Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You'll pay me back in kind and reap just what you've sown*

I've been a mission to try new types of produce this week.

So far, I tried baby squash (which OMG are so cute and tiny).  I honestly don't even know if they have other names besides baby squash.  But, they're about the size of a brussel sprout and sold at Wegmans.  And I had yellow and green ones.  I basically just steamed them and cut them all in half and added a few sprays of I can't believe it's not butter! spray and they were yummy.  I will definitely add this to my repertoire of vegetables I like (I find that so far I have liked every type of squash I have tried, so I'm not surprised I like these.).  Now I need to branch out AWAY from the squashes and find some non-squash vegetables I can eat.

I also tried a Pepino Melon, which tasted oddly like a pear mixed with some kind of root vegetable.  It had the texture and taste of the pear, but it was missing the sweetness of the pear.  It wasn't terrible, just a little bland.  If I were planning to serve it with dessert, it would need some yummy sugary glaze added to it.  However, I could see myself adding it to a fruit salad or something.  On my list of acceptable fruits.

Today, I tried the Kiwano and it was not something I'd eat again.  I was totally sold by it's spiky orange appearance.  It just looks like a bad ass piece of fruit.  However, it felt like I was eating Slimer from Ghost Busters.  The inside, is a slimy green gelatin-ish "sac" with seeds in it.  It tasted like a mix of a cucumber and a banana.  Which is not the most...pleasing of flavors.  I ate about 1/4 of it before the texture and consistency forced me to stop.  It was too slimy for me.  

So, I'm on the lookout for the next weird bit of produce to try.  Any suggestions?



Lisa said...

dragonfruit! I've never tried it.

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