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Chutz
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   Posted 4/2/2010 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
What's your favorite fruit? Summer is coming and with that comes fresh and more local fruit. What one fresh fruit can you hardly wait for each summer?

Our state, Washington, is known for it's apples and those are fine but on the eastern side of the state they also produce lots of stone fruits like cherries, plumbs, apricots and OM Gosh, the peaches are so wonderful! smilewinkgrin But for my money the cherries are about the best thing since the invention of chocolate. We used to drive all the way across the state and buy boxes of fruit to bring home and can for the winter. Now I can get boxes locally when I need to do some canning since there are lots of small businesses that bring them over.

But to choose just one is impossible...lol I love fruit and used to raise everything from apples to blueberries, grapes, strawberries, raspberries..you name it! Our area, Western Washington, grows a lot of strawberries and raspberries, oh and blueberries too, but when the fresh local strawberries are ready it's more than I can resist. The "southern" berries that come up north the rest of the year are OK, but the flavor and texture of local berries is so much better!! It's almost like a different product. The reason is that berries that are local to you don't have to endure shipping that can ruin them so the growers produce a berry that ships better but isn't as juicy and flavorful. But when I'm desperate for some strawberries, like this week, I get a huge box from Costco or smaller chain stores and the grandkids and I inhale them! And these are easy to freeze or make jam. But just for eating...Cherries! I will buy a 25# box from a local man and it gets consumed in sort order by all of the kids, grandkids and myself. Mmmm, mmmmm... It's a shame hubby isn't interested in fresh fruits...lol

What summer fruits are you looking forward to?
Chutz smilewinkgrin
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 4/2/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and currents...ususally in the same bowl.

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   Posted 4/3/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Your'e right Chutzie, there are too many fruits to choose just one. I love strawberries,
rasbberries, watermellon...and I love currants too. My Grandma had currant bushes
and made the best currant jelly... oooh I'm hungry now! smile
 
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I just ate some yummy cantelope, I enjoy it through most of the winter, some are good, some are not. But I look forward to the apples and cherries. I love them both. We have an old apple orchard behind us and we go there in the autumn. You can drive miles and find all different kinds, and they are not sprayed because nobody tends it anymore. I make a lot of apple pies in fall. Really enjoy that. With ice cream...

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HTG
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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
hmmm... really looking forward to strawberries at the farmer's market and blackberries off my vine at home.

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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess I'd have to say strawberries and peaches, but I do love everything except melons.
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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I love local canteloupe and watermelon. They don't get ripe until August around here. But they are the best! cool
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 4/3/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I love to make a fruit salad in the summer. I use blueberries, strawberries, cherries, kiwi, grapes, and melons. But my favorite fruit year round is an orange/tangerine. I am salivating just writing this down.
 
I just cored, peeled, and sliced a LOT of apples for an apple crisp for dessert tomorrow. I always put some of the skins aside to nibble on, not the slices, just the skins. The rest of my family likes the fruit, not the skin. I also like the apples to be tart, not sweet. I am odd (wo)man out around here!  smilewinkgrin
 
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   Posted 4/3/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My mouth is watering just thinking about all of this fresh fruit.
 
I love raspberries, strawberries and watermelon.  I can just smell them now.
 
God Bless!
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