Saturday, July 17, 2010


Fruit #2: Pitahaya

Okay, maybe we will do a new fruit every other day....
How did Julie do it, everyday? Oh, yah, she didn't have four kids and wasn't getting settled into a new country.

Pitahaya is also known as dragon fruit. The exterior is thick, leathery, knobby and yellow. The interior is grey, firm, juicy with lots of little bitty black seeds. It is very similar in taste and texture to a kiwi, but it has a much milder flavor. Maddy so accurately describes it as "yummy". She is so good with words.
You basically eat the thing by cutting it in half and scooping out the middle. The exterior makes a nice sturdy bowl.
Quite delish.

You know, it is pretty amazing.
You grow up in area of the world, say Manitoba, Canada, and you think God is amazing because of all He created. Then you move to another part of the world, this time say, California, and you are amazed all over again..... See new types of trees, plants, foods, even people. Then He takes you to another place like maybe Costa Rica, and the fascination is increased by huge percentages. And finally you land up in an even more foreign environment, lets just throw Ecuador into the mix, and the amazement never stops. To say that it all just happened? Seriously? Maybe if you are smoking something you shouldn't....
But yes, I am amazed. Every time I turn around, for the last several years, there is a new type of flower, fruit, tree, animal that I have the privilege to discover. I am so blessed. God is absolutely incredible, isn't He?

Did you know they recently discovered a transparent frog in the jungles of Ecuador? Crazy.


  1. Oh, I love the picture of the fruit. So interesting, beautiful and fascinating! Thank you for sharing! Love the story : )