Wednesday, June 08, 2011

My Favorite Yard Sale

There is a woman in her 80's who lives near our house that has a yard sale every weekend all summer.

She had been collecting things for years, and planned to open an antiques/collectibles shop with her husband. He was hit by a car and died while crossing the street 10 years ago, so they never opened the shop.

Every weekend she sells off the stock that was supposed to go into her store. Her stuff is way better than a normal yardsale, and she is fun to talk to and has a cute cat with double wide paws. Last year, we got a bunch of great books, old magazines, and the Eva Gabor Wig.

She opened up last weekend. I'm excited she is doing this again this year!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Cherimoya, my delicious new friend

Kris and I have a project: if we see a fruit at the supermarket that we've never tried before, we have to buy it and try it out. As someone who didn't eat a lot of fruit for most of my life, I had a lot of fruit-catching up to do.

My most successful/exciting fruit discovery is the cherimoya. It has a green skin that looks kind of like a weird artichoke, and great big seeds throughout the flesh. The fruit itself tastes kind of like a banana, but better. After thinking about it awhile, I figured out that they kind of taste like banana candy, like banana Runts. However, it doesn't have the artificial candy taste, and is good for you--it's perfect!

I looked the cherimoya up on Wikipedia, just like I do with every new thing I become obsessed with. It says Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men." I can't disagree!