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Friday, April 17, 2015

Field Trip to the Fruits Market

Aloha Everyone,

Learning names of different fruits is one way to increase our vocabulary.

The skin is firm but can easily be sliced with a sharp fruit knife. The reddish meat has similar texture to pumpkin, but more fibrous. The sweet taste is subtle and mild. Seeds are very large and covered with pulp like mango.

Capri looks like cherries. It is in the family of berries. Soft and slightly tart and sweet Capri a delicate fruit. Each fruit has a pit.

Sometime referred to as passion fruits, it is a size of a tennis ball. Inside are dozens of black seeds encased in semi-transparent gray pulp. I find it difficult to eat as the slimy seeds are easy to swallow.

This fruits is believed to be native to the Andean valleys of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. Generally the fruit is heart-shaped. The surface of the fruits has turtle-like markings. The meat of the fruits is white, juicy and fragrant. Seeds are round and smooth. In some cultures, the seeds are dried then eaten roasted.

I love most fruits. However these exotic fruits are not too kind to my stomach.

J.J. and I had an early dinner at the restaurant Carbon in Hotel Cuenca. Edgar, our server, went to the United States with his parents when he was 11 years old. Edgar lived in Connecticut and New York. He returned to Ecuador a year ago.

Here is J.J.'s grilled meat dish.

Aloha -- Cathi