Jun
18
2010
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Five Fruits and (is an Avocado) a Vegetable?

Dispatches from Paradise Volume 2

Being in Hawaii, there is all kinds of fresh, tropical fruit available anywhere you look. Starting with the back yard, but also extending to roadside fruit stands, farmers’ markets, and even tables out in front of people’s houses. The latter type is my favorite… they are unmanned, the goods are usually really cheap, and there’s a lock-box of some type to put your money into.

Below are a few of the fruits we’ve had here:
• White Guava (mild flavor, the seeds were really hard but a pain to spit out so I just swallowed them)
• The tangerines from the tree at the house where we’re staying
• Ice Cream Bananas (apparently you freeze them and then cut them open and eat like ice cream… it tasted like a frozen banana to us though)
• Don’t know what this is… we’ve been calling it an Ugly Fruit. It was only $1 (you can see the price written on it). We haven’t tried it yet but it smells good, which is a good sign.
• These are gigantic avocados. Still waiting for them to get soft.
• A hat-full of lemons and limes… 25 cents each

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