I adore limes now – even more than lemons – but when I was a kid I hated anything lime. Green was the last flavour I’d want to pick out of a fruit-flavoured candy rainbow. Suckers? Hard candies? Kool-Aid? Never wanted green. (Until I discovered that an older cousin of mine – whom I really […]
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It’s peach season right now in Ontario. Peaches are probably my favorite fruit – made even more special because I don’t eat them except when they’re in season. A perfect peach is a feast for the senses: its fragrance is delicate and delicious, its skin is soft and velvety, its texture is silky and tender, […]
Citrus fruits are favorites in Western culture because of their tangy (and often sweet) tastes, and their powerful essential oils that most people find very pleasant. Do you like citrus fruit? What’s your earliest memory of eating an orange or a grapefruit? How many products do you use that smell like citrus? “The peel _________”
I’ve written about strawberries before. Today I’ll just say that they’ve become one of the only fruits I eat, since I’ve cut out sweet and/ tropical fruit. I eat the strawberries plain, without any sugar, and they’ve become an incredible treat. I never would have guessed how much I could love unsweetened strawberries, but when […]
I eliminated most kinds of fruit from my diet a couple of months ago. Here is something I still eat – blueberries. What’s your favorite kind of fruit? Have you ever picked your own berries? “The blue _________” ___ What inspired this prompt?
It’s strawberry season right now in my part of the world, although I took this photograph back in the winter, when pomegranates were still available. I loved the way the red fruit looked together. How many kinds of red fruit can you list? Would you eat any of them together? Why or why not? “I […]
I came across these strawberry plants growing wild in the woods near me earlier this spring. It makes me smile to think of strawberries in the woods… (even though these ones are probably invasive) Have you ever eaten wild strawberries?/b> Would you know what to look for if you went foraging for food? “The plants […]
I love how when you cut open an apple, it makes a star shape. Do you remember someone showing you this as a child? What was the story they told you, about the star at the centre of the apple? “I sliced __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?
You may have noticed that I have a thing about citrus fruit. I eat a lot of it. I buy juicing oranges and grapefruit and clementines (in season) in huge quantities, and can eat several per day. I love the way they look, all piled up in the large stock pot I keep them in. […]
The smell of clementine oranges reminds me of Christmas. What does the smell of citrus fruit remind you of? Is there a memory you wish had a smell attached to it, so that you could bring it to mind instantly? “My hands can’t __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work…