Five-A-Day

I always eat just fruit for breakfast. Crunchy apples, sweet/sour clementines, and sometimes grapes at this time of year. Don’t you just love that first bite in the mornings? Something to wake up those taste buds, and stimulate the brain! The refreshing tangy scent of citrus fruits mixed with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee…Mmmmm!

My five favourite fruit:

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Strawberries
  4. Clementines
  5. Blueberries

I like lots of other fruits too, but let’s keep it down to five.

Now to vegetables. I was once served a dish of peas, carrots and corn in a restaurant… fresh from the freezer, no seasoning, no sauce, nothing but veg. They were caught out by having to serve a vegetarian meal (Bavaria at the turn of the century!) and clearly had no imagination at all. And yet that dish of vegetables was rather nice! The pure flavour came through – earthy, green, sweet. That’s how I like my veg – unadorned, except perhaps for a little salt and pepper, a sprinkling of herbs, or a hint of olive oil or butter…

My five favourite vegetables:

  1. Brussels sprouts (also good with lemon juice)
  2. Butternut squash
  3. Carrots
  4. Parsnips
  5. (New) potatoes

How about you?

What are your favourite fruits and vegetables; the ones you eat all the time cos they’re so good? Or the ones you treat yourself to occasionally cos they’re more exotic and have a short season?

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