Your posts about fruit made me smile! I've been pounding down the fruit since December! I knew I had a "problem" (not really) when I ordered 10 lbs. of Meyer lemons online. (This was actually to make lemon curd for Christmas gifts, which I never got around to doing because I was so sick. I squeezed the lemons and grated the peels, and the ingredients are now waiting for me in the fridge to finish the project.)
Yesterday, I made a delicious smoothie with half a bag of frozen strawberries and unsweetened cranberry juice, plus a little maple syrup. Yum! It was like a mega-healthy and delicious 7-11 slurpie! I'm not feeling the grapefruit craving, but all other fruit is calling my name.
Say what you will about the carbon footprint of importing fruit out of season (yes, I agree it's an issue), but on the other hand, by living in this era, we are so blessed to be able to have access to such a wide variety of fruit when we crave it. Think about the pregnant women in a place like Maine (or wherever) in the winter in 1890 (or whenever)... they might have been craving fruit badly too, but there was nothing available! Maybe one orange at Christmas and that was it!
Questions for you guys:
- I have two fresh pineapples on the kitchen counter that I haven't used yet: any suggestions for what to do with them?
- When I told my midwife about my fruit obsession, she was all frowny-pants about the sugar in fresh fruit. I was surprised she had a negative reaction since I think of fruit as so healthy, so what am I not understanding? (She is quite strict in general about sugar and doesn't have much of a sense of humor about diet issues, but I know she means well.)