And even though, I haven't been in the mood to write these days, writing about food always cheers me up, and I love fruits. I'm a fruit lover.
And how can I not be one? If I live in a tropical country where there is so much variety of fruits, and they all have so much flavor.
Because you will forgive me, but I am lucky enough to have traveled to other parts of the world, and in many of them, fruits do not taste the same. They do not usually have the same intense flavor as the ones you find here, and I am talking about bananas, mangos, papayas, watermelons, and pineapples to name a few that I have tasted in other places and they were a little bland in flavor, but here they are sweet and intense in flavor.
There are others that I love, but being a tropical country, they are not available with as much variety as in other places like the berries. We have strawberries and blackberries. They are delicious and easy to get. But on the other hand, it is difficult to get raspberries and even more difficult to get locally-produced blueberries.
I eat fruit every day. Mainly at breakfast, with cereals like this morning, when I ate a bowl of cereal with banana and small pieces of local plums, which are smaller than regular plums and more acidic.
But I also like to eat the fruit by itself. When I have melon and papaya, that is the way I usually eat them. Although, I also like papaya smoothies.
If I'm hot, I love to go to the fruit shop for a Tizana. A drink with pieces of fruit that looks like a kind of fruit salad. It usually has watermelon, papaya, melon, pineapple, sometimes apple, and any other piece of fruit that is available at the moment. And all the fruit is put to macerate with orange juice.
Another fruit that I love is mango. When it is in season here, you can even find mangoes on the streets, as mango trees are very common. I like them alone, in smoothies, in salads, in jams, and in chutneys. For eating them alone, I like the bigger ones, for salads, I like them a bit green, and for the smaller ones with strands, I prefer them for jams.
And speaking of jams, I have some frozen strawberries with which I am going to make jam right away.
Thank you for reading!