ever heard of starfruit? i never had until i moved to hawaii and met thomas robertson. the robertsons have a very plentiful starfruit tree and every fall they get more starfruit than anyone can handle. we thought we loved it, but then we had ambrose and since first he laid eyes on a starfruit- he loved it. when each starfruit season rolls around, i think, "he probably wont remember how much he loves it," but he always proves me wrong.
here he is smiling in between chomps in front of the tree:
today was the first day of the season where we could pick more than one and, well, see for yourself:
here's a look from underneath the tree- look closely- those arent leaves (well, there are some leaves)- but mostly that's just a TON of starfruit!
see the star shape:
we normally slice the spines off and then cut them up into pieces, you can see the star shape better this way and it makes for a tidier eating experience, but this little boy just heads under the tree, selects one for himself, picks it, and takes a seat under the lilikoi to chomp away, juice running down his hands and arms:
oh to be two again. :) except for when i was two i didnt know what starfruit was... let alone eat four in one hour.... wait, he just came in the room with another one... five. yikes! guess i better go make dinner.