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   Posted 4/3/2010 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
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 I love fruit and used to raise everything from apples to blueberries, grapes, strawberries, 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

What summer fruits are you looking forward to?
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   Posted 4/3/2010 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Chutzie for me it is Raspberries! I have a fair sized Raspberry patch next to the garage and when mowing the grass everytime I make a pass by the patch, I always stop and while sitting on the rider, I pick a handfull or two and just sit and enjoy them! I do not care for Raspberries in jams or pies or any other way! But fresh right out of the patch .....well I just think that is abot the best. When I was stationed in Alaska we used to go out an pick wild raspberries, and blueberries too, but you always had to be on the look out for bears, and they always had squatters right!
When I sell the house that is one thing I will miss, as becides having a Raspberry patch, I also have a strawberry patch, a few grape vines and a couple of apple trees, and a cherry tree and Peach tree! not to mention my two raised garden plots and gooseberries around the oak tree!

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   Posted 4/3/2010 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, wow, I can't pick just one either! I love fruits and especially the berries. I think the strawberries may be what I look forward to the most because they're generally the first fresh fruit available here at the local stands so it's a tangible sign summer has arrived! They usually don't come until June!!! The season only lasts a few weeks but then come the cherries and red and black raspberries and peaches, and of course the tomatoes (they're technically a fruit!).

Love 'em all! Now you've got my mouth watering - and I've got a couple of months to wait!


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   Posted 4/3/2010 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't choose! It's just an impossible task. I want them all!

In our house we LOVE fresh fruit and vegetable time and my daughter and I practicaly live on them when they are in season. My hubby...not so much...anyway....I think we'll just take a couple of flats of each berry, definitely cherries (yellow and black please), tons of apples, oranges, peaches, blueberries (grown in our orchard, of course), and whatever else we can get in the car. I'll just freeze what's left over from any purchase to make smoothies. My little girl calls them strawberry drinks, because the base is always frozen strawberries and pineapple (sorry canned here in it's own juice of course). Put the whole can of pineapple chunks and juice in the blender and fill with frozen strawberries from last season. Then throw in a handful of whatever other fruit you want, fresh or frozen and blend until smooth. Great taste, cold in the summer, filling, healthy, and full of fiber.

It's strawberry drink day!!!!

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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
OH BOY! Get ready to laugh! Right now, my favorite fruit is the ever loving Prune! Yep! That's right! After having back surgery, the last thing I want to do is get constipated. PaLady suggested them here on HW, so I gave them a try, and you know, their not too bad! I just stick one on my cheek, like a chaw of tobacco, and nibble on it with my teeth and suck the ever loving life out of it, until its gone. Yum! Good Stuff! Their pretty expensive for a small can, so I think we will head to Sam's Club to see if we can get them at a better price.

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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE FRUIT...any type of husband does not like fruit (how does that happen).   Apples, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi (yum) the one fruit I crave the most is Watermelon, I have not had a good watermelon in years.  If I could get one juicy sweet watermelon this season, I will be soooo happy!
Peaches, nectarines......

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   Posted 4/3/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all just finshed watching Eckart Tolle on how to deal with death . It was very enlightening , it still hard for me to embace uncertainty and sadness but I'm trying with a lot of help from my friends ! Right now my favoeite fruit is the apple , because it makes all those veggies I'm juicing taste better !!
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   Posted 4/3/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
BlueBerries, Strawberries, Raspberries are awesome...mostly I just wash them and eat them, sometimes i do sugar them....In season peaches and watermelons are good too..
hugz but soft ones....
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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
What's your favorite fruit?
   Dear Chutz,
     Pomergranate smilewinkgrin



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   Posted 4/3/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Mmmmm, I love blackberries the most, but cherries are a very close second. I also love peaches and nectarines. I love to make pies, so I get a lot of my fruit that way, and my hubby has introduced me to the joy of a good smoothie!!

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