We made pet rocks.
We had Christmas parades.
We built solar systems out of styrofoam balls.
But we NEVER had Show and Tell when I was in school.
Clearly this is my chance to get back that time where I longed to share my latest in the Barbie collection, the Indian money I found on the playground, or the puppy I taught to sit, shake, and rollover.
So without further adieu, I present you with…
Things that make Heather squeal (aka what I bought in Atlanta):
My collection of goodies from Buford’s Highway Farmers Market!
Lupini Beans – they remind me of butter beans only with a bit of bitter/tartness to them…and they have FOURTEEN grams of protein per 1/2 cup serving!
Eggfruit – Laura said it tasted like vanilla custard…NO WAY I was leaving there without it!
Culinary Lavendar – Hmm, perhaps there will be some pancakes inspired by a certain vegan scone?? 😉
Liquid Smoke in APPLE FLAVOR – need I say more?
Passionfruit – My very FIRST one!
Yali Pears – so crisp, so sweet, and so juicy that I made a mess out of my scrub top at work!
TWO YEAR aged Gouda – they had samples…and those samples WORKED! Oh my god, weak in the knees!!!
Teeny tiny itty bitty
titties patty pans – Oops, did I say that? 😉
Dried persimmons – HELLO, persimmons are my favorite fruit…how could I turn this down?
Oat Fit Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal – I LOVE the cinnamon roll flavor so when I spotted these, I just had to get them…now I can’t decide which flavor I like more especially after this:
I kid you not!
I tried the passionfruit yesterday…it was definitely more tart than I thought it would be but in a good way!
A little stevia and some Cho and I was good to go!
Hee hee, I made a rhyme! 😉
While I was pleasantly surprised with my passionfruit purchase, the REAL treat was this beauty:
Behold the all mighty eggfruit!
Never heard of it before? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either…that’s why I took plenty of pictures to share with
the class you guys!
The peel is really thin, but bitter-tasting so I had to
work like crazy do my best to scrape the flesh out with a spoon. The texture is like an overripe avocado but the taste? The taste is like SWEET pumpkin pie!
A bowl full of pie…
Or a pile
of poo of chocolate pudding! 😉
I am seriously in love! Look out persimmon, you have some competition!
But there are OTHER things I found in Atlanta besides a carload of food…
My very first trip to IKEA definitely proved sucessful!
After TWO YEARS of looking for a modern looking dresser in WHITE that did not come with Disney princess decals, I finally found the ONE! I’m so excited for the man-friend to help me put it together this weekend!
The man-friend says he’s creepy…
I say he’s got style…he’s got grace…and his name shall be…BOB! 😉
But Bob’s not the only thing I didn’t know I HAD to have…
AND a handy-dandy milk frother just like Kat’s! Mmm, chai lattes!
Oh and I also picked up this awesome bamboo salad bowl…
Aka Bob’s swimming pool!
Yeah, I’ve been having a bit too much fun with this! 😉
Did you have Show & Tell at your school?
What’s your favorite exotic fruit?