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What's in Your Fruit Bowl ?

Val

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Strawberries, seedless green grapes, gooseberries, blackberries and black currant:p
 
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silva

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Plums, nectarines, peaches, tomatoes (?)
and cherries! :D
and a good watermelon in fridge!
Strawberries and blueberries in freezer
 
I have ordered some cherimoyas as I haven't tried them before.

I was out in a shop just now and I bought a persimmon and a honey pomelo to try. There were quinces too, I think I read that they taste sour so I didn't buy one.

I have bananas, oranges, apples and lemons in my fruit bowl too.
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
I have ordered some cherimoyas as I haven't tried them before.

I was out in a shop just now and I bought a persimmon and a honey pomelo to try. There were quinces too, I think I read that they taste sour so I didn't buy one.

I have bananas, oranges, apples and lemons in my fruit bowl too.
Quinces must be bright yellow, not green, so then they won't be sour. It's one of my favourite fruits.:lick: It's a pity that they can hardly be found in local grocers.
 
I tried the honey pomelo, it looked like the big green one. It tastes like a combination of a grapefruit and an orange. It has a thick rind that you have to take off before you eat it.



Quinces must be bright yellow, not green, so then they won't be sour. It's one of my favourite fruits.:lick: It's a pity that they can hardly be found in local grocers.
They were yellow, I might go back this week and buy one, if I don't like it I will blame you.;) Do you just eat them raw?
 
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Val

Extraterrestrial
I tried the honey pomelo, it looked like the big green one. It tastes like a combination of a grapefruit and an orange. It has a thick rind that you have to take off before you eat it.





They were yellow, I might go back this week and buy one, if I don't like it I will blame you.;) Do you just eat them raw?
Wow, you can start blaming me right now, because quinces are the matter of taste. You love them or you hate them. :D And yes, i eat them raw but people around here make chutney of them;)
 
I was about to buy a quince in the shop just now and decided against it. The recipes I saw online sounded a bit weird to me and I thought it would be a waste if I spent ages poaching it in the oven and then didn't like it!:p

I did buy some more persimmons for my fruit bowl.:)
 

Tom

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Wow, you can start blaming me right now, because quinces are the matter of taste. You love them or you hate them. :D And yes, i eat them raw but people around here make chutney of them;)
I've eaten quince raw, but can't remember when... it's been too long since I had one! Time to look for quinces in my supermarket's produce section!

I was about to buy a quince in the shop just now and decided against it. The recipes I saw online sounded a bit weird to me and I thought it would be a waste if I spent ages poaching it in the oven and then didn't like it!:p

I did buy some more persimmons for my fruit bowl.:)
I don't remember seeing a recipe for quince- I just heard they're better cooked and boiled one in a minimal amount of water after I cut it up. It did taste better cooked and turned a delicate pink, even though its flesh was the same color as an apple's or pear's when it was raw.

I have a Japanese flowering quince in my yard, and those things are REALLY tart. My veterinarian bugged me to give her some because she loved the smell.
 

silva

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I had a house with a beautiful quince! I cooked some once, raw they were very very tart! I can't remember them cooked, but never did it again. Just really big and pretty flowers.

I have apples and a pomegranite I haven't felt like fussing with. One apple was "ambrosia". Didn't care too much for the texture- like it was too -I can't explain because it would sound just like apples I like- crisp and juicy with a fine smooth texture. I guess this was like the texture of watermelon rind
 
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