Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A is for Acorn Squash

A nd so it begins! Jehan joins the bloggers revolution. Ah, a blog! The ultimate manifestation of my narcissism and how I crack myself up.

I thought this lovely picture would be the best way to start. Look at the rich and vast world of fruit that lies before us! May this blog be like that fruit stand. Sweet & nourishing with a few prickly pears and a few tired worn out analogies.

As I have your undivided attention a quick word on fruit: The term fruit has different meanings depending on context. In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary--together with seeds--of a flowering plant. In many species , the fruit incorporates the ripened ovary and surrounding tissues. In cuisine, when discussing fruit as food, the term usually refers to those plant fruits that are sweet and fleshy. Let's say that again. Sweet & Fleshy! However, a great many common vegetables, as well as nuts and grains, are the fruit of the plant species they come from. No single terminology really fits the enormous variety that is found among fruits.

There are simple fruits, accessory fruits, false fruits (closet cases) and then there are irresistable pears in love.

Look. They're blushing.


sk said...

You were born to blog, Jehan. I am glad you finally realized it.

L said...

It is because of you, my love, that fruit has such a special place in my heart.
I find myself admiring the beauty of the colors and savoring every bite and taste more-because of you.

Dra.2010 said...

Congratulations on the new blog. I look forward to reading every chapter with great...An-ti-ci "say it" pation!

J said...

I said. . .
Who's that?