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Yep and Nope

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?”


“Yep!”


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.


Nope.


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.






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