Sunday, February 17, 2008

Isn't he darling?

Instead of flowers, this is what my husband brings home on Valentine's Day. From the top left, clockwise: ugli fruit, cuke-a-saurus (that's the real name), mango (very ripe), and carambola (starfruit). The cuke-a-saurus obviously gets more points for having such an awesome name.
And here is everything all cut up. It worked perfectly with the delicious barbecue meal I had put together for him. My kitchen light is obviously not the best for making food look appetizing, but this was delicious, and so exotic. What a fun treat!
When we lived in Provo, every Valentine's day I would get a box of mangoes. I love exotic fruit, but it's usually too expensive for me to justify buying on a regular basis, so my darling boy gets it for me. The last couple years, he's done something different, but this is a fun tradition to return to. If only carambolas came in a long-stemmed bouquet version. :)

6 comments:

Kent and Leisy said...

fabulous idea! Kent and I have been wanting to try the ugli fruit for awhile now. How did it taste?

Emilee said...

Ugli fruit is sort of like an orange, but less sour, more tangerine-like. No, probably even less tart than a tangerine.

Story Family said...

Darling for sure. Ten points for John! Really that is such a thoughtful and tasty thing to do. And there couldn't be anything sweeter than that...unless perhaps you drizzled it all with chocolate?

Mags said...

ugli fruit is good? who knew! John wins 10 points for being man enough to ditch the flowers and use his brain!

stooberthepoober said...

I have had all but the spikey yellow

Emilee said...

Dave,
Do they all grow in Madagascar? And I must say, you've missed out with no cuke-a-saurus. Slimy, yet satisfying.