Always on the lookout for new and interesting fruits and vegetables and not always as aware of the prices that go along with it – does anyone else have trouble estimating prices by pound? – I came across the cherimoya, a hybrid fruit of sorts with flavors reminiscent of papaya, pineapple and guava. Cherimoya’s are native to Chile, Ecuador and Peru, which makes me feel a tinge of guilt and a glimmer of hope that mine didn’t travel that far.

While Mark Twain described it as “the most delicious fruit known to men,” I’m not sure I share that same enthusiasm. The texture was a bit grainy and it wasn’t as juicy as I would have liked. Perhaps it wasn’t quite ripe, but at $6/piece, I’m not sure I want to try again. The guava taste was the flavor that stood out for me and while it was enjoyable, it just isn’t enough to justify this purchase again.

Nutritionally, they are good sources of calcium, Vitamin C and niacin but don’t eat the rind or the seeds – they can be poisonous!

Have you seen or tried cherimoya?

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trip to colorado

The trip to Colorado was a wonderful one! The taster and I walked around Denver so much that my legs actually hurt! (Sedentary job much?) The food was fantastic, some interesting drinks were had (a cucumber mojito that will have to be re-created) and I love that flip flops and a fleece are totally acceptable

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truffled pasta with spinach

On my Birthday, a friend told me that 27 is the best year of your life and I must say, it is off to a great start. One of the presents I received, from my much-too generous friends, was some truffle salt and at first I didn’t really know what to do with it, other

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roasted garlic hummus

Considering that I make hummus at least a few times a month, I can’t believe that I’ve never shared my recipe with you before! I love having hummus in the house at all times because, let’s face it, it is pretty much the best dip, spread, topping and straight-from-the-spoon there is. And once you make

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rocky mountain bound

(source) The taster and I are in Denver for a little weekend get-away! We are headed to the Rockies game today (have I ever mentioned that my BF loves sports?) And I’m looking forward to a hike in the Mountains, exploring downtown Denver and of course some really good food. Let me know if there are any places

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korean rice bowl

On a plate. I haven’t had a ton of experience with Korean food, especially after a very unfortunate experience with kim chi. (This may also explain my lack of a decent-sized bowl that would actually contain all of this) But after this delicious plate, full of flavor, I can’t wait for more! While we didn’t follow

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grilled asparagus

Asparagus is definitely one of my favorite spring vegetables. I eat it year round, sure, but when spring finally rolls around, I can’t stop thinking about asparagus. Like most vegetables, it can easily be incorporated into any meal or dish but it is also perfectly delicious all on its own. It is perfect in pasta

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