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Apricots [Jan. 5th, 2006|09:19 am]
Tony Grist
I have discovered apricots. Fresh apricots, I mean. I've always liked then tinned- in syrup (with ice cream)- but I don't think I'd ever eaten a fresh one before this Christmas. They taste like plums, a little firmer, a little less tart and the joy of them is that they're small. Large pieces of fruit intimidate me; I think- when faced with an apple or a large melon wedge- do I really have to eat all that? But an apricot goes down in a couple of bites.

And then I want another....
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2006-01-05 05:22 am (UTC)
I have the same problem as jackiejj, I buy the fruit and it's not quite ripe enough but when it 'feels' ripe, it's rotten in the center.

But, fruit is good for you!

You make me laugh with your 'large pieces of fruit intimidate me'. I always thought it would be fun to make a jack-o'lantern out of a large apple...what would you call that, an apple-o'lantern?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-05 05:51 am (UTC)
With peaches there's a very small window of opportunity when they're fit to eat.

I don't eat nearly as much fruit as I should.

I've seen jack-o-'lanterns made of swedes. They must be the devil's own job to carve.
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[User Picture]From: sina_says
2006-01-05 09:47 am (UTC)
this past summer i helped a friend make jack-o-melons. watermelons carved with beach scenes (palm trees, etc) for a party. they were very nifty.

oh, and what's a swede? i mean, aside from those troublingly blonde folks...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-05 10:50 am (UTC)
Those jack-o'-melons sound good. Easy to carve too.

Swede is the English for rutabaga. The Scots (I've just looked this up) call them Neeps (which I think is the best word of the three.)
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[User Picture]From: sina_says
2006-01-05 11:22 am (UTC)
i agree. from now on i'm calling them 'neeps'. not that i really need to call them anything since i've never actually eaten one...
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