Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Corner View - Shopping


One of the things I love about shopping in Australia is the FRUIT.

Tropical.

Exotic.

So much GREAT fruit !!

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I have always been a fruit lover so this is a perfect place for me to live.
Just look at the photo above.
Strawberries.
Mango.
Blueberries.
Kiwi Fruit.

mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Stone Fruit ... plums and peaches.
Bananas and limes too ...

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Pomegranate !
Oh how I love pomegranate !!

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Passion fruit.
I miss the passion fruit vine we had growing at the old house.
I need to plant one here !

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Feijoa.

This is new to me.
I'd never even heard of it before.
I bought it yesterday and ate it this morning.

The verdict is still out as to whether or not I like it.
It tasted a bit like detergent smells.
But the taste was not so overpoweringly bad that I didn't finish it.

I think I need to try cooking with it ... or baking ...
The little info sheet I got with it has a few recipes that look like they'd be nice.
May have to try one !!

Do pop round to Jane's place ... Spain Daily ...
to find the links for the other corner view participants !
I can't wait to sit down later tonight,
after the kidlets are in bed and take my little tour of the world !

And feel free to join in ... there's still time !!

PS ...

Almost forgot the coconut ...

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Seriously, I could live in Australia solely for the fruit !!


37 comments:

fuoriborgo.com May 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

Yes, you convinced me: I should live in Australia too!

isabelle May 6, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

thanks for this post full of vitamines !!

Kari May 6, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

Gosh your good at taking photo's. Even those who don't fancy fruit would have to try these out cause your photo's are really good.
I love the passionfruit - I haven't been able to find some here though and I love coconut. I actually use it as a shampoo for my hair.

jane May 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM  

Seriously- me too. It all looks wonderful. Did I see Nutella?... :)

Toni May 6, 2009 at 5:44 PM  

Mmmmmm ..... you've made me hungry just looking at it :D

la lune dans le ciel May 6, 2009 at 5:48 PM  

what luck! thank you for these beautiful photos!

A Captured Reflection May 6, 2009 at 5:53 PM  

Ah yes good old feijoas! I remember when I'd not long lived in NZ and a friend gave me a bag of these 'delights', I bit into one with enthusiasm and could have won a gurning competition (minus the horse collar) - alarmingly bitter - an acquired taste they tell me...

Ruth May 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

Pomegranate - yum!! That was sucha beaut. photo too.
Kiwi fruit is a Kiwi fruit. You know that eh...you're not an Australian who claims kiwi things as Australian, lol :P. And I wonder about origins of feijoa too becaue I grew up with feijoas and they like a cold winter (so do blueberries). So I wonder where they grow them in Aus...maybe Melb or down that way??
I loved living in Australia with a climate that supports year round eating of tropical fruit! Lucky you!

Caroline May 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM  

Feijoa crumble is wonderful. Feijoas are so common in New Zealand that growing up, there would always be neighbours or friends of the family desperately trying to give people bags of them from their trees. They first appeared in the store down the street from my house in Melbourne earlier this week, and they are $1 each! I still had to buy two as I love them so much!

Love these photos, I love the fruit in Australia. Mangoes!

Ian May 6, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

Passion fruit juice makes a great cocktail.

Jeannette May 6, 2009 at 8:19 PM  

Mouthwatering pictures....now I have to go shopping for some passion fruit! Love them.
When I was on the Maldives they had bowls full of them and I think I ate them all. ;)
Have a nice day, Jeannette

Mari May 6, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

Oh yummy! I'm jealous because Michigan isn't too great with fresh fruit, except in the summer.

Crescent Moon May 6, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

Yum!
Great photos! They look like something out of a glossy cooking magazine.

Joyce May 6, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

Your photos makes me one to sit down right smack in the middle of a watermelon and strawberry batch or hop on the next flight to Australia, the fruit looks so... wonderful! I love fresh coconut.

Cheri May 6, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

Man I want to reach through my computer and have a bite of that fruit. It looks so good!!

earthycrunchy May 6, 2009 at 11:56 PM  

I love fruit too. Thank you for the lovely pictures!

Sarah May 6, 2009 at 11:56 PM  

Okay, that is so vastly unfair I could just spit. Talk about coveting your neighbor's house - I'm doing it to your entire country. Let's see, what can I grow fresh in our area of the country...strawberries, apples, that's about it. :) The pictures are gorgeous and I'm so jealous! :)

Ritva May 7, 2009 at 12:18 AM  

ok, so i will come there!
what a coconut!

Allison May 7, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

Love the photos! We have a special season for strawberries where all the markets are packed with them. Of course they don't taste as good in the off season, but I find it interesting that most Germans usually only eat strawberries during this time.

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes May 7, 2009 at 12:30 AM  

Looks delightful. I think I need to move there too!

Crescent Moon May 7, 2009 at 12:50 AM  

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
To answer your question, garbanzo beans seem to be really easy to grow, but they don't produce very many beans per plant. My neighbor showed me her plants that are already mature and she told me she was only getting 2 or 3 beans each day. This is my first time growing them. They like a long warm growing season.

Dorte May 7, 2009 at 12:58 AM  

Great post about shopping ... mmm so many nice fruits.
I know the feijoa - it is originally from South America where I have lived for some years. It is great combined with other fruits in salads, ice creams juices etc. :-)

MODsquad May 7, 2009 at 1:14 AM  

Oh, your kidding!! All that beautiful fruit! I could totally live on that... Ok, maybe through in some seafood and sushi and I'm set! Great photos, Bonnie! And, what might that yummy chocolate goodie be in the first photo? mmmm!!

Amy May 7, 2009 at 1:36 AM  

oh my goodness, Bonnie.... I love fruit too, and I am drewling all over my keyboard here....

beautiful pics, girl! Wow!

Terri May 7, 2009 at 2:08 AM  

Oh it all looks so good. At least we get nice fruit in the summer. Your pomegranates are so pretty and I just bet that fresh coconut is to die for. When I come visit - :) - I hope you'll have lots of this fruit for me!!

skymring May 7, 2009 at 2:25 AM  

that's a really good shot of the pomegranate!

Dana May 7, 2009 at 2:36 AM  

I am officially jealous.

malo May 7, 2009 at 2:43 AM  

Jealous here too. pomegranate is my favourite. It's very expensive here and probably doesn't taste half as good as in Australia. Love your post!

caitlin May 7, 2009 at 2:51 AM  

That fruit is not only the prettiest, but also looks like the tastiest ever! You've sold me on Australia! Thanks for such beautiful and yummy photography!

Kimmie May 7, 2009 at 5:38 AM  

Beautiful photos - the pomegranate especially! I'm looking forward to visiting Oz a little later on this year :) .... I planning on trying lots of different foods - now I'll look for the special fruit too!

MisterE May 7, 2009 at 5:45 AM  

Now I really am craving all that fruit. I love Coconut and glad you ended with that cool picture. Thanks!

Sandra May 7, 2009 at 7:43 AM  

It's one of the things I miss about living in South Africa, we had the same amazing fruit all around.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl May 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

I've never heard of stone fruit, or that feijoa. And although I've heard of pomegranate, I've never tried it. But I do love fruit! And there was a peek of something chocolate in the top picture, wasn't there?

epe May 7, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

your pictures are amazing!! i want to taste the passion fruit, sounds very tempting!

~ Melody ~ May 7, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

You do know this images are perfection, right? And dang yummy!

Le blÖg d'Ötli May 8, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

A very attractive corner view ! Really !!

Cele May 9, 2009 at 10:41 PM  

this pictures are great!
I´m so hungry now....

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