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Thursday, January 26, 2012

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  1. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:46 pm

    I’d have to go with grapes on this one. Not only do I like to eat fresh grapes, but they can be made into juice or jam. Dry them, and you’ve got raisins. But most importantly, I can’t have my wine without grapes!!! πŸ˜€

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  2. Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:03 am

    Hmm…good question. I was about to say apples until I read your idea of grapes…I think I’m going to have to go with grapes.

    Can’t have communion without them. πŸ™‚

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  3. Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:17 am

    Pears. Love them fresh in season. Used to can them. Although I do love frozen red grapes.

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:06 pm

      My favorite way to eat pears is to get canned pear halves (sugar-free, of course), fill the center with mayonaise, and sprinkle grated mild cheddar cheese over them. It’s definitely a Southern thing!

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      • Audry permalink
        Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:44 pm

        That sounds gross!! πŸ˜€

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        • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:46 pm

          I think you have to grow up with it to like it. I don’t really think it’s something someone could come to and enjoy as an adult—though I think it tastes great. Of course, I like pears in grilled-cheese sandwiches, too (especially if the cheese is brie).

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        • Audry permalink
          Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:58 pm

          hmm… pears in a grilled cheese sandwich actually does sound good. Maybe it’s just the mental image I get from canned (barf) pears and mayo, hehe. Totally hear you on eating things from childhood.

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      • duhpaynes permalink
        Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:08 pm

        My mom used to do that and they would sit on a bed of lettuce! Definitely southern πŸ™‚

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  4. Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:13 am

    Jason I know some who use water for Communion cos they have people who cant drink grapejuice. (I dont drink so im ok)

    I would say Pineapple as I have salad year round and use Pineapple alot also like Pineapple juice. (Tomato would be second cos I like alot of things made with tomato).

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:11 pm

      I didn’t even consider tomatoes when thinking about fruit. I know that technically they’re considered a fruit, but I use them the way I use vegetables, so that didn’t even cross my mind. Hmmm . . .

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  5. Sherrinda permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:02 am

    Grapes are my favorite. They are easy and not messy!!!!

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:12 pm

      Not messy . . . until you start that whole barefoot stomping thing. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:27 am

    Watermelon

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:13 pm

      Interesting choice! I always associate watermelon with summer, as that’s the only time of year I eat it.

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    • Abigail Richmond permalink
      Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:49 pm

      I LOVE WATERMELON!

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  7. Thursday, January 26, 2012 8:20 am

    Ripe mango without a doubt

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:15 pm

      I can only imagine what it would be like to enjoy ripe mango—or papaya or kiwi or any other kind of tropical fruit—as I’m deathly allergic to all of them (with kiwi being the worst). There’s an enzyme in them that makes my throat swell shut. 😦

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  8. Roberta Gallant permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:15 am

    I like cooked vegetables, and dislike raw one. Raw carrots,
    salary, and cucumbers do not taste good. I love ripe bananas
    because they taste so delicious! Yummy, yummy!

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:23 pm

      Unlike tropical fruit, I don’t eat bananas . . . simply because I can’t stand the taste, smell, or texture of them. I can’t even eat banana pudding or banana creme pie or anything banana flavored, I just can’t get over the flavor/smell.

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      • Audry permalink
        Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:59 pm

        Bananas would be my husband’s choice. He eats one EVERY DAY, and has been as long as we’ve been married (9 years). Even if I liked bananas, which I don’t, I think I’d have gotten sick of them by now.

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  9. Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:52 am

    I would have to go with apples. I love grapes, but apples can be cooked or eaten raw, made into lovely pastries, and dipped into caramel. πŸ™‚ Yep. It’s apples, for me.

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:24 pm

      I love apples . . . but only certain varieties, which, unfortunately, tend to be the more expensive ones—honeycrisp, pink lady, braeburn. The ones that tend to have tighter “meat” and are a little more tart-sweet. I find that varieties like red-delicious have a grainy texture that bothers me.

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      • Rachel Wilder permalink
        Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:43 pm

        I can’t stand Red Delicious either and people think I’m so strange. Why would I want to eat those when the Pink Lady exists?

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      • Audry permalink
        Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:45 pm

        Same here, I like the crisp sweet-tart ones, not the grainy sweet-sweet ones

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  10. Sylvia M. permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:34 am

    I would probably say apples. You can eat them whole, cut up, diced, in a salad, in a pie or cobbler and lots of other ways. There’s nothing like hot apple pie! πŸ™‚

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:27 pm

      I’ve been putting diced apple in chicken salad lately. In fact, with those and dried cranberries, my chicken salads have been turning out more like a Waldorf salad with chicken in it than a true chicken salad.

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      • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:38 pm

        I like grapes in chicken salad. But apples would be my first choice of fruit with grapes second.

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  11. Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:39 am

    Huckleberries. It’s one of the few fruits I’m not allergic to and can eat fresh off the bush. They freeze well for cobblers, pies, and cakes all year. They dry well for cereals and oatmeal, and I suppose they’d make a passable juice, if pressed. πŸ™‚

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:28 pm

      Very much a Western fruit—and something I’m woefully unfamiliar with. I’ve had huckleberry preserves before and really enjoyed that, but have never had them fresh.

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  12. Misty permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:55 am

    Apples. There is nothing like a fresh, sweet, juicy apple. And I agree with Sylvia and Regina on the diversity of cooking with them. I love fruit, we are a fruit eating family!

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:30 pm

      Once I get to a point in my low carb program at which I can have something made with the Splenda brown sugar (which does have some real sugar in it), I like to slice an apple, sprinkle it with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a little nutmeg and “bake” it (in the microwave). One of my favorite low-carb desserts!

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      • Audry permalink
        Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:49 pm

        Now that one sounds good πŸ™‚ except that I’d use a little maple syrup or real brown sugar and bake it in the toaster oven.

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    • Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:46 pm

      Ooh—I almost forgot to mention my other favorite low-carb “dessert” with apples—sliced apples with melted brie cheese. It’s like fondue, only easier!

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  13. Rebekah W permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:47 pm

    If I had to choose. Come on ,that’s not very fair! I would pick tangerines or oranges. Getting all that vitamin C!

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  14. Abigail Richmond permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:48 pm

    PEACHES!

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    • Abigail Richmond permalink
      Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:48 pm

      But I also like Bananas!

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  15. Keith R. permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:53 pm

    I hate to be someone to go along with the group but,,,yeah, I’d have grapes, too. My kids, however, would probably pick “cutiez”.

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  16. Audry permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:54 pm

    I guess I’d probably go with grapes for the reasons stated above – particularly because I like a glass of wine a few times a week. I don’t eat a lot of fruit (not counting vegetables that are technically fruit) and would manage pretty well without it. Don’t touch my veggies though!

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  17. Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:13 pm

    Blueberries!

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  18. Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:35 pm

    Apples. Granny Smith or Red Delicious, for sure, although I’d be open to other varieties. You know the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

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    • duhpaynes permalink
      Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:13 pm

      I like Golden Delicious πŸ™‚ So many yummy dishes could be made with apples too!

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  19. duhpaynes permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:12 pm

    Blueberries! I’d eat them fresh, make pies, jam and I’m pretty sure I could make wine out them πŸ™‚ We’ve certainly made wine out of our peaches.

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  20. Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:22 pm

    Strawberries for me!

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  21. Rachel permalink
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:15 pm

    OOHHHH it’s between apples and strawberries! Definitely.
    I’m going with ~STRAWBERRIES!~

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