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What Is It ?

02/20/2017 5:45 PM

What is it & Where does it come from ?

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02/20/2017 5:53 PM

A pitaya is the fruit of several cactus species indigenous to the Americas.

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02/20/2017 5:57 PM

That is a Pitaya or "Dragon Fruit". I only know this because I just saw them at Nino Salvaggios fruit market. It is the fruit of a cactus.

Edit : Damn, the bird beat me to it. G.A. Mr. Eagle.

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02/20/2017 6:18 PM

I thought those beets tasted funny--someone must have been fooling around at the seed store.

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02/20/2017 6:26 PM

You eat beets? I thought my son was the only one that liked beets. I am open to eating many things, but pickled red beets are not one of them. He asks me to buy a can every time I go grocery shopping, and he will eat the whole can in one sitting. But I can't get him to try sardines, Kipper snacks, or anchovies on pizza. 15 year old boys are weird.

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02/21/2017 9:02 AM

Has he tried the pickled beetroot, chopped and mixed with mashed sardines? Nom nom nom.

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02/21/2017 9:21 AM

Yes - pickled beets and eggs - a Pa Dutchman's choice of side dish at Easter. Of course we eat them year round, but spring, strangely enough, not autumn, seems to be the best time for them. And what would a summer picnic be without them? More important here than the potato salad.

Hey - want to legally dope for cycling? Seems beets are the thing. Eat until you pee purple, then you are getting enough to increase your VO2 max.

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02/22/2017 12:32 PM

Pickled beets...Yum, but I wouldn't put them on pizza.

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02/20/2017 7:04 PM

Lean meat for the fraternity of the hunter. Is it yours or somebody's heart?

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02/20/2017 7:24 PM

cooked deer heart? I thought you're supposed to take a chomp when you gut 'em.

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02/20/2017 7:41 PM

I have eaten deer heart and drank the blood from the heart with my first kill. Think I was 16. Not the greatest but would do it again before eating pickled beets or brussel sprouts.

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02/20/2017 10:02 PM

Yes, Solar Eagle got it correct. My wife's sister picked up two of these fruits at an Asian market in San Diego.

The sticker on the fruit says :

Dragon Fruit, Red Pithaya, SURA, Produce of Vietnam.

They have a website if your interested: www.anhduongsao.com

It's pretty hard to stump S.E.

He kind of reminds me of a call in radio talk show called: Stump the commish. People would call in with sports related questions.

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02/22/2017 2:05 AM

We Chinese say 'Hwor long gwo'

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02/22/2017 4:09 AM

We can get these in our local supermarket. They have a very light delicate taste.

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02/22/2017 2:14 PM

Tasty, so are the pickled beets, even with eggs, I like to get a gallon and add in some boiled eggs, seems to make the eggs tastier. BUT, never mix grapes with the eggs in your stomach, unless you want to wake up with burning nostrils and your wife getting up with an "OH MY GOD" comment...

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