Let’s talk about fruit

  
By:  kathleen  •  4 weeks ago  •  79 comments

Let’s talk about fruit
What fruit would you pick if you only could pick one for life.

If you could only pick one fruit to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I know this is a hard question, because there are so many that are delicious.

Please be civil... thank you..

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Kathleen
1  author  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

If you could only pick one fruit to eat for the rest of your life, which one would you pick?

I would pick a peach.

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1  WallyW  replied to  Kathleen @1    4 weeks ago

Colorado Palisade Peaches, which are just starting to come in.

Other favorites would be really good Rocky Ford cantaloupe, or mini-watermelon. Quality varies.

Love all berries, especially raspberries and blueberries.

Those grapes, with seeds, in our community garden

And last but not least---Kiwifruit with strawberries.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
1.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  WallyW @1.1    4 weeks ago
Colorado Palisade Peaches

Worth every effort. And almost right next door, Paonia cherries. Olathe corn is coming soon, and don't laugh, it's sweet enough to pass as a fruit.    Almost makes me miss home...almost.

 
 
 
Kathleen
1.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  WallyW @1.1    4 weeks ago

I never tried those, but they sound really good.

I like to get the juicy summer peaches, cut off skins and slice them up in a bowl. Then add a little sugar and some water and stir them. Yummm

 
 
 
r.t..b...
1.1.3  r.t..b...  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.2    4 weeks ago
I like to get the juicy summer peaches

Halved and grilled with just a sprinkle of cardamom. Transcendent.

 
 
 
Karri
1.1.4  Karri  replied to  r.t..b... @1.1.1    4 weeks ago
Olathe corn is coming soon, and don't laugh, it's sweet enough to pass as a fruit. 

Actually, corn IS a fruit.  A fruit is basically the womb of the plant, so many things we thing of as veggies are actually fruit -- corn, peas, tomatoes, squash and many more. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
1.1.5  author  Kathleen  replied to  Karri @1.1.4    4 weeks ago

I know that tomatoes are considered a fruit. They call them “love apples”. The first I heard of corn, I heard corn has a lot of starch like potatoes.

 
 
 
Karri
1.1.6  Karri  replied to  Kathleen @1.1.5    3 weeks ago

corn has a lot of starch like potatoes.

Yes, they are both full of starch.  However, potatoes are part of the root of the plant and, therefore, a vegetable.   They both originated in the Americas.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  Kathleen @1    4 weeks ago

Bean Beans the musical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot.  The more you toot the better you feel, so let's have beans for every meal.

 
 
 
Kathleen
1.2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.2    4 weeks ago

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Kavika
2  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Avacado and durian.

 
 
 
Sunshine
2.1  Sunshine  replied to  Kavika @2    4 weeks ago

Do you have an Avacado tree?  My daughter who lives Florida too has huge Avacados growing this year from hers.

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Sunshine @2.1    4 weeks ago

No I don't have an avacado tree and I do live in Florida. 

I perfer the California or Mexican avacado's. They are smaller and have more fiber in them than the Florida avacado. IMO, a bit tastier as well. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
2.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    4 weeks ago
I perfer the California or Mexican avacado's. They are smaller and have more fiber in them than the Florida avacado. IMO, a bit tastier as well. 

I agree. I was staying with a Friend in Ft Myers FL for a month and tried some of their avacados and I found that although they are larger they are less flavorful and not as firm as the ones we have here in So Calif and from Mexico. When I made guacamole they turned a bit soupy after a short while. 

But, when in Rome.......(smile)

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.1.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

You can make lots of things with those..

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

Fresh soft juicy peach cannot be beat. 

I have also come to love grapefruit. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  JohnRussell @3    4 weeks ago

Yep, they are so good. I have to put sugar on my grapefruits. I spoon them out.

 
 
 
Ender
4  Ender    4 weeks ago

I would pick either watermelon or bananas.

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Ender @4    4 weeks ago

Try salt in watermelon, it is really good.

 
 
 
Snuffy
4.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  Kathleen @4.1    4 weeks ago

Oh yeah,  salt on the watermelon is really good. It brings out an amazing flavor. You should also try your watermelon grilled. The direct flame will caramelize the sugars and almost bring out a meat subflavor in the watermelon.

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Snuffy @4.1.1    4 weeks ago

Oh wow.. never heard of that one. I was told you could add feta cheese and some spices with it cut up and that is good too. I don’t remember what was all in it.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.2    4 weeks ago

A drizzle of balsamic vinegar over that, nice.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

Put me down for grapes.

 
 
 
Kathleen
5.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @5    4 weeks ago

Red or green?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @5.1    4 weeks ago

I prefer green

 
 
 
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6  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    4 weeks ago

Stand alone fruits are so lonely.

