RDP Thursday: Esculant

What do we have here? Is this an esculant, edible, something to enjoy. My mum and dad would probably have thrown it in the garbage, thinking it was a strange object and definitely not to be eaten. I saw my first avocado about fifty years ago. My British life, and even my Swiss life, had no avocados. I read about them perhaps in stories, but it was not something for a Brit like myself, although I am open for anything new. I then discovered that you can actually grow the overlarge seed in the middle. Many avocado trees began to grow in pots at home. However, after a year or more I gave up on them, it was really not determined for the Swiss way of life. And now I even buy one now and again and quite enjoy it with perhaps some prawns in a salad or as this evening with smoked salmon on bread. I have grown toi love the avocado. Some may be shaking their heads here thinking nothing really special. Where they live the avocado trees might be growing in every garden. Here they are to be found in the grocery section for the special fruits.

RDP Thursday: Esculant

11 thoughts on “RDP Thursday: Esculant

  1. I enjoyed our garden in Zimbabwe. We had fresh avos almost all year round. Whoever originally designed the garden had planted three avocado trees, different kinds so that they bore fruit at different time of the year. Heaven! Nowadays, avocados are a luxury for me not because of the price but because I know that they have a very large ecological footprint (they come by plane from all over the world depending on the season, if they are cultivated in southern Europe they grow in areas where they take away an inordinate amount of water from native crops).

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  2. We moved to our small town when my son was seven and daughter was two. However, it is a tourist destination for the 1860s-1890s buildings and wooden boats, so has a very good Japanese restaurant. My daughter wanted to go there for her 6th birthday. Her father said, “I hadn’t even TASTED sushi until I was an adult!” Different foods and food fashions and choices! All esculnt we hope!

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