Getting Fruity!

A fortnight ago (that's 2 weeks for my American readers) my Darling Daughter asked me to buy starfruit. She had had some once, long ago at school when they had a 'tasting day' and had liked it. I also like starfruit, so I bought one.

For those not in the know, it looks like this

and once sliced it is obvious why it is so named
I described it as tasting like a cross between an apple and a lemon, but the one 
I had was a little green :-). Any way the starfruit came home, was sliced, and DD took a tentative nibble before declaring, "I don't really like it, it wasn't like this at school". So I ate the starfruit.

This week she requested I buy a pomegranate. "Do you really like them?" I asked, "Yes, I love them, we should have them all the time!" "OK"
So I bought a pomegranate and presented it at breakfast

DD "what's that?"
Me "A Pomegranate"
DD "oh, OK"

I opened the pomegranate, i lovingly separated the pearls of ruby delights (stolen phrase from twitter)  and gave her some in a bowl. A tentative nibble, some mumbles, some discussion of if eating seeds would kill us. Finally........

Me "you didn't mean pomegranate did you? this isn't what you were expecting?"
DD "nope"
Me "what were you expecting?"
DD "a round purple thing, when you cut it, it's orange inside and squishy with black seeds that you spit out"
Me "ah"
Quick trip to Twitter to ask

Turns out she meant Passion Fruit!

So today I am eating pomegranate.
Who knows, soon I may be eating passion fruit.


  1. haha, all this stuff is good, though. she's learning what she does and doesn't like, which is a Good Thing (TM).

    and there WILL be stuff she likes!

  2. Hehehe and you don't need to spit out the seeds from passionfruits! You just eat it all =]

  3. That reminds me of the Winnie-The-Pooh Story where Tigger swears blind that he likes all kinds of stuff but when he tries it he decides he doesn't. :P

    Pomegranates are fun :). I like fruit (except apricots), though I am more likely to seek out vegetables to munch on (I love raw broccoli and cauliflower).

    1. Yes!! just like that (also I ate the Passion Fruit)

  4. I remember really wanting to try a Peperami as a child. My parents kept saying 'you won't like it'. One day, my dad relented and bought me one. I'd waited so long for that moment, I took a giant bite. I vomited.
    All along I imagined it was chocolate filled with peppermint cream!

  5. Oh you've made me hungry! Passion fruit ice cream is the best, by the way. Also, we call star fruit 'five fingers' in Trinidad.

  6. Anonymous10/3/11

    Cute :) Her tastebuds will be constantly changing so she might give these fruits another go at some point. Seems like you've an adventurous little lady there, though so that's positive. It's much more frustrating when they won't even try something!


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