 
 
 
Sunshine
7  Sunshine    4 weeks ago

Strawberries 

 
 
 
Kathleen
7.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @7    4 weeks ago

My daughters favorite.  : )

 
 
 
Karri
7.2  Karri  replied to  Sunshine @7    4 weeks ago

If I answered this two days ago, I would have said strawberries.  However, yesterday, I went to the commissary and I bought some watermelon,  Now I don't know.  Umm, strawberries and watermelon combined!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8  Raven Wing    4 weeks ago

Bananas - not so much for their taste, but, for their important nutritional value

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8    4 weeks ago

I also think of bananas as a kind of comfort food.  I eat at least one a day.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    4 weeks ago

As we age our bodies tend to deal with food a bit differently, and potassium is a must have nutrient. That was brought home quite drastically when my Mother collapsed and went into spasms one morning. When I called 911 the responders said she was in bad shape and rushed her to the hospital. The diagnosis was that she was very low in potassium and she was told to eat a banana everyday as they are very high in potassium. 

While I like many other types of fruit, if I could have only one kind I would pick bananas to maintain the necessary potassium level. While there are supplements that can do that, there is nothing that works as well as bananas.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.1    4 weeks ago

I am glad your mom was okay after that.

you are thinking smart. They help to bind too.

 
 
 
TTGA
8.1.3  TTGA  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.1    4 weeks ago
potassium is a must have nutrient

That works both ways Raven.  Too little potassium can lead to convulsions, too much leads to congestive heart failure.  That's what killed my mother.  The potassium level in her blood went up and the doctors couldn't get it down.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  TTGA @8.1.3    4 weeks ago
That works both ways Raven. 

True. Too much of a good thing can be as bad as too little. That is why I have blood tests on a regular basis in order to make sure that the potassium and other necessary elements are at a good balance. I don't eat a banana everyday, but, at least once a week, in addition to other food that provide potassium, in order to maintain a good balance.

 
 
 
Karri
8.1.5  Karri  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.1    4 weeks ago

FYI -- oranges are also high in potassium.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @8    4 weeks ago

They are very good for you.  

 
 
 
lady in black
9  lady in black    4 weeks ago

Strawberries

 
 
 
TTGA
10  TTGA    4 weeks ago

Apples.  Specifically, Granny Smith apples.  They have just the right blend of sweetness/tartness for me.  They also make really good pies.

 
 
 
Freefaller
10.1  Freefaller  replied to  TTGA @10    4 weeks ago
They also make really good pies

Love Granny Smiths, you may want to try stuffing a couple pork chops with some chopped up grannies mmmmm mmmmm good.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Freefaller @10.1    4 weeks ago

I would like to try that.

 
 
 
Snuffy
10.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Freefaller @10.1    4 weeks ago

You should also try a softer apple like a McIntosh. It pairs nicely with some chopped up sweet onion and jalapeno stuffed into chicken breasts.

 
 
 
TTGA
10.1.3  TTGA  replied to  Kathleen @10.1.1    4 weeks ago

Kathleen,

Great idea about the fruit.

Not too much time (grandson want's popcorn) but you sound like you enjoy cooking and food in general.  Have you ever thought of starting a food group to collect everyone's favorite recipes?  We used to have one that was full of good recipes but it got deleted by mistake.  If you or anyone else is interested in starting one, let me know on PN and I'll help explain the format that seems to work best.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.4  author  Kathleen  replied to  TTGA @10.1.3    4 weeks ago

That would be great. I do enjoy cooking.

It would be nice to have a NT Cookbook.

Perhaps we should call it The Newstalkers Cookbook. 

Everyone can post their favorite family recipes.

PN me and tomorrow or next day we can start a group. ( or whenever is convenient for you)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Kathleen @10.1.4    4 weeks ago

Count me in for that one. I love to cook and have a wide variety of recipes from different cuisines. Some that were passed down from my Great-Grandmothers and Grandmothers. Old fashioned maybe, but, still delicious.

Plus, I really like to learn new recipes have a change of pace now and then. 

Sounds like fun! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.6  author  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @10.1.5    4 weeks ago

Sure thing, we can all do this together. : )

 
 
 
TTGA
10.1.7  TTGA  replied to  Kathleen @10.1.4    4 weeks ago

Far Out!!  Tomorrow should be good.  I'll have grandkids here but they don't get in my way when I'm on the computer.  See avatar.  We've got the younger three.  Kaylie, the oldest, is now 13 and doesn't need a babysitter (at least to hear her tell it).  Actually, she has a summer job with a local farmer.  She and a number of her classmates are spending the summer making an intimate acquaintance with hoes and weeds.  The farmer actually has a tiller on his tractor that would do the job but he figures it will give the kids some spending money and teach them about hard work.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.8  author  Kathleen  replied to  TTGA @10.1.7    4 weeks ago

That sounds great and you have plenty of good company with you.. : )

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  TTGA @10    4 weeks ago

Granny Smith apples are nice and tart.  Good flavor.

