I stopped at Sainsbury’s yesterday on the way home. (The new one along A331 between the M3 interchange circle and the Meadows in case anyone really cares).
The Mole wanted pizza, I had thought about Thai soup and then there was the small matter of flour for the bread machine since the weather has warmed up enough to finally bake bread again. (Think about it, exactly how long do you think it takes bread to rise when the kitchen is about 7ºC? Trust me, it is not possible to alter the cycle on the bread machine for that extended a rising. Poor little yeasties just give up, hunker down and wait for a better opportunity to ferment).
Anyway, I had no intentions of going into the fruit section, much less picking up one of these. Of course, I had to cruise the Internet discovering that the dragon fruit has its own web location and various old blog entries. Most of the other sites lacked either grammar or decent pictures.
If you need help on cutting, someone even made a Youtube video on wielding a knife against the poor defenseless fruit.
And we are off to RAF Alconbury as soon as the guy from Modern Housing finishes the repair to the wall in ceiling from Dec.
Yum. I had dragonfruit last August while travelling in Asia. Luckily, I did not have to slay my own dragon to enjoy it.
I’ve seen those at Super H but wasn’t up to the price.
Okay, so what does it taste like? Our local greengrocer once had about four in the shop but they were very expensive and I had no idea what to do with them. He knew what they were but had no idea either – they were left over from something he had ordered for an Asian celebration.
I *think* that’s what I bought as a dried fruit from Thailand in a Trader Joe’s–wait–okay, you made me go look. http://www.knowphuket.com/fruit.htm It was the rambutan–it made my mouth and throat swell up and was scary as all get-out. So I guess the dragonfruit would be okay after all. And I have to say, thank you for jogging the memory so I would go look it up, because I needed to get that one straight for future reference!