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What's YOUR Favorite Fruit

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Fresh or dried, fruit is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and great taste. What are your favorite fruits, dried or fresh, and, besides eating whole and unsadorned, what's your favorite way to prepare them?

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post #2 of 11
Peaches, cherries, oranges, grapes, pineapple, raspberries and blackberries and blueberries, and the list goes on. Gotta love fresh fruit. Besides eating them "raw", I love using peaches in kuchen, cherries in salads, oranges with chicken, grapes in salads, pineapple in sweet & sour dishes and in deserts, raspberries and blackberries in liquors and desserts and on and on...;)
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in summertime

its strawberries and watermelon
watermelon super cold from the fridge just as it is
strawberries any way any how but if im fancying them up then if its cold, marinated in a little balsamic vinegar, black pepper and orange juice, if its hot poached in a little water or white wine, a little honey cooked till its a bit syrupy then served on french toast or icecream

then its all kinds of berries, stoned fruits just eaten as is

in winter time
its feijoas (pineapple guavas) or rhubarb
feijoas eaten straight out of the skin mmmmmmmmm yum or mixed with apple and cooked for desserts
rhubarb cooked with sugar and apples and turned in to a crumble
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post #4 of 11
Tough choice, but probably mangoes just plain, or mango kulfi.
post #5 of 11
Cantaloupe. Can't beat the fleshy soft texture, the sweetness, or the health benefits. Yey summer is coming!

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post #6 of 11
Mango! Love the stuff.
Also: strawberries, very crisp apples and bing cherries.

I like grilled peaches and caramelized pineapple, too.
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post #7 of 11
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Great ideas! Thanks,

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post #8 of 11
Peaches. Out of hand is very good, but also peach pie, chopped with whipped cream on pancakes or waffles.
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post #9 of 11
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For the past few years, our small, local organic grocery, has been packing the bins with wonderful and outstanding apples in the fall. One variety that I anticipate every year is the Honey Crisp. The name says it all - slightly sweet and very crisp. If ever youcan find some, pick up a few. They may well be my favorite apple.

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post #10 of 11
one only one huh.....today it would be gooseberries.....or fraise du bois, out of hand or in a chambord jam on hot croissant.....watermelon feta red onion salad.....raspberries, black, golden, salmon, red.......apricots, dried and fresh, I like um with orange and chevre......mars grapes.....honey crisp or black arkansas apples.....Calhoun County, Illinois white peaches, they drip down your arm and make elderly men swoon......comice pears, lucious flesh....red grapefruit.....dried satsumas from happy apple, Art Lang at Ferry Plaza.....rhubarb, in pies....tart cherries with triple cream......blueberries out of hand right off the bush....cantalope with salt or proscuitto, actually an ambroisa melon is yummmmm......currants in jam....figs, oh my figs....dried cranberries....white raisins in sweet potato.....
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oops forgot passion fruit, usually consumed as a juice...the flavor is probably my favorite
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