09 September 2009

"starfruit here!!!!"

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:

pure joy:





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.

12 comments:

liko said...

haha!! star fruit brings me back to my childhood days on the big island. my mom's uncle has a really old tree and the juicy, big, sweet ones are the best!!! ambrose looks so happy with them!!
simple pleasures are the best!

The Pixton Family said...

wow, I've never tried one. I will. They look so cool.

Annajean D. said...

Mmmm, looks really good...wanna mail me one here so I can try it?

Tara said...

haha that is hilarious! and i am ashamed to say that i have never had one!

Roeckers said...

I love star fruit!!
Eat one for my Ambrose!!

melissa marie said...

he looks so darn happy.

Carrie said...

That makes me smile the biggest grin ever. That is pure.happiness. I wonder if the ones we get on the mainland are as good as yours..?

modestmuse said...

That last picture is so cute! It looks like it should be the cover of a book or something.

Sofia Deyanira said...

Your own starfruit tree?! I miss Hawaii for natural fruit havens like mangoes, papayas, plumerias, limes, coconuts.... Ahh, enjoy!

snbjork said...

I.Am. So. Jealous!!! I love starfruit and it's at least a few dollars just to buy ONE here in the stores. Please tell Ambrose to enjoy a few hundred for me this season. Thanks.

boo face mcjones said...

mmm... starfruit = yummy. and ambrose's little joyous face is even more delicious (although jesse tells me it's inappropriate to call babies/children delicious).

echo said...

it was the robertsons that introduced me to star fruit as well. yummm