I am blessed in the neighborhood in which I live. In the four block walk from the subway I pass -- depending on what side of the street I am walking -- a Gap, a Banana Republic, three banks, a clothing store not a national chain, a drug store and a Starbucks, a bakery, and a Dunkin Donuts. If I walk another half a block in various directions, there is a pizza store, a soft ice cream store, a large grocery, a candy store, a health food store and a store with an enormous assortment of fruits and veggies. In the ongoing struggle to eat healthy, I must confess dear bloggy friends, I don't always stop at the fruit and veggie store or the health food store. There are nights when Starbucks is screaming for me and if I escape those siren voices I hear the call of Dunkin.
Tonight was an exception. I climbed out of the subway and went immediately to Broadway Farm. Yes, it's on Broadway, but despite the fact the store is far, far from a farm there is a great selection of fruits and veggies. There were plums, six kinds of apples, four kinds of oranges, but not the little pixie clementines I was looking for. Then I saw a totally unfamiliar fruit. The sign said it was Sharon Fruit, imported from Israel. The sign on the package said it was "Natural Candy" and the sweetest fruit in the world.
And my friends, it is yummy! Beyond yummy! Though it looks like a tomato, it is sweet and completely edible. I googled it and found it's a cousin to the persimmon and this is its short, but so sweet season. Couldn't not share my discovery with my bloggy friends.
Coming soon: Buttercup's Blue Chicken!