Dr Tanya is our hostess for the 5 Things challenge.
The 5 Things tag keeps surfacing on WordPress. I am not sure who first thought of it but I have always found it fun to do. I thought “Why not make it a weekly feature?” If you participate in a post of your own please tag it #5things. Your concept of exotic varies with the variety of foods freely available around you. In western countries, mangoes would be considered exotic but in my part of the world they are the commonest seasonal fruit in summer.
I was never a fruity person (get your mind out of the gutter), just your basic oranges, apples, and bananas, with seedless grapes and strawberries in the summer and satsumas or pomegranates at Christmas.
That’s all changed now and you can have practically any fruit any time of the year.
I was introduced to mangoes in 1993 when on holiday in Amsterdam.
I love them!
Memories of my trip to NZ (picture left, but not mine), but kiwi and raspberries for dessert? Yummy!!
Melon is good for a starter or dessert. It’s light and refreshing. One of the family dogs loved it, and would be ‘smiling’ with his own wedge!
I love fresh pineapple, but it is so acidic, it gives me mouth ulcers.
However, fresh pineapple in some of my recipes brings a whole new dimension of flavour to the dish, and not just dessert.
In 1994, I was on a diet coming up to Christmas and to show willing for our department Christmas meal, I ordered an exotic fruit starter, traditional dinner and a fruit salad for dessert.
The only difference between my starter and dessert was star fruit on one, and cream on the other.