Have you ever heard of a horned melon? No? Well, neither had I until last weekend. I thought they were some sort of April Fool's joke sitting there in the Winn-Dixie produce section. Nope! You learn something new every day! I looked them up, and horned melons, also called horn melons, are originally from Kalahari, Africa, but are primarily cultivated in New Zealand. According to one web site, they have a sweet-tart banana-lime flavor. They would be fun to try out, but they come with imported prices, too, costing about 5 bucks for a melon the size of a large pear. That's not in my price range for one piece of fruit, but we do sometimes buy pomegranates, kiwis, and mangoes for a little exotic flavor. But maybe I'll take my kids on a field trip to the produce section of either Winn-Dixie or the Family Produce Market (on SR 436 in Casselberry) soon so they can at least see all of the odd fruits that our creative God makes.
|Cherimoyas, a fruit from the Andes mountains,|
which Mark Twain reportedly called
"the most delicious fruit known to men."
(Well, it certainly isn't the prettiest!)
The Winn-Dixie near us recently renovated the entire grocery store. It used to be a run-of-the-mill place, but they really spiffed it up into more of an upscale gourmet establishment with a full hot and cold deli, huge produce section, and even a huge bulk candy area. I don't go to Winn-Dixie every week since their prices are too high for me, but my daughter Lydia hadn't seen the "new store" so she wanted to go in.
|Winn-Dixie in Casselberry, Florida|
|The M & M and Jelly Belly jelly bean dispensers |
are several feet tall!
Have a little fruity fun today!
Oh, and a little of my favorite fruity inspiration from the Good Book!
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.... Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Genesis 1:11, 29
Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12
The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing... This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:5, 8
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23a
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