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Korinthia Klein is a violin maker and the mother of three in Milwaukee WI. She, along with her husband run a violin store called Korinthian Violins. Korinthia also performs in her area with the Festival City Symphony and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. She currently teaches at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. A former Babble blogger, Klein currently continues to write on her personal website, The Quiet Corner.

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Dragon Fruit

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If anyone recalls our adventures with the Kiwano Melon, you’ll remember that we try to stay on the lookout for unusual food in the produce aisle.  How can I expect my kids to try new food if I’m not willing to myself?  And some things are just so interesting looking it’s hard not to want to check them out.  So this weekend’s experiment?  The dragon fruit!

 

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Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit!

Isn't it just a pretty thing? I don't know what the proper season is for dragon fruit, but they just appeared near the bananas last week and I knew my kids would love the look of it.

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6 thoughts on “Dragon Fruit

  1. Jane Roper says:

    I love this series! Inspired by you, the girls and I cracked open a coconut last week. Of course, I knew what to expect, but it was new to them. Elsa *loved* the shells, and attempted to use one as a hat for her baby doll. (not a good fit.)

    So, what’s the next fruit on the agenda?

  2. dwk says:

    I ate a whole bag of these dried (freeze dried?) from Trader Joe’s–I think. They were pretty good that way.

    I want you to get hold of a durian somehow–you have any connections?–and try THAT. They’re illegal to import, I believe. Anyway, I’ve always wanted to try what is supposed to be the best tasting, worst smelling fruit in the entire world.

  3. Robyn says:

    If it’s one thing I’ve learned about in my years working in fine dining it’s odd fruits and vegetables.
    If you ever see Rambutans or Lychees I would recommend trying one of those. They look unusual and I think they’re pretty tasty.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambutan
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lychee
    Jicama is easy to find and tastes like a mix between a potato and an apple, it’s pretty good in salads.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachyrhizus_erosus
    Cape Gooseberries are also a tasty snack
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_peruviana

    1. Korinthia Klein says:

      @Robyn: Thanks for the suggestions! I will keep an eye out at the grocery store for any of those. Tonight I actually got one of my daughters hooked on kale that I rubbed with olive oil and salt and toasted in the oven. (Yay for eating kale! But the down side to that is now I have to share!)

  4. Dyann says:

    Too bad it was not as delicious as it was beautiful. Perhaps it was out of season or picked before it’s prime? I often have the same problem with mangos. I know how they are supposed to taste, but they never taste like that in this part of the world. I second the lychee suggestion. Lychees are very good and would be fun too. Kale is also delish mixed with mashed potatoes and smoked sausage. I’d like to try it your way too!

  5. Rosstwinmom says:

    It’s real! My boys have seen a drawing of this fruit on the Capri Sun they sell here and in Germany. I really thought it was fake! The flavor is Mystic Dragon. I’ve never tried it but the boys like it.

    You are my kids and cooking inspiration. I’m getting better about letting them help and do things on their own. My Alex loves it. Jack likes it for a minute and then goes to play while waiting to eat. ;-)

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