Friday - 10/01/2021 — A few weeks ago I was near one of the fruit aisles at Sprouts and noticed a display of dragon fruit. I’ve seen those scaled things a number of times before, but never bothered to buy any – simply because I had no idea how to prepare them.
This day, however, there was a Sprouts employee right next to the dragon pile. “What do you do with these things?”
“It’s so easy,” she told me. “Pick a nice red one, slice it across, and eat it just like that, even the little black seeds inside. It tastes like a cross between a kiwi fruit and a pear.”
“That’s all there is to it?”
So I bought one. Since I was feeling adventurous, I also bought a star fruit, which I’d never tried before. Before breakfast the next morning, I sliced the dragon fruit open and scooped out a spoonful. Sheer heaven. Ate the whole thing and putdragon fruit on my shopping list for the following week.
The following day, I tried the star fruit. It was lovely, but the sheer bother of getting those seeds out added a great deal of time to my breakfast prep. Then I tasted it.
The awful thing is that the birds wouldn’t eat it either, so the whole thing ended up in my compost pile.
Still one out of two ain’t bad.