Saturday, July 25, 2009

A little bit fruity

What is it about Kiwis and their penchant for rude-shaped fruit, vegies and stones?
Hot on the heels of the penis stone and genital-shaped grapefruit, the latest ‘What The?’ item for sale on TradeMe is this delightfully-shaped Man Orange.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I go shopping, the fruit and vegies are always disappointingly normal. Maybe I’m just shopping in the wrong place?
Never mind, at least the selection of produce available here is always interesting.
The other day, we tried some Apricot Delight Yams. You can also buy Red Yams, and Mellow Yellow yams. I had to look up the Halfords website to find out how to cook them, and roasted them with honey and garlic. Next time, I’d leave out the honey, as they were quite sweet already. They’re crunchy and light, kind of like a savoury apple I guess. Would do well with other vegies as part of a Sunday Roast.
In other news, a neighbourhood cat has taken to visiting us. Since we can’t have pets of our own here, we’re quite okay with it. She walks past, meows, and if we open the door she comes inside and makes herself at home.
Sometimes she’ll stay for a sleep on H’s bed – much to her delight!
She’s never hungry and thirsty so is obviously well cared for – or maybe she has a host of families in the complex that she drops in on.
We don't mind. In the abscence of our own pet, we're quite happy to share!
Kitty visitor makes herself at home or H's bed
And our lounge

Roast yams

This is what they look like when they are raw


Honey the Great Dane said...

I've always wondered how to cook yams -- I have always been a bit intimidated by them but now I have a better idea of what to do -- yours looks delicious!
Funny-lived here for so many years and never found any strange looking fruit -- you seem to have a special attraction for them!

Such a lovely story about the cat, in our first year here we also had a similar neighbours cat who used to come in and make herself at home and we loved it -- gave us the first taste of having a pet and we've never looked back!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I once had a n eggplant with a penis like protrusion. It was so strange that I think I took a photo of it! hehe