
  • on cereal - bananas, followed by peaches, sometimes blueberries; I keep a bag of frozen peach slices in the freezer for cereal if I don't have fresh bananas
  • on ice cream - strawberries or fresh peaches, unless there's fudge sauce, in which case bananas
  • in pie, cobbler, or crisp - blueberries, peaches, heaven is both together
  • juiced - fresh orange

What's your favorite fruit?

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