Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Slaying the Dragon & Posts of the Week

Until a couple of months ago, I had never tasted a Dragon Fruit. I saw them at the grocery store one day while visiting Frank and decided to buy one for us to try.

I have to admit, it comes by its name honestly. I certainly resembles a dragon, some exotic tropical fish or perhaps a pink armadillo. Its brilliant, magenta skin is not tough like I would have thought. In fact, it's rather soft and easy to cut through.

dragonfruit cut
Slicing it lengthwise reveals a smooth, white flesh with numerous seeds, much like those in a kiwi. In fact, I'd say the taste also resembles kiwi and maybe a bit of pear.

One more cut and you can easily peel the skin back from the fruit and enjoy. Or cut slices into each quarter to make triangular shaped wedges.

It's not overly sweet and it's quite juicy. If you get the chance to try one, I recommend you go for it. They're full of nutrients, low in calories and have those wonderful antioxidants which help keep us healthy. In fact, you can have this piece. Yum

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.



Longest Time Out Ever!
by Dianne

at Do You See What I See


A Different Way of Remembering
by Carmi
at Written Inc.

Spiraling Return
by Laura
at Shine the Divine

Thanksgiving Comes First

by Lime
at House of Lime


by Don
at Quotography

The Last Leaf
by Daryl
at Through My Eyes

Eurasian Eagle-owl
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

Small Town Remembrance Day
by Daniel
at The Pixel Collective

Drama in the Skies
by Glo
at Porcelaine Rose

Sunday Sunset

by Scott
at Just Used Pixels

Frosted Flowers
by Fiona
at Lady Fi


The Rainy Fox
by Sarah
at Plastic Acid

by Betty
at Bossy Betty

Last Minute Friday 55
by Cad
at A Trellis Fencin

Key Sharing
by Cloudia
At Comfort Spiral


I'll Hook Ya Up
by Dianne
at Forks Off the Moment


Spilled Secret
by Pauline

at Writing Down the Words


Recommended by: Gail
Love and Other Drugs

by Beth
at Be Yourself

Recommended by: Lady Fi
Portrait of Proud People
by Francisca
at View Thru my Global Lens


Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


Leave It To Davis said...

I have never seen a dragon fruit before. I wonder if they can be found here in Texas. I will have to look the next time I go to the grocery store. Very interesting!

Cloudia said...

A couple of things come to mind:
1] Dragon fruit has tempted me for YEARS, and now I'm gonna brave one on YOUR say-so and excellent pics/words.
2] I'm a POTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That MEANS something in THIS (blog)Town!

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Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Gosh, I wish I'd cleaned my monitor before trying to taste that fruit. :)

Seriously, I've never heard of that fruit before. It looks tempting. But then your photos can make almost anything look tempting.

Aritha said...

Never seen it in the store here. the first picture is very cool! I think children like it too!

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Andy said...

Dragon fruit is now on my list. All I need to do is find a place that sells them.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

it is like fruit that wants to attack you!

Brian Miller said...

nice dragon fruit is cool....it has such interesting colors...and tastes very nice as well...

DJan said...

I'll try it if I see it in the stores. I wonder where it is grown. Nice pictures, and thanks for the POTWs. Life is getting back to normal! :-)

the Bag Lady said...

I have oftentimes wondered about dragonfruit.... now I'll try it if I see it in the stores again! Thanks for being the brave one.

Daryl said...

thank you ...

glad you posted a photo of it in a hand, your hand?, because i thought it was smaller, not your hand, the fruit ... haven't seen any in our markets .. have you tried Star fruit?

thecrazysheeplady said...

Never heard of that and would never have guessed that was inside. I'll have to look for one now :-).

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous fruit! I have never heard of it but would like to try it sometime.

Laura said...

that is one weird looking fruit... glad it tastes so good! Thank you for including my post in POW Hilary, you are so kind.

TexWisGirl said...

once again, you've shared a wonderful selection of blogs to read, laugh, enjoy, ponder. thanks, hilary!

Jinksy said...

I've often wondered what a dragon fruit was like inside, so thank you for the information in words and pictures! :)

Bossy Betty said...

