Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What the hell is that?!?

I'm sure you are asking yourself that same question. What the hell is that crazy looking thing? It is a dragon fruit. When I am in Vietnam it is one of the things I like to eat most, but I have never seen one here. So last night, I was very excited to find them at my grocery store. I was almost skipping through the store to show Ben. Of course, I was not so happy to find out the price ($6.99) but I decided that it was OK this one time since there was not one single item of un healthy or junk food in the cart.

So what does the inside of this fruit look like?
Normally the ones I eat are white inside with the seeds, but this type is fuchsia. All you have to do is peel off the outside layer & then you can eat it. The flavor is slightly bland, so it is better with other fruit. (Kind of like a kiwi, but a little more bland.) In Vietnam, I normally ate it with oranges or pineapple.

So I made a yummy fruit salad of pineapple, kiwi, raspberries & dragon fruit. I bought a whole pineapple & cut it up too! It was a pain until I remembered the really cool knife my stepmom gave me fore my birthday, which made it much easier. And the other cool knife. Doesn't it look tasty?


ellen said...

That does look rather yummy. I have been throwing together fruit salads lately because I keep buying to much fruit and I don't want it to go bad.

beth said...

I would like to say that I love the "dragonfruit" vitaminwater, entitled "PowerC"...up until this blog entry, I thought they arbitrarily chose the hot pink color of that drink. And now I know, they were just keepin' to the dragonfruit's true roots...woot!

Diedre said...

That is crazy looking! Sorry to use your comments for this, but, what in the heck is your email? I keep sending stuff to the wrong address.

ellen said...

HEY! Where are the new puppy pictures, woman!