Today’s topic is a bit of a tongue twister and I love that. I love all kinds of fruit and I am having trouble thinking up one that I despise. I basically enjoy fruit on it’s own but you can take it to the next level by making yummy things with it. So here are my top picks for fall.
This is a universal favourite, I guess. It’s a bit like nature’s fast food, easily packed into lunch boxes, backpacks and even laptop bags. There are so many varieties to choose from and so many yummy things you can make with them. I think they deserve a whole post of their own later.
Peaches are luscious as they are. the ones with the bright yellow almost orange flesh are the ones I like best but I don’t mind the white ones either. My favourite peachy treat is a little fruit tart. It is made of a light crust filled with semi sweet custard and topped with slices of fresh peach —- luscious! Another way I like my peaches is as fruit yoghurt, home made is best of course, but the store bought kind is available year round.
Glossy, black plums bursting with red juice and sweetness are the ones I like best. There are other varieties, dark to lighter purple and red but these are not as sweet especially near the stone. I make a refreshing drink with plums by removing the skins and stone sand blending the flesh with a little water and lots of crushed ice.
I used to have a “meh” attitude towards papaya including them in my generalised fondness for fruit. A trip to Bangkok and the discovery of red papaya made me a fan for life. They are great on their own as well as a colourful and tasty addition to fruit salad.
These are as sweet and delicious as mangoes and quite similar in their vitamin and calorie count. They are as sweet and yummy as any dessert.
I know that some of you associate peaches and plums with summer but in my part of the world summer is too hot for them. We begin to get them in September and then they continue through to October.
What are your favourite fall fruits and how do you like to enjoy them? I would love to know.