Gorgeous fruit! Thanks for the POTW honor. I have not been writing much lately, and this inspires me to do more. (Oh Oh. You may have started something.)

Anonymous said...

I must try dragon fruit - I've seen it around and it looks so cheerful in its pink skin.

Many thanks for all these lovely tips - and an even bigger thank you for my POTW!

sharon said...

Thanks for the pictures....I just bought 3 of them and awaiting anxiously!!

Dianne said...

I love the way a dragon fruit looks but have never tried one
now I will
I didn't realize the inside was as interesting to look at as the outside!!
never judge a fruit by its cover

thanks for mentioning me

~JarieLyn~ said...

I've never had a dragon fruit either and I'm not sure I've even seen on in our grocery stores but if I do, I will certainly try one now. You describe it so well. You have engaged my senses. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Dragon suprise, wow, I bet that tastes really good, I've never tasted one either, I must get one, thanks Hilary. Oh, thanks for putting me up as POTW.

Gail Dixon said...

Congrats to all the winners! I'm so happy to see Beth's post chosen. And Lady Fi's frozen petals is certainly well-deserved. Enjoyed the dragon fruit photos; such an interesting and colorful fruit. I'd love to try one, but I don't think I've ever seen one for sale before.

Mage said...

Boy that was a new one for me. I'll look for it.
Nice posts too. Thank you.

Lynne with an e said...

I saw dragon fruit in either Victoria or Vancouver's Chinatown and loved the name and look of it. Wasn't brave enough to buy any, though. After seeing your photos and reading your description, I regret not having shelled out for one or two. Next time for sure!

Kat said...

Well now I'll have to try one. It looks amazing. Photographs pretty well too. ;)

Red said...

You've convinced me on the dragon fruit . I will look for it.

Dave said...

I too have never heard of dragonfruit before Hilary. I wonder if it is a new development? Your recommendation is good enough for me, should we ever get the opportunity to try one - Dave

lime said...

well shucks, thanks. i never imagined my little rant would make the cut but thanks for the shout out. thanks also for the primer om dragonfruit. i had no idea they looked like that inside. n]and though i think they look like tropical fish the way you had it there i like the name pink armadillo. just makes me giggle.

Out on the prairie said...

I need to find one of these,I have never seen one.Fun to see your posts!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

It's beautiful and sounds tasty. We live so far in podunk that I don't know I'll ever see it in our stores, but will certainly look for it when we go to the "big city." Have a blessed day.

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a gorgeous fruit! I don't think I've ever seen one but I'll be on the look out for them now. You've peaked my interest. Thanks.

And thanks, as always, for the new bloggers to check out. I so appreciate it.

xo jj

Don said...

Now I've got to try it! Looks good.

P.S. Thanks for the POTW!

Gillian Olson said...

The dragon fruit is so colourful that I was tempted and tried it too, I thought it was more exciting on the outside than the inside. Thanks for POW.

Glo said...

Thanks so much for the POTW, Hilary! Much appreciated ~ I am in good company, and will enjoy checking your other choices.

It asted dragon fruit when we were doing a dragon unit in a grade 4 classroom ~ tastes much more palatable than it looks ;) Great photos!

Kerri Farley said...

WOW - I've never had one - but it looks very interesting!
Great captures!

Rita said...

I've never even seen one of those. But if I ever do, I wouldn't be afraid of it now. ;)

Kerry said...

I've nearly bought one of these once or twice; now I really must. Thanks for bravely buying one before me!

Looks like some good links to explore; thanks for these. I have found some good blogs through you, Hilary.

Here are a couple of "dog posts" folks might like:



Unknown said...

What a remarkable and special feature this is to look forward to, Hilary! You've introduced me to so many fabulous and talented bloggers!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I've never even heard of dragon fruit! Very cool! Congrats to all the POTW! (When do you have time to read all of these??)

Pauline said...

Thanks Hilary! I've been away and came home to find several kind comments! Will try to catch up on posts next week when I have a few more days to simply sit and read! Two babies sure do keep me busy!