 
 
 
TTGA
10.2.1  TTGA  replied to  Kathleen @10.2    4 weeks ago

Good with either salt or dipped into caramel sauce.

 
 
 
charger 383
11  charger 383    4 weeks ago

Oranges

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @11    4 weeks ago

I'm with Charger on this - oranges.  Here they are grown and fresh. My favourite juice as well, which used to be grapefruit juice, but it interferes with certain medications.

 
 
 
Kathleen
11.1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    4 weeks ago

Fresh squeezed orange juice is so good.

 
 
 
Kathleen
11.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  charger 383 @11    4 weeks ago

They are on my top three.

 
 
 
Snuffy
12  Snuffy    4 weeks ago

This is a really tough choice as there are so many really good fruits that I enjoy all the time. And some good dietary suggestions above also.  But if I really had to pick only one fruit that I would be allowed to eat for the rest of my days I think it would be blackberries.

but turning my back on any other fruit????   Kathleen, I think you're being really mean here.   ;)

 
 
 
Kathleen
12.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Snuffy @12    4 weeks ago

I know....jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png  I knew it would be hard.

Blackberries are my favorite berries of all.

I hate blueberries.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
12.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @12.1    4 weeks ago

If we're talking berries, then raspberries for me.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
12.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kathleen @12.1    4 weeks ago
I hate blueberries.

Same here. I just don't like the taste of them any way their are fixed or raw.

I can't eat apples as I am allergic to them.  Apple juice is a no-no for me as well.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
12.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.1.1    4 weeks ago
then raspberries for me.

Yes, those and blackberries as well. Red raspberries are sooo good made into a smoothies.

 
 
 
Enoch
13  Enoch    4 weeks ago

Honeycrisp Apple.

So much can be done with them.

By themselves, also very savory.

Great topic.

So many fruits, so little time.

P&AB.

Enoch.

 
 
 
Kathleen
13.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Enoch @13    4 weeks ago

Thank you Enoch..  : )

I will have to try them.

 
 
 
Enoch
13.1.1  Enoch  replied to  Kathleen @13.1    4 weeks ago

Dear Kathleen: Most welcome dear friend.

E.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14  Paula Bartholomew    4 weeks ago

Watermelon. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
14.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14    4 weeks ago

So refreshing

 
 
 
Raven Wing
14.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14    4 weeks ago
Watermelon. 

Me too. I remember when we lived in Ft Worth TX there was a watermelon stand just a few blocks from our house in the summer, and they had the most delicious long, stripped yellow watermelons. There were sweeter and meatier than the regular melons. They were brought in from the Rio Grande Valley. 

I can still taste them! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Enoch
14.2.1  Enoch  replied to  Raven Wing @14.2    4 weeks ago

Dear Sister Raven Wing: Growing up we used to have watermelon eating contests in summer camps.

Sticky, but a major yum!

Enoch Wiping My Mouth.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
14.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Enoch @14.2.1    4 weeks ago

Dear Brother Enoch,

When my Friends would come over in the summer we would also have watermelon eating contests. There would be 5 or 6 of us all sitting around scoffing down watermelon and spitting seeds. Which was another contest to see who could spit their seeds the farthest. 

As you say, quite messy and big mess to clean up, with all the seeds all over the place. But, it was worth it. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
MrFrost
15  MrFrost    4 weeks ago
Let’s Talk About Fruit

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Kathleen
15.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MrFrost @15    4 weeks ago

I know how hard it is for some to be civil. This makes YOU look bad, not me.

 
 
 
luther28
15.2  luther28  replied to  MrFrost @15    4 weeks ago

Yes She is, She's a peach of a girl.

 
 
 
Kathleen
15.2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  luther28 @15.2    4 weeks ago

: )

 
 
 
luther28
16  luther28    4 weeks ago

I would have to go with bananas.

Taste good and good for you.

 
 
 
Kavika
17  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Am I the only one that picked Durian as a favorite fruit. 

Know as the ''King of Fruits'' it taste is remarkable. The down side is that the smell from the durian is terrible at best. It is a fruit from SE Asia and is banned in many resturants there because of the smell not the taste. 

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Kathleen
17.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Kavika @17    4 weeks ago

What does it smell like? 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
17.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Kathleen @17.1    4 weeks ago
What does it smell like? 

Dirty socks...but if you can get passed it, it is not bad. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
17.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  r.t..b... @17.1.1    4 weeks ago

LOL.. I might have trouble with that..

 
 
 
Kavika
17.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Kathleen @17.1    4 weeks ago

Here is a link to a good article on durian. It includes the taste and the smell...

BTW there is durian coffee.

https://cookingispassio.com/what-does-durian-taste-like/

 
 
 
Kathleen
17.1.4  author  Kathleen  replied to  Kavika @17.1.3    4 weeks ago

Thank you..

 
 
 
It Is ME
18  It Is ME    4 weeks ago

Plums. If it's running down your chin when you bite into it, it's a GREAT Plum.

 
 
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