Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Surprise from Sri Lanka

Last nite I was blog hopping and came across the blog Ms. Bake-It. Tracy lives in Florida and posted about a pineapple head that her son planted in 2007. You can read that post here. All these years later, they were finally enjoying their first homegrown pineapple.

It reminded me of all the fresh fruit we enjoyed while we were in Sri Lanka in February.

Quite ironically, my husband came home from work today lugging in four boxes. And look what was inside ...

Pineapples ...

Coconuts (these are used mainly for the milk) ...

Papaya and butter fruit (a/k/a avocado).

I didn't know what this was but Rambutan has to be harvested with the fruit still attached to the branch.


I had the kids pull them all off and we got two bowls full. They now need to be stored in a dry, cool place.

And we will have fresh pineapple for dessert tonite.

All this fruit was sent by a Sri Lankan business man we met while there. He delivers Sri Lankan fruit and newspapers to Kuwait every day and had this delivered to my husband's office.

I think I'll go cut some more pineapple.

Hope your day is filled with many sweet surprises. Peace & blessings, Tammy

26 comments:

Marilyn said...

Wow..... The pineapple looks wonderful! I don't care for canned pineapple or any other canned fruit as I dislike the syrup it is packed in! Nothing like natural....
Have a Great Week!
Marilyn

Claus said...

So much fruit! Excellent for summertime, huh? I love pineapple, and have had my share of papaya (the company I work for cultivates them!), though I prefer it in juice :-)
The red and hairy, grape-like fruit once peeled are known as LICHAS or LICHI around here and along Latin America. I even brought some at work today! I usually have some fruit as a middle morning snack.
Enjoy the yummy and juice fruit!
have a lovely day.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow Tammy: What a great gift. I am so happy for you. It is wonderful to enjoy fresh fruit. God is good. He knows even the little things that gives us joy. What a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Becky said...

Oh I love fruit, these look especially good.I think Guava is a great fruit even though here in the states we dont have it often.Are you celebrating Ramadan?Or are you Christian?I know its Ramadan now everywhere.


Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A GREAT GIFT TO RECEIVE. I LOVE PINEAPPLE. BUT IT IS QUITE EXPENSIVE HERE. SO DON'T GET IT VERY OFTEN. HAVE A GREAT DAY TAMMY. LOVE KAY

koralee said...

Oh my lucky you my friend!!!Fresh pinapple..really one of my favourite things.Enjoy! xoxoxo

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tammy~everything looks so yummy! Enjoy!!

Bettyann said...

what a generous gift...love fruit esp pineapple..enjoy..

Jan said...

I am DROOLING! Luscious! How nice to have that fresh fruit in your home. sigh.....

Reminds me of Hawaii. Pineapple hasn't tasted as sweet as it was there!

I'll be full of fish in Alaska, so your pineapple would be a nice treat afterwards!!!

Hugs
jan

Melissa said...

How nice of this guy to send you this stuff. I'm sure he's just returning the kindness that he was shown so generously by you. I'm sure your in happy fruit heaven right now. How the heck do you eat that Rambutan? Looks like a puffalump:)

Ana said...

Hi Tammy,
Just wanted to come by and say "hello" and "welcome home" to you too...I don't know about you, but my vacation went by too fast and it was just too short. But I am happy to be back home... there's certainly no place like home, right? Enjoy all the wonderful and delicious looking fruit...Love, love, love, pineapple!

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

glor said...

What a wonderful treat! Pineapple is an all time favorite in my house. Making me think, I should pick one up for dessert. Enjoy!

bunny said...

yummmmmmmm~ Now if only you had a french connection, someone could send you some yummy french bread...lol LUCKY!

tootles,
bunny

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What a thoughtful gift, Tammy. You enjoy every single bite! Hope your week is great so far. Off to make another cup of evening tea... xxxx

Celestial Charms said...

Such a sweet gift, literally. There's nothing like exotic fruit to brighten one's day. Enjoy!
Maureen

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

OMG! All that sweet fruit looks sooo good! Much better than the one we can find at our "market"!!!

crochet lady said...

Oh wow, what wonderful lucious treasure.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I am acquainted with the Ms. Bake It. Wonderful gal!
Brenda

La Dolce Vita said...

oh I bet it is delicious, what we get stateside is so acidic, I eat all I can get when I go to Hawaii! love pineapple!

Marilyn said...

Yum that all looks so good... what a nice surprise that was....enjoy a piece for me!!

Yarni Gras! said...

yum.....that fruit looks AMAZING....what a nice assortment!

Phyllis said...

I love love love fresh pineapple!!

Gayle said...

I LOVE fresh pineapple.

Anonymous said...

You have definately had pineapple on your plate today. Funny that you saw the blog about the pineapple head that was planted and is now bearing fruit. How very cool that Sam's business friend dropped by such a thoughtful gift. It made me smile, as when I was in Kuwait, during Ramadan, pineapple was the most wonderful snack about two hours after iftar. I had it every night along with roasted almonds. YUM!! Enjoy your pineapple!

Love,
Renee

Deb said...

I love fresh pineapple...yummy! One of my favorite treats is fresh pineapple with ice cream. OK, now I'm hungry! Enjoy!!!

Natasha Burns said...

gotta love loads of great fresh fruit!
oh rambutan! it's yummy :) we can get it at the Asian markets here, and also at the supermarkets, canned.
have you tried lychees? they're even nicer!
or, if you can get hold of some, try some mangosteen... sensational!

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